Originally Posted by jadedgamerx
Just trying to help you guys out from redoing all the work I spent DAYS doing. I don't wish that hair pulling on anyone. I actually got the info on the voltage regulators working with some guys in the anandtech forums after we took some pictures and a PCB guy showed where we would have to solder on voltage regulators or variable ohm resistors to change it ourselves. It just seams like too much work to me compared to what you can accomplish with the reference boards (not the blue PCB or black PCB based boards like the XFX or Gigabyte).
ckybam3 - the whole point of my last post is this: Not ALL 4770's are equal and can follow that guide when you decide to make it (which has been done numerous times in this very thread, seriously, go back about 20 pages or so.) Some boards follow the guidelines of the reference ATI boards, and some have chopped off parts to either A) make them cheaper to manufacture. B) make them harder to overclock to the levels of more expensive and competing products. C) Use ram modules that are just plain not up to par and will never see the magic 1-1.2ghz overclocks that some people are getting. D) all of the above.
I don't mean to sound like a pessimist here but you really need to be more specific about which brand and model you would be referencing for your guide, because there are some pretty extreme differences among the bunch.
I'm not trying to be mean or call you out here, I just want to make sure everything is very clear so people don't keep getting false hopes and bricking their cards trying to reach those levels like I did.
When did i ever say that you could reach these insane overclocks like you stated in your response?!?! My response simply stated that you do not need to flash your card to a different bios to change the voltage. My response had nothing to do with overclocking and was strictly about changing the voltage.