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Will my fans or anything power up without a CPU?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Decl1ned, Nov 29, 2014.

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  1. Decl1ned

    Decl1ned Thread Starter

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    I recently got computer parts for my first build, I plugged everything in as directed but my CPU won't arrive for a few days.

    I tested my PSU using the paperclip test and everything booted up fine in terms of my fans and whatnot, but now that it's plugged into my motherboard the fans won't power up at all, is this because I have no CPU yet or is my MOBO DOA?

    I want to know now because I've been looking forward to this forever and if my motherboards DOA I'd rather know before my CPU comes Tuesday because then I'll have to contact them that day and wait even LONGER to play my new computer any help is greatly appreciated as I've been googling this for hours now and I'm beyond frustrated.
     
  2. Triple6

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    Pretty sure you need a CPU for most motherboards to even power on.

    But realistically you can't do anything, determine anything, or request a DOA if you do not have the CPU to properly assemble and test the system.
     
  3. Decl1ned

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    So I shouldn't be worried if I try and turn it on nothing happens without the cpu? I mean literally nothing no signs of power.
     
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    I'd wait until you have all the necessary components for a successful Post before jumping to conclusions.
     
  5. Decl1ned

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    Alright I'm just a bit worried I guess, was more or less looking for the probability I was going to have to wait another month to start playing my PC, I'll post what happens on Tuesday thanks for the help.
     
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