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    those who have done voltage mod, how easy was it???

    I really wanna do it but am kinda scared to right now. I have a little bit of soldering experience. As for cooling, I have a fop-32-1 fitted w/ a high speed 80mm sunon. Right now I'm at 900 mhz rock solid 1.85 vcore. It will do 927 at this vcore pretty stable and will boot windoze at 945 but not 950. Any words of wisdom would be appreciated
    -ram

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    Yeah... bout' the only thing you wouldn't want to overclock, would be your clock...
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    Unless you just want to be early all the time..

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    Which board are you using?

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    I practiced on a old 486 mobo I had, that was collecting dust in the loft. I worked on that till I felt happy. If you have got a KT7 I found this article the most use http://www.amdzone.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=368
    The pic`s are not very clear but the text is very easy to follow.
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    I have an a7v.
    ram

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    Yeah... bout' the only thing you wouldn't want to overclock, would be your clock...
    Unless you just want to be early all the time..
    Yeah... bout' the only thing you wouldn't want to overclock, would be your clock...
    Unless you just want to be early all the time..

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    I've done the mod to my KT7 as well. You need a real steady hand and a fairly low wattage iron to do the job (and a few beers lol ) You might also want to check the guide at VR-Zone as it has clearer pics and instructions on how to do it on the A7V.

    Good luck m8

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    the mod is easy, you will need to switch over to water-cooling though, voltages above 1.9v will render any heatsink incompetent, the gains you get from upping the voltage, will be nullified by the heat, if you do not take care of it...

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    Originally posted by #Rotor:
    the mod is easy, you will need to switch over to water-cooling though, voltages above 1.9v will render any heatsink incompetent, the gains you get from upping the voltage, will be nullified by the heat, if you do not take care of it...

    well, I tend to disagree. My Duron would do 1032 @ 1.91v before, now it does 1100Mhz with 2.07v and the temps under load never exeed 40

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    I don't think water cooling is totally necessary. I modded my mobo with a 15k resistor to give 2.06v. I have an Alpha PAL6035 with a delta 7200 fan and 2 50mm fans. The max temp I have ever seen is 45C with the room roasting. It is usually around 40C under load and around 30 idle. The mod has given me over 50MHz more speed so I'm happy. :-)

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    I have to partly agree with 600R and TonForty
    my temp`s are ok, but in the summer it might be a differant story and will look at water cooling then and hopefully get a few more MHz as well

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    Yup - water-cooling would definately help and allow higher speeds.
    But if you have a decent cooler the voltage mod is a very cheap way to get a significant MHz gain

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    This mod was done on a KT7-Raid, but the pics and procedure are very good, hope this helps out.

    http://www.ocmod.com/code/show_art.php?id=5&pg=1


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