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I have an EVGA 9800 GT lying around and I've overclocked it to 800 Mhz core with maximum possible voltage allowed by software. The tempertures won't even break 60 degrees so I was wondering if I could do a hardware mod on it (You know, soldering and stuff), and bump the voltage to about 1.5 volts. I've seen it done on a 7800 GT but I have no clue how to do it with a 9800 GT.

Right now I don't know how to solder properly, but I'll look for a guide on youtube. For now I need a guide with pictures showing me what I need to do to get this done. If anyone know of one, share please . Thanks.
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Soldering is very easy. Don't heat just the solder though. I don't know how on a 9800GT. Try the hard modding side of the forums.
    
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Yeah I guess I need to do more research...
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Yeah I guess I need to do more research...
I always heat the cord that isn't solder till it can melt the solder itself, gives ME better results, as everyone I know.
    
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It should be the exact same mod as this: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...3&d=1196804192
    
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It should be the exact same mod as this: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...3&d=1196804192
Thank you. I'll look into that.
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It's too complicated for me to understand >___<.
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It's too complicated for me to understand >___<.
It just looks complicated. VRs come with 3 legs, 1 isn't used. Use 1 of the outside legs & the middle leg.
For the gpu voltage you tune the 500 ohm VR to the maximum resistance (500 ohms) & then solder 1 leg to the red spot, then solder the other leg to any of the blue spots, vgpu mod is done.
To read the voltage (have to to see what you are giving it), take 2 wires & solder 1 to a purple spot, & the other to a blue spot. I usually run the 2 wires into a 2 pin connector so I can just stick the multimeter probes into it. Red probe to the wire connected to the purple.
    
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It just looks complicated. VRs come with 3 legs, 1 isn't used. Use 1 of the outside legs & the middle leg.
For the gpu voltage you tune the 500 ohm VR to the maximum resistance (500 ohms) & then solder 1 leg to the red spot, then solder the other leg to any of the blue spots, vgpu mod is done.
To read the voltage (have to to see what you are giving it), take 2 wires & solder 1 to a purple spot, & the other to a blue spot. I usually run the 2 wires into a 2 pin connector so I can just stick the multimeter probes into it. Red probe to the wire connected to the purple.
Well, I don't have a multimeter. I'm guessing The card have to be on in order for me to get a reading, in that case, can't I just use GPU-Z to monitor voltages?
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No, the card doesn't have software voltage control so software won't let you know what it is actually doing (voltages shown in software are usually close, but rarely dead on for any voltage, gpu or otherwise). Gpu-z or afterburner will just show whatever the VID in the bios is set at, not the actual voltage.
    
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