Originally Posted by Joosyjoos
Whats this pencil mod I hear about? I followed the link at the beginning of the thread and got one picture... can someone give more detailed instructions and explain what exactly its doing (advantages? disadvantages? risk?)
A vdroop pencil mod will reduce the ammount of Voltage Drop from windows idle to windows load, usually its around .05 .06 meaning you set you voltage to run at 1.36 in windows, and when 100% load its at 1.30 thats vdroop...
down side is called spiking, its what happens when window goes from load back to idle causing jumps in voltages, and if you are at ur cpu limit of 1.36 I dont recommend it because these "spikes" could cause your cpu to get voltage increases above spec of 1.36..
For me i am well below the 1.50 limit so the vdroop mod helped me lower my idle voltages from 1.46 to 1.43 thus giving me cooler idle temps.
Sometimes it helps stabling a cpu at higher clock speeds cause you have more room for voltages, but it didnt help me...
^^^^ i second thatEdited by 10acjed - 9/11/08 at 3:30am