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Old 03-30-2006, 10:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I installed my motherboard, A8N32-sli deluxe, and my processor won't be here till monday. Is it okay if i turn the pc on? I have everything except ram and a video card, and a processor.
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Old 03-30-2006, 11:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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absolutely NOT , can a car move without wheels? , a computer cant possibly work without a processor its essential
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i just want to see if the lights work n shizzle
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You could turn it on but nothing will happen and you won't see anything. It may damage the system too, i don't know though.
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You can click the button all you want, but without a cpu, it is not going to boot up.
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i just want to see if the lights work n shizzle
unbelievable , thats one of the most ridicules things ive heard in a while , how old are you?
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also, on the little 2-pin guys that are for the power button, reset, hdd activity light, does it matter which way those 2pin things go onto the motherboard? the only markings i saw on them is a little arrow, is that negative or positive and does it matter which way they go on?
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i think the only ones that matter are power and reset but i'm not sure. if they don't work then just switch them 180 degrees, pretty simple.
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just wondering if it will short the system or anything like that, my first build and all, don't want to mess up since im spending so much
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Your motherboard manual will show you a diagram telling you where the positive and negative sides go.
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