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I set my Vcore at 1.5 but only 1.4-1.41 shows..

Sometimes even worse..@ 1.475 Vcore and drops to 1.344 in CPU-Z

Anyone have any insight onthis?
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post #2 of 14
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Gigabyte P35 DS3L

There is your problem, search our forums for a vdroop mod on that board
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post #3 of 14
my 680i was really bad as well a quick pencil mod and it was almost completely gone. look for vdroop mods for your board
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Grafixs View Post
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Gigabyte P35 DS3L

There is your problem, search our forums for a vdroop mod on that board
My old DS3L had a 0.4v Vdroop and my IP35 Pro has a 0.7v Vdroop.

DS3Ls aren't that bad.
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My old DS3L had a 0.4v Vdroop and my IP35 Pro has a 0.7v Vdroop.

DS3Ls aren't that bad.
Really, my IP35 Pro has a .02 Vdroop and I haven't touched it :/
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I found this link, to a pencil mod for the DS3L. If you use any mods on this page, do the pencil one first. Hard modding the board requires much more knowledge, while pencil mods are easy.

The thread suggests using a multimeter, and while that is good advice, you can avoid using one if you are careful. Simply pencil in a little at a time, and test it in the bios/windows to make sure you arent getting too much voltage.

I did a similar mod with my p5k deluxe, and just pencilled in over a resistor, same procedure as the link shown. My vdroop went from 1.4v bios/1.376 load to 1.3875v bios/1.3840v load. Much improved, and I was able to drop the bios core voltage down a notch, as the voltage was that much more stable.

If the mod gives slightly too much power, wipe off the pencil, and try it again
Edited by 0rion - 5/26/08 at 8:32pm
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post #7 of 14
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Wow, thanks that's a big help for me.

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Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
I found this link, to a pencil mod for the DS3L. If you use any mods on this page, do the pencil one first. Hard modding the board requires much more knowledge, while pencil mods are easy.

The thread suggests using a multimeter, and while that is good advice, you can avoid using one if you are careful. Simply pencil in a little at a time, and test it in the bios/windows to make sure you arent getting too much voltage.

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If the mod gives slightly too much power, wipe off the pencil, and try it again
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post #8 of 14
As soon as I read the title of this thread, I just knew it was going to be a DS3L...my Vdrop is around -.075v...I will definitely try that mod out, thanks 0rion!
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post #9 of 14
I've done almost all of the vdroop, voltage and loadline mods you can do on boards and the one thing I've learned is that its not a good idea to do it on a board that doesn't have all solid caps.

When you remove vdroop (which is built into the board to protect the circuitry and decrease load on the vrm's and caps), you are increasing the constant load on the caps (even though you will be using less vcore as a result).

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Doesn't the DS3L have solid caps? Mine does I think...if solid caps are what I think they are.
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