Originally Posted by tomasro
well, these boards weren't designed to go past 3.2 anyway...that might be what's holding us all back from the 4.0 mark
I get stuck around 3.9 too, but I guess my case doesn't get that good of air flow, so it's 3.8 with the side on.
is there a link for that vcore mod? I'd like to eliminate my droop please!
There's a sticky in this forum that can tell you how to do it, plus you can find lots of stuff on other sites too about how to do a volt mod. But where
to solder is a different story, links on this forum don't seem to be entirely correct for the droop mod, not for the E deluxe anyway.
One thing I'd like to point out, cause maybe an admin should change it? The heading of that sticky says p4p800e deluxe
and p4c... droop mod. I can't find anywhere in that thread at all about where to solder for the p4p800E
deluxe specifically. In that thread, in his first link, the pic on the left is correct, for the p4p800, p4p800se, and p4p800 deluxe, but NOT
for the p4p800e deluxe. The rest of those links and that thread is for the p4c board.
All the p4p800 boards (except the E deluxe) are the same as far as the pcb layout, so the mod is the same for those boards, I did it on a p4p800 and an SE and the mod was exactly the same. But the E deluxe is a different
pcb layout than all the previous p4p800's, so the circuitry around the chip for the vmod is all different, and so are the solder points then of course.
I remember I had to look around when I did the mod, but I finally found pics of the solder points. I had a hard time finding it, but I found a pic for you I attached. Found it on a French forum through google, alot of the other links that had to do with this mod are dead now, so that's the only place I could find a pic.
This pic is correct though, I researched it before when I did the mod, at multiple sites, and this is exactly where I soldered it. Worked like a charm
. Just follow directions easily found on the net about how to do it, but these are the points you need to use for the E deluxe. But careful these connections are extremely close and small, and you need to be very cautious of other components nearby also. It would be easy to destroy your board if you're not careful, especially if you don't know how to solder. Very
small solder tip and a steady hand would be very useful for this as well. So would a multimeter to test continuity after, so you can make sure you didn't bridge the two points with solder, since they're so close.
----This chip is located right next to the cpu socket btw, on the opposite side from your ram. Depending on your heatsink you may have to remove it, to make soldering easier and/or possible.
You can use the two red spots, or
the 2 green spots. The left red one is the same connection as the left green one, the right connects to the right. I chose to use the red points on the sides of the component, either will work. I used a potentiometer set to 29k, one leg to each of the red points and there ya go. (Potentiometers have 3 legs, from end leg to end leg is full value, 50k for a 50k pot. Then from middle leg to one end you get whatever you set it to, 28 or 29k in this case, then from the middle leg to the other end you get the rest, 50k - 28k = 22k.) You will
need a meter to do this mod correctly. But I guess you could just buy a 28k resistor and solder it on and not have
to have a meter, though I'd still recommend it.