This might sound like a daft question but is there any way I can tell if a motherboard is at least 'live' when it is connected without a CPU beng fitted. I obviosly realise that it won't boot up or anything like that but will there be no response at all or way of telling to indicate that the motherboard might be receiving power. I ask because I have been given an old slot 1 board in a case but no cpu. I don't want to go to any expense if the board is 'dead'. Thanks.
Thanks for the quick response. The board is a GA-6WMM and shows nothing when I connect the PSU without a processor. Maybe I will try to get hold of a slot 1 processor just to try it. It's just that the board etc is so old that I do not want to spend a lot of time just to find it is dead. Thought there may be a way to see if it was at least 'live' when connected to mains.
PS sorry about the poor typing in the first message... I can actually spell 'being' and 'obviously' etc. Thanks
I think you are probably right Woodchip. The cost and time it will take me doesn't seem worth it when I consider the poor 'spec' I will end up with anyway...... that's if the board is OK in the first place !!