This is a simple hardware question. I just purchased a new Abit NF7 Motherboard and several other parts (3000+ cpu, 512 ram, ect..). I also have an old athlon xp 1600 cpu but I'm not sure if it works.
What I'd like to do is test whether this cpu works but all I have right now is the new motherboard. The rest of the parts are not do to arrive until sometime next week. So my question is, can I test my old cpu in the new motherboard with no ram to see if it turns on? Or will this damage the new motherboard and old cpu?