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Will a motherboard post without a CPU and RAM

CALBIX
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8 minutes ago, CALBIX said:

So the board will show post numbers?

If it has one of those post code displays, yes it will.

What motherboard do you have?

Hi everyone

 

A few weeks back my corsair cooler blew inside my case spewing liquid over everything. So I cleaned the motherboard and it worked fine for about 2 days after everything happend but I went to buy myself a new cooler. As soon as I went to install a new cooler and switched my pc back on nothing worked. The motherboard showed that there was power.

 

After about 3 weeks I would like to test the mobo but I don't want to disassemble my pc just to check. 

 

Thanks

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Nope. It'll power on like usual but it will not pass POST without those things installed. Especially without the CPU.

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11 minutes ago, Phentos said:

Nope. It'll power on like usual but it will not pass POST without those things installed. Especially without the CPU.

So the board will turn on? If the board turns on that's all I need to know

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8 minutes ago, CALBIX said:

So the board will show post numbers?

If it has one of those post code displays, yes it will.

What motherboard do you have?

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8 minutes ago, samcool55 said:

If it has one of those post code displays, yes it will.

What motherboard do you have?

Msi z97 Gaming 7

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27 minutes ago, CALBIX said:

Msi z97 Gaming 7

only asus boards can go into the bios without cpu and memory. msi can't

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1 hour ago, CALBIX said:

Hi everyone

 

A few weeks back my corsair cooler blew inside my case spewing liquid over everything. So I cleaned the motherboard and it worked fine for about 2 days after everything happend but I went to buy myself a new cooler. As soon as I went to install a new cooler and switched my pc back on nothing worked. The motherboard showed that there was power.

 

After about 3 weeks I would like to test the mobo but I don't want to disassemble my pc just to check. 

 

Thanks

The mobo will light up, but will display a post code that signals "no CPU" or "no ram". I have never encountered a motherboard that actually has to have a CPU inserted to recieve power.

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50 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

only asus boards can go into the bios without cpu and memory. msi can't

 

14 minutes ago, NPDPdev said:

The mobo will light up, but will display a post code that signals "no CPU" or "no ram". I have never encountered a motherboard that actually has to have a CPU inserted to recieve power.

Got the Mobo running. Gonna let it run for a few hours just to make sure everything is good before I switch. Thanks for all the help

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