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would i need another heatsink for dice or could i just insulate the board ( with nail polish? ) and drop it ontop.
well inside the U, were the fan was.
(( if i got a pcix 16 extender from fleabay and extended if off the board, be a good idear or? ))

water isnt really a option atm, dont think itll be worth forking out $100+ for this poor card wait till i got a 9800gt or so.. where i can atleast get something thatll fit those cards arround that time ( eg 8800s to 260s or so. )

guessing dry ice shouldnt be that much lol.

more fans? mm ill try get one, next time im in that area or order something from the shop over their smile.gif instead of paying $10 shipping for a little beast of a fan.

and yes i bench at night biggrin.gif drops down to about 10 degrees or lower most nights.. depending on the night of course.

uhh dont have a AC unit in MY room. but would like one.. someday tongue.gif


thanks for the suggestion btw smile.gif
    
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2nd play with it..

load temps were arround 60 - 75..

1.30v in both of these

had to goto 1.45v - 1.5v to get 1ghz core 450mem but wasnt stable for a whole 03 run ( D: last 2 or 3 runs and it dies lol out of the whole thing.. so nearlly haha )

was wondering.. cap mod? would it help? what does the caps help do ect?

ahhh lol next time do better screenshots..

    
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any one?

what does cap modding a card do to it?
can i do it with this 8400gs? (:
    
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you can do cap mods on any card. the idea is to add caps for increasing the capacity of electric charge. The regarding voltage level will be more cleaner / has less variations afterwards.
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mm so what do you think? atm carnt get 1ghz at 1.45 - 1.5v
might be from heat though..

wasnt stable under 1.43v __ but 1.45 - 1.5v was hitting 95 - 100 with fans and ambient of 5C lol

e7400 was at 4ghz on stock cooler at 50c underload o.O

will have to find time to have another run with it.. lol hopfully soon and carnt find any coolers thatll fit it :/ stupid low profile haha..

how i find out where caps go and what caps ill need? (:
    
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Bump.

How would I know if I shold do a cap mod? I wanna try it
    
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It's more a feeling than knowledge. It depends on the quality of the original VRM and the power consumption of the card. .
Low end cards don't draw much current but they usually have a very weak voltage supply with only a few capacitors. However just keep in mind that the profit will be not big, if any.

So what you have to do first is analysing the power supply of your card to determine how many 'big' caps it uses for every voltage level: 12V input, GPU voltage, VRAM voltage.
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Thanks
Not at home am. But how do I know which is which?

Only at each cap yeah?
    
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