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so after 7 (!) years of faithful service of my 9800GTX+ I decided to upgrade my GPU. Because of games, yes, but also mainly because of the various GPGPU renderers (VrayRT), which are important for my work (architecture/archviz).

I managed to find an MSI GTX 660 Ti Power Edition with 2GB VRAM. So far so good, everything's working as it should. However, since this is an old card (out of warranty) and I'm not looking to buy a new one again anytime soon, I became concerned when I stumbled upon *the* Tom's Hardware article, where it was found that the PWM controller on the board was being overvolted (~9V instead of 5V). Luckily for me, in the german, more detailed version of the article, there is also a solution to that problem.

Since I do not plan to (aggressively) overclock the card and its longevity is now the most important thing, I wanted to ask you, if anyone has done this fix as described in the article and how it worked out. Furthermore, if anyone here would be willing to write more details about the fix (what did they actually do?), I would be eager to read it all, ideally with pictures as well smile.gif

As far as I understand it, they put a parallel connection from the ground around the capacitor to the circiut - would using a pencil be enough for this to work? Would I need to solder anything?

Looking forward to any answers.
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RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Kingston  Corsair  Kingston  500GB 
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Win 7 64bit Samsung SyncMaster P2350 Corsair 650W --some stock-- 
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