Could you share what components are you using as far as processor, PBA of the board? Based on the description it seems that there is an issue with the BMC. If this is the case, you may want to contact your nearest Intel office to check the warranty of your product.
the following infos are from the motherboard package:
It's an Intel S1400FP4 motherboard.
Pack date: 29 Jun 2013.
I'm "using" it with a Dark Power Pro 850 Watt power supply from be quiet.
The processor is an Intel XEON E5-2450V2 1.70GHz .
It doesn't matter if I put RAM into the board but I tried ECC RAM from Samsung and NonECC from Corsair.
I hope this helps in any way.
Without any RAM should give you 3 beep codes and it seems that is not even doing that. As Dave previously stated this appears to be a BMC issue. In that case, the next course of action will be to contact your nearest Intel office to check the warranty of your product.
Yes the system stops before.
The online check for the warranty says I have it till july this year. That sounds good.
EDIT: I was able to test it with my desktop power supply, another one from be quiet - Dark Power Pro 650.
Still the same behavior. So I will get in contact with Intel about the warranty.
I agree with you. You may use the following link to locate the nearest Intel office in your area.