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I just tried the P4P800 Vdroop.

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So I decided to go through with it, and do the droop mod what a scare. Let me start off by saying that those solder points are insanely small to solder. Second soldering skill and a steady hand is a must along with removing the HSF bracket.

So I was able to get the first wire on and secure, but I didn't wait long enough for the glue holder the wire in place and stable. While trying to solder the second wire on the glue broke free and I pulled the wire off the first spot. At this point my eye were strained as I couldn't get my magnifying glass to stay on the MB because he HSF bracket was in the way. I would have just removed it but Asus has a weird setup and I was afraid to brake it. I called it a night put the PC back together so I could check my email and go to bed. When I hit the power button my heart sank as nothing happened, I had green LED MB light but no power to the components. No fans, no beeps, absolutely nothing... just a dead motherboeard . I tinkered and tinkered then I just went to bed thinking about how dumb I was for trying to solder a perfectly good MB. Today after getting my hands on another s478 that I had laying aroung I took my PC apart and set it up one last time out of the case on my desk before switching. To my amazement it powred up and turned on with the bare minimum components, so I shut er down and started adding components. Once I got my HDD's to recognize in the bios I put it all back together in the case and here I am now phew!!

In the end the problem was caused by the power switch not being on the right two pins. I had it on spot over... Iwas using one correct pin and one speaker pin so it was not getting power when I hit the switch. I've never felt so good about doing something so dumb lol.
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I just made up some miniature aligator clips with some small diode pullers the hospital had sitting around to do it with. Ive found that to be easier to do. I haven't done the permanent soldering yet as im awaiting my iron with the small tips to arrive. Im thinking im going to do the vdimm mod as well. I tried the iron we had at work with the smalest tip we had there and gave up when I realized there was no way in hell I was getting near those pins with that iron at least not one in particular lol. By the way have you noticed your vdroop getting worse as time goes by as mine seems to have shifted to a wider range with the only addition to my rig being my dvd burner. Ive checked it with everest ultimate 06 and with my multimeter and both are showing a wider than normal spread with out the clips on.
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See I can use that clip on one spot but the other is a direct point on the MB. How did you get your bracket off I have these white round things that I can't figure out. If I thought that I would be able to put the bracket on without the white things I wouldnt care to much.
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