Solved Will a motherboard power my chassis fan without a CPU? Tags: Motherboards Fan CPUs Components Last response: September 1, 2013 8:38 AM in Components Share Dayle McNeela a b V Motherboard a b à CPUs September 1, 2013 8:08:35 AM I have just installed my Motherboard and PSU, and a chassis fan, (Do not have any other components yet) but when i try to turn it on, nothing happens? Does my motherboard need to have a CPU to operate the fan? No motherboard beeps or anything but i dont think my motherboard has a speaker for the POST beep code... I have an ASRock Pro4-m motherboard, Corsair 350D case and Corsair CX500m PSU More about : motherboard power chassis fan cpu Best solution USAFRet a c 216 V Motherboard a c 155 à CPUs September 1, 2013 8:27:02 AM The system needs the CPU and RAM to actually do anything. Share Dayle McNeela a b V Motherboard a b à CPUs September 1, 2013 8:30:46 AM USAFRet said:The system needs the CPU and RAM to actually do anything. So how will I know if my mb is dead? or do I have to wait uptil my CPU and RAM comes? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer USAFRet a c 216 V Motherboard a c 155 à CPUs September 1, 2013 8:38:44 AM Dayle McNeela said:USAFRet said:The system needs the CPU and RAM to actually do anything. So how will I know if my mb is dead? or do I have to wait uptil my CPU and RAM comes? Yes. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Motherboard Powers Chassis Fans But Not CPU Fan Forum SpeedFan controlling CPU fan but not chassis fan? Motherboard issue? Forum High Pitch Noise Motherboard - Caused by Chassis/CPU Fan Connectors Forum SolvedCan mobo beep without cpu? Cant power my pc up. split second fan spins no boot. Forum SolvedCan I install this CPU fan without removing the Motherboard? Forum SolvedCan I install this CPU fan without removing the Motherboard? (and other questions) Forum SolvedCPU fan power plug stuck in motherboard Forum As soon as i plug the power cable in cpu processon fan starts and cpu lights turn on without pressing CPU power button Forum SolvedCan I power on an Asrock Z77 Extreme4 motherboard without a CPU? Forum SolvedHP Chassis 3 pin fan and Asus 4 pin motherboard? Forum Solved3-pin fan connectors Motherboard got 1 chassis fan connector 3 pin Forum Solved4 pin CPU fan into chassis header Forum Confused about my motherboard chassis fan connectors and fan speed control Forum with 8 pin power plugged in cpu fan tries to start..without it everything spins up but wont boot Forum SolvedChassis fan vs CPU fan? Forum Will the motherboard power a PSU without having a CPU in the socket. Forum How to power system fan without motherboard Forum How to power system fan without motherboard Forum CPU OPT FAN port support chassis fans? Forum SolvedHelp with motherboard and chassis fans Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !