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hey hows it goin.

im sure this question has been asked plenty, but i've yet to see an answer either. is there a pencil mod for my X38-DS4?

i have found one for the ASUS P5E X38, but is it the same? i cant seem to find the right spot for it, doesnt look right.
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crazy my DS4 had almost zero vdroop. anywho good luck finding what you are looking for
    
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whats the diff between the ex38-ds4 and justx38-ds4 anyone know.
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the EX is the newest revision of the board
    
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the EX is the newest revision of the board
ok,thats what i have,thanks just wondering if there was a diff,thanks
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yeah its a great board just take a look at this http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=304363
    
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post #8 of 11
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pretty sure the E is just coz it has that new energy efficient thing. i really love this board, but i get some strange vdroop. in some cases .05v, sometimes .02v .. at the moment i can see it phyiscally fluctuating between 1.40v and 1.42v .. bios is set to 1.456 or whatever.

is the vdroop pencil mod position the same on all X38 boards does anyone know? i know when i had a 680i chipset, it was all the same.

EDIT: microman, RE your post above, thats awesome man. what vcore did you have to set for that?? oh and what does the pci-e overvoltage do? i havnt had a gigabyte since the P965 DS3P, they are pretty tough to work out.
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ignore this post. im a dumbarse. dont ignore the thread though please
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post #10 of 11
I've got the X48 DQ6 and it has an option in bios called Loadline Calibration...when you enable it it eliminates vdroop.

But I wouldn't use it after reading this...http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...spx?i=3184&p=6

Maybe v-droop isn't so bad after all...
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