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Basically it the jumping of pins say like on a motherboard's voltage regulator to increase voltage.
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Some motherboards are easily voltage modded to beef up the Vcore and stabilize the Vcore. http://www.malvescorner.net/
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Originally Posted by fstfrddy
Basically it the jumping of pins say like on a motherboard's voltage regulator to increase voltage.
Also the use of extra capacitors and or a rheostat...
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im a noob too in volt mod.ill search about my mobo a8n-sli
    
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what is a volt mod?
or in the case of graphics cards it is the bypassing of SMD resistors with a variable resistor on the card to increase the voltage flow to the core and the memory
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A volt mod is a modification to a peice of hardware mostly done by a physical modification allowing for more voltage to run through that certain peice of hardware. Motherboards and Graphic cards alike can be voltmodded depending on which ones of course as you cant V-mod everything.
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And what impact does that have on performance?
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take a CPU for example, the more you overclock it, push its performance, the more power it demands, if it doesn't have enough voltage, you can't take full advantage.
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Originally Posted by Trinimac
And what impact does that have on performance?
Yes, as Sin said, more voltage can allow a compnet to overclock much higher. (Especialy in the case of GPU's like the 7900GT.) However, it is very important to note that more voltage = more heat.
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