Motherboard no processor, safe to power up?

  • Chopzter
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Is it safe to power up a Power Supply with the following connected?

Hardware, SATA to motherboard

Motherboard having no processor?

My power supply popped but I am not sure if the motherboard could get damaged of this.
  • ace5p1d0r
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Post 3+ Months Ago

What would be the point of powering up, if you have no processor?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Why not just power on the PSU without anything connected?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I don't know if this is what you are going for, but I've powered on a pc with nothing but the hard drives connected for power, and wired the IDE cables over to another pc to access information. So I see nothing wrong with it.

However, what is your intended use?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

My guess is that it will fail the POST & beep at you just like it would if there was a bad processor in the board.

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