Originally Posted by lie495s14
Is this pencil mod? If not, how you gonna send it back to evga for step-up without getting turn down for modification.
Yes it is a pencil mod.
eVGA's warranty allows overclocking and removing the stock cooling, BUT does not allow physical modifications to the card (Vmods). So as long as you don't do a Vmod like I did (you will still be able to overclock like crazy and reach about 5.2k-5.5k+ in 3dmark06, I was easily able to without any Vmods), then you won't have to worry about violating the warranty.
I'm not going to be doing eVGA's step-up program. If I decide that I need a better card, like if I can't run new DX10 games with medium settings 1280x1024 with this card, then I will just sell it for cheap and purchase whatever is in my budget at the time period.
Originally Posted by vtech1
will this work on both of mine?
Does your PCB match the Inno3D 8600GT or Palit 8600GT, in this review
If so, you can perform the Vmod that matches your MSI 8600GT's PCB.
My eVGA 8600GT has the same PCB as the Inno3d 8600GT, so I did the Inno3d 8600GT Vmod on my card.