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This is my 1st time building a PC and unfortunately my CPU has not arrived yet. But I got my motherboard. Can I go ahead and test the motherboard without the CPU in it? Thanks
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There is nothing significant to test w/o CPU and chances are ... since it is your first build that you will damage something by powering it up or by static.
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Not without some heavy knowledge of PCB's and a lot of expensive equipment.  WIthout a CPU, you will have nothing more than an angry, beeping decoration.
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ok. Now once I get my CPU, do I need to mount the heatsink  to the CPU before I test or it is ok to just drop the CPU in the socket and test the motherboard? Thanks
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W/o Heat sink you will burn out the CPU cache and ultimately the CPU.
ALWAYS have the Heat sink on.
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Thanks. I will remember that.
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