It is risky, but if you're feeling lucky and put a blindfold on then it won't hurt... much.
Me personally, I wouldn't do it. But if I was saddened enough that my pretty 7800 was lying there, dead, I just might.
But since I don't want...
Simple, a normal desktop system also stops the POST when it doesn't detect a working videocard (well, depending on the system and the bios settings obviously).
Maybe want to try a hot swap? (works for bios chips)
I was hoping to be able to use it thru the internal speakers, just to reduce the CPU overhead of the onboard sound (= more FPS). Oh, well. Thanks for checking!
That's exactly the reason I bought it. I was...