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So I have no VRM on the board (can't play with voltages) mad.gif

Recently thought it may be possible to mod the card and link to the card a VRM?! Is this possible?
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Your card has voltage regulators. If it didn't have one, then the 12v would instantly fry the gpu. You might not be able to adjust them with software though.

Try flashing the bios to one of another manufacturer. If it's non reference card, then this might not work.

As for modding the card to increase the voltage, you usually can (though usually by altering resistors, not regulators). It's called volt modding. I've never done it myself, and I wouldn't recommend it unless you really know what you are doing, or don't care if you kill the card. How it is done depends on the card, and you would need to make a post in the volt modding section.
     
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Originally Posted by alltoasters View Post

Your card has voltage regulators. If it didn't have one, then the 12v would instantly fry the gpu. You might not be able to adjust them with software though.
Try flashing the bios to one of another manufacturer. If it's non reference card, then this might not work.
As for modding the card to increase the voltage, you usually can (though usually by altering resistors, not regulators). It's called volt modding. I've never done it myself, and I wouldn't recommend it unless you really know what you are doing, or don't care if you kill the card. How it is done depends on the card, and you would need to make a post in the volt modding section.

Good sugestion, forgot about this forum wink.gif

Yea, I know there is VRM but somehow you can't control the voltage even with a BIOs flash so there is clearly a physical limitation in the VRM. Like they only operate within .950v (2D) to 1.165v (3D mode)
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OH YEA I FOUND A WAY TO CONTROL VOLTAGE WOWW AFTER 1 ******* YEAR I FOUND IT DAMN OH MY GAWD SO HAPPEH biggrin.gif GODS DAMNIT!
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