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post #11 of 20

Ref 4870..........voltmod it!

 

It's possibly the simplest volt mod you can do on a card.  It only takes a few minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

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post #12 of 20
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Cheers bud!!!!

I am away now till Saturday anyway/

Interestingly I can get 1030+ Core / 1090 mem easy on stock volts with -110 cascade.
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by HobieCat View Post

Ref 4870..........voltmod it!

It's possibly the simplest volt mod you can do on a card.  It only takes a few minutes.








Cant solder though sadly!!!
post #14 of 20
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Cant solder though sadly!!!

 

This is a perfect time to learn ;)

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This is a perfect time to learn wink.gif

+1

I was in the same boat not long ago, now I can do these simple mods in minutes with barely any effort. It gets easier with practice and is definitely worth doing. thumb.gif
post #16 of 20
i'll give you a good tip. you need to tin EVERYTHING. I use old school solder than has small amounts of flux and lead in it which REALLY helps out. you need to get some solder on the soldering tip and some on the spots where you are gonna solder, then it makes it easier to make the actual connection, just be sure not let the wire move while remove the iron, i hole down with my finger nails as not to burn my finger. I rather like soldering. biggrin.gif I just finished a PLL mod on my laptop not too long ago, it's like volt mod but, instead unlocks overclocking. biggrin.gif
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post #17 of 20
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No soldering of decent cards for me.

Borandi did you get chance to mod a bios for me??? I am ready to revisit this card again. With 5.6+ghz 3930K power lol!!!!
post #18 of 20
4870 is four years old lol. They have to become "bad cards" at some point!

I was hesitant to solder for a while as well... But once you meas around a bit it gets a lot easier. It's quite necessary if you plan on getting crazy clocks!
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Bad cards? never. Once a high end card it's always a decent card.
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Bad enough to volt mod! 4870's can be had for $50 or less.
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