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Running a asus p5l-vm without 4pin?

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Is it possible to run socket 775 motherboards without the 4pin plug? my friend just bougth the motherboard and realised that the psu he had didn't come with a 4pin plug. I believe the board is an asus P5L-VM but I'm not sure about the L part.
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Depending on the CPU, you might overcome the large plug's line resistance and suffer voltage drops. They are augmentation power lines for the single and multi (dual 4 hole molex) core CPU power regulators.
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um... ok if your wondering what cpu it is its a P4 531 3ghz... its only going to be powering a cpu integrate graphics, a stick of 512mb, one hd and one cd drive... I think it could manage if he doesn't oc it right?
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um... ok if your wondering what cpu it is its a P4 531 3ghz... its only going to be powering a cpu integrate graphics, a stick of 512mb, one hd and one cd drive... I think it could manage if he doesn't oc it right?
Yeah, I doubt you will need the extra lines for that.
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