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 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 Reply to Dayle McNeela Best solution USAFRet a b V Motherboard a b à CPUs September 1, 2013 8:27:02 AM The system needs the CPU and RAM to actually do anything. Reply to USAFRet Dayle McNeela a b V Motherboard 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? Reply to Dayle McNeela Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer USAFRet a b V Motherboard a b 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. Reply to USAFRet Ask the community Post an answer Related resources: ForumMotherboard Powers Chassis Fans But Not CPU Fan ForumSolvedCan I install this CPU fan without removing the Motherboard? ForumSolvedCan I install this CPU fan without removing the Motherboard? (and other questions) ForumSolved3-pin fan connectors Motherboard got 1 chassis fan connector 3 pin ForumWill the motherboard power a PSU without having a CPU in the socket. ForumSolved4 pin CPU fan into chassis header ForumSolvedCan I power on an Asrock Z77 Extreme4 motherboard without a CPU? Forumwith 8 pin power plugged in cpu fan tries to start..without it everything spins up but wont boot ForumSolvedChassis fan vs CPU fan? ForumSolvedHelp with motherboard and chassis fans ForumHow to power system fan without motherboard ForumHow to power system fan without motherboard ForumMotherboard power without CPU ForumStart a motherboard without cpu ( but power for cpu) ? ForumCPU without its chassis ForumSolvedChassis fans and lights working, CPU heatsink spins once and stops with no BIOS beep ForumSolvedPOWER SUPPLY COMING IN MOTHERBOARD BUT SMPS AND CPU FAN IS NOT SPINNING AND ALSO ForumSolvedPower to chassis fans. Forum800-1000£ Gaming Rig Upgrade [MB/CPU/HDD/Chassis/Fans] ForumSolved100C Without overclocking,fan stuck to motherboard. More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !