Is this because I have no RAM installed? Can you startup a computer without any RAM?

Question

I just bought a new ASUS A7V8X motherboard. I mistakenly ordered the wrong RAM memory.

I decided to setup the motherboard anyway. I connected everything except the RAM. However, when I press the POWER switch nothing happens. The light on the motherboard is on but computer does not boot.

Is this because I have no RAM installed? Can you startup a computer without any RAM?

Or is there another problem?

Answer

This question was answered on April 6, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

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Posted by ricardo of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 6, 2003