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 155 V Motherboard a c 112 à CPUs September 1, 2013 8:27:02 AM Share The system needs the CPU and RAM to actually do anything. 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? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer USAFRet a c 155 V Motherboard a c 112 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Motherboard Powers Chassis Fans But Not CPU Fan 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 As soon as i plug the power cable in cpu processon fan starts and cpu lights turn on without pressing CPU power button Forum SolvedHP Chassis 3 pin fan and Asus 4 pin motherboard? Forum SolvedCan I power on an Asrock Z77 Extreme4 motherboard without a CPU? Forum Solved3-pin fan connectors Motherboard got 1 chassis fan connector 3 pin Forum Will the motherboard power a PSU without having a CPU in the socket. Forum with 8 pin power plugged in cpu fan tries to start..without it everything spins up but wont boot Forum Solved4 pin CPU fan into chassis header Forum SolvedChassis fan vs CPU fan? Forum How to power system fan without motherboard Forum How to power system fan without motherboard Forum Motherboard power without CPU Forum Chassis fan on CPU fan connector while CPU cooler is passive? Forum SolvedHelp with motherboard and chassis fans Forum Start a motherboard without cpu ( but power for cpu) ? Forum CPU without its chassis Forum SolvedPOWER SUPPLY COMING IN MOTHERBOARD BUT SMPS AND CPU FAN IS NOT SPINNING AND ALSO Forum SolvedChassis fans and lights working, CPU heatsink spins once and stops with no BIOS beep Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !