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So thinking bout getting a gpu pot is there any point getting freezing cards without volt modding them? Because I got no idea how to solder or volt mod lol just wanna have some fun . Also probably a super noob question can older cards be benched under ice just the same way as older cpu's? Fairly new to card colcking but very keen to learn.smile.gif Thanks in advance .
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You don't have to over-volt, but as a result, your overclock won't be too high as the card will become unstable.

Over-volting cards doesn't involve soldering, or at least it doesn't have to.

Simply download MSI Afterburner where you can increase the voltage on the card.
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Yes, you will get more out of cards by getting them colder without voltmods. Just like a CPU adding volts will help with stability as the clocks get higher and voltmods will help with stabilizing those volts.
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I think he's talking about going for more extreme OC's on GPU's, like close to 200% frequency increases. And yes/no regarding volt modding. Some cards already have VRMs that can handle more voltage than you'd ever need (classifiedes), but most would need some volt-modding. I think there's a guy here on OCN who does volt mods, for a small fee ofc smile.gif
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You need mods.. you can get 200mhz OC on water for some GPU's with more voltage. Cold will bring larger gains when you can scale the volts with speed.

 

ie-

 

i can only run 785mhz core on my GTX285 with stock voltage of 1.22v [a 35mhz increase] .. running -50c or on water...

i can run 970mhz core with 1.44v @ -45c [a 240mhz increase with +.22v]

i can run 970mhz core with 1.38v @ -100c [a 240mhz increase with +.16v]

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You need mods.. you can get 200mhz OC on water for some GPU's with more voltage. Cold will bring larger gains when you can scale the volts with speed.

ie-

i can only run 785mhz core on my GTX285 with stock voltage of 1.22v [a 35mhz increase] .. running -50c or on water...
i can run 970mhz core with 1.44v @ -45c [a 240mhz increase with +.22v]
i can run 970mhz core with 1.38v @ -100c [a 240mhz increase with +.16v]

This good sir, knows what he is talking about smile.gif
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