The CPU is an 8700K, the board is the Maximus X Hero WI-FI AC.
With power applied The board LEDs light up and color cycles. But the CPU fan does not power up/spin. The cases fans do come on.
I get no beeps, or codes other than 00 (not used), just case fans and board LED lights
I have moved RAM (2 sticks ) to different slots in accordance with the User guide directions. The memory has is GSKILL RGB and the modules LED come on and color cylcle
I just used the FlashBack Bios via the USB and that seemed to work okay, based on the flashing blue button and the time (2 -3 minutes). So my current BIOS should be 1003
I have checked all the power connections and removed the CPU and inspected for any bent pins in the socket and reinstalled its and have the air cooler installed (NH15S).
I don't have a graphics card installed , I am not using a SATA port, instead have a M.2 SSD drive installed
Thinking it is the CPU, but maybe I have missed something... any thoughts/recommendation or advice to furthur trouble shoot?