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5770 Caps

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Was taking apart my 5770 v2 egg cooler today to add my waterbock and noticed what looks like some caps missing

The red squares are around the area I'm talking about. The size of the circle and the 2 dots of solder make me believe caps should have been there. Would it be possible to solder some caps there and get better oc potential?
Edited by Martkilu - 1/9/10 at 5:24pm
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You could probably add caps there. Can you install the cooler w/o the shroud so you can get readings from those points while the card is running?
    
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You could probably add caps there. Can you install the cooler w/o the shroud so you can get readings from those points while the card is running?
I just finished getting W/C going on it, and about to eat dinner, afterwards I'll get measurements. How should I measure (I'll be using my dad's DMM)
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Lol, what if it works >.< that'd be sick.
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I would assume those caps would be the same as the ones next to them, as the circle is the same size and they are in the same area.
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if there is a reading, like pizzaman said, you could potentially add caps. There's also the potential of those being there for a non-existant powerphase.. if that's the case don't be suprised to see another 5*** series released ont he same PCB
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5790 anyone?
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Now we just need to find someone willing to risk a 5770..
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Now we just need to find someone willing to risk a 5770..
I'll risk mine I got it free so no big loss
Off to the wasteland known as the garage to find the DMM
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I'll risk mine I got it free so no big loss
Off to the wasteland known as the garage to find the DMM
Before you add them run some tests on it stock with the waterblock, max oc, maybe some power readings etc...

I'll be following this thread very carefully

EDIT: I Will probably try something similar when mine arrives. Go and raid the lab on Campus and slip the technition a pint or two to give me some parts for cap mods etc...
Edited by Starbuck5000 - 1/12/10 at 6:13pm
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