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Voltmodding the GT 430

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Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone has voltmodded the EVGA GT 430 yet?
The card came out in October 11, 2010 and I was hoping someone has already started looking into voltmodding this thing.

The stock clocks are 700c/1400s/700m and I can go as far as 825c/1650s/825m on stock air cooling, but I'm thinking of retrofitting a better heatsink and custom water cooling.
The max clocks reached on this card are here on hwbot's main site. 1000c/2000s/950m : http://hwbot.org/hardware/videocard/geforce_gt_430/

Thanks. Please point me to any links of confirmed voltmods of this card.
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if you could post some nice quality pics of the front and backside.. i may be able to help you locate the mod points.

post #4 of 16
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Do you mean that it hasn't been done or attempted before? I'd rather not take the risk yet but soon, in about like 4 months the warranty will be up, and then I can attempt it. It's a EVGA GT 430; the voltages are locked in MSI Afterburner and EVGA Precision also.

Can you post up the link if anyone else has voltmodded their GT 430?
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Wait, here's a GT 430 made by Zotac; it's a different layout than EVGA's card but once we figure out which components needs modding, we will know for ALL the cards out there made by different manufacturers.

Here's the picture links:
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GT_430/images/front_full.jpg
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GT_430/images/back_full.jpg
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It is a GT430 what kind of performance gains are you hoping for?

It is 128 bit gpu with only 28Gb memory bandwith... I'm not trying to rain on your parade but honestly you will not see much of a boost. I would just save your money and get a newer gpu that has more cudas' and memory bandwith for newer game titles.
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I'm looking for 1000MHz core and 2000MHz shader clocks (currently, the max I can overclock stably without voltage increases is 825core/1650shader/825mem.

Yes, I know its a 128-bit card, but I wanna OC just for the heck of it! And btw, I can play Crysis 2 on this card with 800x600, gamer settings, at like 24FPS (which is damn good considering this card isn't a hardcore gaming card); I have a crappy 2.2GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ dual-core processor.
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Oh holy crap you think you can overclock a 700mhz gpu to 1000mhz! I have a 560ti stock 850 and have trouble getting it stable at 950 with a voltage increase. There is no way I can see a GT430 going to 1000mhz on air or even under water, it's not possible.

At that resolution it's not the gpu doing most of the work it's the cpu btw.

I would start saving money or look at the used stuff on this site I just saw a guy selling a cd2 Q9950 @ 3.85ghz with a mobo for $200. You need an upgrade on that cpu my friend.
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xP lol I guess you haven't looked at this then have you?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7S2ecHneeQ

REACH FOR THE SKIES!!!

EDIT: Who says it can't reach 1000MHz? LOL the proof--> http://hwbot.org/hardware/videocard/geforce_gt_430/
Edited by sagirfahmid3 - 1/10/12 at 4:51pm
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Oh my freaking god are you kidding me! You do realize they are using a phase change which cost almost as much as my rig and it's not practical to run that 24/7. There is a good reason why people don't have GTX580/590's running at 1300-1600mhz because the chip will die no matter what the temps are the voltage will degrade the tansistores and destroy the card in weeks of normal gameplay. If you are just benching once as a suscide run go for it but 24/7 use that video is a joke.
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