Question Is it safe to test MB compatibility with 5900X without cooler?

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My MSI B550 Gaming Edge WiFi was defective so I have to RMA it. However, I learned that a lot of this line of MB BIOS were not updated to be compatible with 5xxx CPU. The problem with the returned MB was that its onboard flash thingy was broken. I haven't had a MB dead on arrival in 30 years and I completed the build before found out the MB was defective. The heating compound created a big mess during the whole, super annoying, debugging process. Is it safe to test if MB works with 5900X sitting naked?
 

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