Testing a motherboard without a Cpu?

I just bought an Asus Prime X399-a socket tr4 off of ebay as used. I am still waiting on the cpu to arrive and I wanted to test the motherboard out as soon as possible so I could return it in case its broken. I went ahead and hooked all the power cords up and a cpu fan to see what would happen. The only thing the... show more I just bought an Asus Prime X399-a socket tr4 off of ebay as used. I am still waiting on the cpu to arrive and I wanted to test the motherboard out as soon as possible so I could return it in case its broken. I went ahead and hooked all the power cords up and a cpu fan to see what would happen. The only thing the motherboard does is light up the RGB lighting next to the M.2 heatsink. I will not power on at all, no fans will turn, and it will not make any beeps. Is this an indicator of a bad board or normal behavior for not having a cpu installed. (I do have ram installed)
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