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Should this work?

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Hi, I've just bought a Asus P8Z68-V PRO Z68 motherboard, Cooler Master 700W silent pro and vengance ram (I am currently in the process of getting the GPU/CPU etc). I wanted to test to make sure the parts I have work, so I placed my mobo on the box, hooked up both the 20+4 pin and 8pin connectors. The power and reset lights shone up on the board. I pressed the power button but then nothing happened. Should the fan on the PSU at least spin or will nothing happen without the other components.

Thanks!
post #2 of 5
If there is no CPU in the socket I dont believe it will do anything. You could always grab a paper clip and connect (I am pretty sure) a black wire to a green wire on the 24 pin connector. That should Jump the PSU.
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post #3 of 5
If you want to test the power supply to see if the fan spins up, do the paperclip test.

Unplug the PSU from everything.
Take a paperclip and stick it in the 24 pin connector. Use the green wire and any black wire.
With the power supply switch on the back set to on, the fan should spin.

But in your situation, I don't think anything will happen since there is no CPU.
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yeah man, it won't work without a cpu. townending is right, though. any black wire to the green wire will allow the psu to run independently to test it out.
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post #5 of 5
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Tried the paper clip, it works! Thank you all I was getting worried, Im too excited to build this thing
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