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Hi people im taking the plunge to volt mod my mobo, all i need to know is if this is the right "10k Trim Pot" (ore one that would work)?<br><br><a href="http://forums.vr-zone.com/showthread.php?t=41735" target="_blank">Linky</a> to volt mod.<br><br><a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?campid=5337413396&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.co.uk%2Fws%2FeBayISAPI.dll%3FViewItem%26item%3D9718397777%26fromMakeTrack%3Dtrue" target="_blank">LINKY to 10k pot</a><br><br>
Many thanks for your help<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"><br><br>
EDIT: If you have any tips on doing this please share<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Pfft, £1.60 <img src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)" class="inlineimg" /> Get down to Maplin and pick up one of <a href="http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?TabID=1&ModuleNo=2205&doy=4m10" target="_blank">these</a> for £1.21. You want the 10K one (code FW02C) <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Pfft, £1.60 <img src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)" class="inlineimg" /> Get down to Maplin and pick up one of <a href="http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?TabID=1&ModuleNo=2205&doy=4m10" target="_blank">these</a> for £1.21. You want the 10K one (code FW02C) <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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</div>Muffin, im really not bothered about 39p lmao.<br />
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Anyhoo, postage is £2.99 at maplin.<br />
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Thanks for your help mate<img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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EDIT: Would the one i suggested work tho?
 

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Anyone else?
 

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Bump<img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" />
 

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bummer man I don't know either
 

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Have you got one of these yet cokker? I just found my old one and I wondered if you want it? I still got your adress <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" /> Let me know and you can have it for free.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Have you got one of these yet cokker? I just found my old one and I wondered if you want it? I still got your adress <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" /> Let me know and you can have it for free.</div>

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</div>Thanks mate, i did get one in the end but i've yet to test it, i have some wire/heatshrink/solder ready but i dont really wanna use a soldering iron on the mobo, i was looking for some conductive glue and some hot glue (to make the wire stay in place).<br />
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Im also not sure my heatsink can take the extra power produced either, at the moment im folding with a load temp of 45°c (2.6Ghz @ 1.39v), when i pump 2.8Ghz @ 1.52v (the max the motherboard can do) im hitting 55°c under load.<br />
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I may have to postpone the voltmod until i can scrape together enough money for a new HSF.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Thanks mate, i did get one in the end but i've yet to test it, i have some wire/heatshrink/solder ready but i dont really wanna use a soldering iron on the mobo, i was looking for some conductive glue and some hot glue (to make the wire stay in place).<br />
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Im also not sure my heatsink can take the extra power produced either, at the moment im folding with a load temp of 45°c (2.6Ghz @ 1.39v), when i pump 2.8Ghz @ 1.52v (the max the motherboard can do) im hitting 55°c under load.<br />
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I may have to postpone the voltmod until i can scrape together enough money for a new HSF.</div>

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</div>Heatsink? *<a href="http://www.overclock.net/sale/123699-sale-3700-6800gs-pci-e-6800gt.html" target="_blank">cough</a>* <br />
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Its really not that hard to do, the points are fairly small but concentration and a steady hand will get you through. You use the finest tip you can find on the soldering iron <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Hmm, i might just get a better fan me no no.<br />
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Il take a look at that solder point again and see if i can pluck up the courage lol.
 

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Cokker I hope it burns and your pc catches a light again<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">
 

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Oooh your a nasty man!<br><br>
Away with you!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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its a small point to be soldering, i was pretty nervouse when i did it, if you have some old circuit boards or something with the same size stuff try practicing on that first make sure your good to go
 

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Thanks mate i might just try that<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
Well i rigged up the 10k pot with some wires and did a quick test with it on the motherboard, as far as i can tell the motherboard will only detect up to 1.52v, this is'nt a problem as i can add 0.50v or more with the pot and then i know roughly how many volts are going through the CPU, eg: 1.45v + 0.50v = 1.55v<br><br><b><i>BUT!!</i></b><br><br>
No matter how little i turn the pot all i get is 1.52v <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">, am i turning it to much at a time?
 

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Haha turns out i was'nt turning it enough<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
I have it set now that 1.39v (set in BIOS) shows up as 1.48v, good enough for me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"><br><br>
Now i have to mount the thing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/eek.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"><br><br>
*twiddles thumbs and looks at floor*
 

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Nice, finally plucked up the courage <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /> You should be able to get up to 1.8V, plus I found the voltage was more stable after the mod.
 

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What il do is fine tune the pot while im in the BIOS, i forgot to mention earlyer that CpuZ detects the higher voltage (after 1.52v) so thats handy<img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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I've not put the pot on permanently yet but what i was gonna do is pop a tiny amount of solder on the end of the wire and put it on to the solder point before it hardens then blow like crazy to cool it lmao.
 

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yeah its kind of funny but asus in bios shows the vcore in red when above 1.8, what i did with mine when i had it was set it so that 1.2vcore in bios was actually 1.4vcore goind to the chip that way i could adjust vcore via the bios up to like 1.85 i think (i ran it at 1.7 usually, my opti like vcore) <br />
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you dont want to adjust the voltage while in windows via the pot it can make your system crash at least it did mine<br />
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another thing that i did that made the soldering easier was get your wire reaady by appling solder to it then taking that to your soldering point and touching it with the iron then the solder from the wire mated with your solder point on the mobo, <br />
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dont forget its a good idea to put some hot glue or something to protect your solder point after your done so that littel wiggling and stuff doesnt casue it to come loose ecspecially if your changing out components and stuff like that <br />
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I just had a go at soldering a wire to my old 6800Ultra (<a href="http://www.overclock.net/graphics-cards-general/84507-oh-nos-cokkers-computer-catches-fire.html?highlight=cokkers" target="_blank">bless her</a>), but it would'nt stick<img src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Mad" class="inlineimg" />(and i burnt the fingerprint off my thumb).<br />
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The solder stuck to the card but the wire pulled out with ease, i might see about getting some conductive paint and drawing a small line with a blob on the end with the wire attached, wait for it to dry and then stick a little hot glue or electrical tape over it.<br />
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Thanks MADMAX22 and muffin for the tips<img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Hey im planning on doing a Vmod to my SLI-Deluxe, so i can get it over 1.55, what are my options when doing this? I assume it's the same with a Delux? What if i just ground out that solder point and set my Vcore Lower in my BIOS.
 
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