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wow your like a me but with more money lmao
i do bga work by hand though, cant aford a station :/
Well i can only get access to that machine on rare occasions. Most of the time I'm just doing reflows with a heatgun and a BGA Diffuser tip.

One thing I'm missing is a low-temp oven.... Alot of the boards I need to work on have too much moisture in the substrate and I can't push the temps high enough to pull them without popcorning the board.

What do you use?
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I wanna see where this is going. Take pics every step of the way .
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I wanna see where this is going. Take pics every step of the way .
lol im gonna! that's why I have 2 reserves! It's a learn as I go thing tho, cus I really dont know what to do with the info on the 470 mod page @_@

I get what certain signals and voltages are, but not specifically what they do or how to manipulate them properly to achieve a goal.

I can work a soldering iron like a genius, and I have very steady hands, just not sure how to use these tools for this xD
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Bumping for more info!
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I'm confused ... the title and the 'ingredients' list say 470, but you also mentioned 460, and all the pics certainly look like they are of a 460

One mod that our erstwhile friend NCSpec used to do on Fermi cards was something having to do with replacing the capacitors (I think), and by doing so he used to get some outrageous OC's.

I'm not sure it's worth trying to physically volt mod because I'm pretty sure that you can set it quite high just via software, esp. if you remove the voltage cap in the bios. I mean, maybe if you're going to run it under LN2 or something.
Edited by brettjv - 8/22/11 at 11:16am
    
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I'm confused ... the title and the 'ingredients' list say 470, but you also mentioned 460, and all the pics certainly look like they are of a 460

One mod that our erstwhile friend NCSpec used to do on Fermi cards was something having to do with replacing the capacitors (I think), and by doing so he used to get some outrageous OC's.

I'm not sure it's worth trying to physically volt mod because I'm pretty sure that you can set it quite high just via software, esp. if you remove the voltage cap in the bios. I mean, maybe if you're going to run it under LN2 or something.
Srry later in the post I noted that we decided to go with my 460 instead of the 470 because of heat and price. If you could change that in the title it would be greatly appreciated!

Anyhoo, the purpose of the thread was to experiment, not to find an easy or cheap way of upgrading a graphics card. I do a lot of soldering rework for my job and I want to learn more about these types of modifications in relation to graphics cards.

I want to do something new, at least for myself, that isn't in the conventional vein of software modding, because I'm a hardware specialist. I'm much more at ease adjusting a trimmer resistor than punching in numbers to an overclocking profile
Edited by Pyroball - 8/25/11 at 4:34pm
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cmon guys! my soldering iron is hot and ready to go! I just need to know what I'm doing! xD
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Wish I knew more about hardish stuff.
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Wee I wanna learn more. That's what this whole Thread s about!

Cmon guys gimme something to try!
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Posting so I can follow this thread. I'm curious to see what you can do with your mad soldering skillz!
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