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Can I test boot without a graphics card or speaker?

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a b U Graphics card
December 21, 2013 10:51:26 AM

It's all in the title.

I just built a gaming pc but my gpu hasn't arrived yet and my mobo doesn't have intergrated so can I somehow see if my computer is working without doing a test boot?Also, I have connected the hd audio header does this mean I can hear the pc post or not?

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a b U Graphics card
December 21, 2013 10:56:43 AM

In order to hear POST beeps you will need to plug a speaker into the speaker header on your motherboard. The speaker usually comes with your motherboard.
Your computer wont boot without a video card installed, or at very least having your on-board video enabled (which I understand you don't have).
The best you can hope for is hearing the post beep code telling you that your BIOS can't detect a video card. That code will vary depending on which motherboard you have.
If that's enough then by all means, plug in your PC speaker and beep away!
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a b U Graphics card
December 21, 2013 11:01:41 AM

Thanks :D ,

The motherboard didn't come with a speaker header. But can I connect an external speaker through a headphone jack since the audio header is in?
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a c 121 U Graphics card
December 21, 2013 11:02:15 AM

There's no way to tell without assembling the components. Still you will not be able to have a display. Basically the HSF will spin and you could see some led blinking on MB.

No HD audio header is for your sound box and not for post beep.
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a b U Graphics card
December 21, 2013 11:05:49 AM

What motherboard do you have exactly? I've never heard of one without a speaker header.
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a b U Graphics card
December 21, 2013 11:11:28 AM

no, I mean my mobo didn't come with the "beeper" itself, it does have a speaker header.

My mobo Is the M5A97 R2.0.
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a b U Graphics card
December 21, 2013 11:24:55 AM

Welshstig said:
no, I mean my mobo didn't come with the "beeper" itself, it does have a speaker header.

My mobo Is the M5A97 R2.0.


Ahhh ok. Gotcha. Your better off waiting until you get a graphics card to fully test your system. At this point all you can do is watch the fans spin. That's not much fun, now is it?
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a b U Graphics card
December 21, 2013 11:35:19 AM

Ahaha! Thanks for all your help! :D 
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January 9, 2014 7:29:15 PM

Hey I'm doing the same thing! I figured I could put everything together in the mean time while I wait to buy the gpu. Did it end up don't as you thought and the beeps verified that everything ran correctly?
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