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I want to start voltmodding/hardmods, and I'm not a idiot or newb. I have 8600gts and 8800gtx cards I want to volt mod and didnt find anything on the web on how to voltmod the specific brands i have.

where can i get info on how to find what i need to find on the boards.. and what kind of equipment do i need to be using for the voltmodding? can anyone recommend any reading material and equipment to get me started?
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Do you have a soldering iron? I have one I really like from Radioshack that a friend got me for Xmas. Get one with a thin tip, it's easier to do PCB's with a small tip. The solder doesn't matter too much, I use rosin core. You could use Flux with a non-rosin core solder, but I don't think it really matters with the minimal amount of solder you are going to be using. Just be sure to use some type of rosin or else you won't get clean connections.

Each "brand" of card is exactly the same, you just need to find mods for the specific PCB type you have. VR-Zone used to have some good Vmod guides. I haven't looked in a while. Good luck and practice practice practice first!
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Get a conductive pen as well. In many cases, you can use one of those instead. Radio Shack has them as conductive pen. Auto shops have them a window heating repair pens.
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so what are the dangers of a mild over-volt besides heat? what if i cooled the 8800gtx with a good water-cooling setup. what factors will affect the longevity of the card? will over-volting in itself affect the lifespan of the card not taking into account the heat factor.
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The fact that more volts are going through the card means higher heat and a lower life span, but this card will be 7+ years old before it dies, unless you blow it up right away. Cooling only the core is not enough generally either, water will help, but run a decent 120mm fan over the card just to keep fresh cool air in the area so the other parts stay cool as well, like the voltage regulators and ram chips.
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