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I have a couple questions before I volt mod my 8600GTS...

I am going to be performing these volt mod operations...
http://67.90.82.13/forums/showthread.php?t=143288

First off, which type of pencil would I need to volt mod... And is the graphite conductive?

Second, what precautions would I need to take to make this successful?

And, is the volt modding reversible?
   
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post #2 of 8
Yes, graphite is conductive. Reason why they work when volt modding. Lowers resistance, allowing more voltage.

Artist pencils are the best (8B) because they have the most graphite, but anything from #2 to that will work fine.

Volt modding reversible? It's called an eraser.
Yes, pencil volt modding is, as long as you don't solder anything -- which you won't be doing.


Good luck.
My 7600GT flies after I volt modded mine.
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Also, what temps should I be watching out for? (Like what temp limit should I not pass?)
   
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You want to get a soft graphite pencil...any thing below HB is good. the closer to 9B you get, the better. yes, graphite conducts electricity

precautions: make sure you volt mod the right thing, lol and keep the dust off other compontents.

and you can reverse the mod...just clean off the graphite

edit: damn i type slow
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Can I voltmod my x1950PRO plz?
    
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Haha, also one more question... (sorry, if this is annoying) But how much graphite should be applied?
   
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well If your going to pencil mod across small resistors the higher quality pencils ala 6b-8b r the best but I've also found if you have to cross a larger resistor you may have better results with a cheap hb. not sure why exactly but its has been my experience anyway
    
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Originally Posted by zz0theta View Post
Haha, also one more question... (sorry, if this is annoying) But how much graphite should be applied?
Measure it.
Get your multimeter, check stock ohms (resistance.)
Shade a few times, check resistance.
Turn your computer on, check voltage.
If it's too much, take some off.
Not enough, add some more.
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