The PCIE Slot being higher than the others was just a safety precaution for those who have 10 amp fuses on their PCIE Slot.Quick question since I am going to re-attempt my shunt mod this weekend (I forgot to scrape off the conformal coating enough last time), as I am seeing mixed advice on what resistance shunts I should be using for each stack. I plan on stacking 5 mOhms resistors on top of the existing ones on my reference PNY card.
Some posts say to use the same resistance for every shunt, whereas others say to use something higher (10 mOhms or so) for PCIE Slot Power.
Just wanted to confirm which was best, and if simply stacking 5 mOhm shunts on everything will be fine.
If you have a 20 amp fuse or no fuse at all, just go yeet the slot and put it the same as everything else.
Soldering shunts with flux is really the most reliable way. Now that I am learning how to solder, I'm a solder fanboy. If you get a good connection by using proper flux, good solder (Kester 60/40 solder is really the best solder) and a good temperature regulated soldering iron (those starter 25W irons part of beginner kits) are fine for soldering mouse and keyboard microswitches into PCB holes, but they are atrocious for shunt mods because the PCB ends up soaking up all the heat--that's its job after all) and--most importantly, some high quality 3M Polymide High temp tape to protect your PCB, and a good set of tweezers, it's actually easier than paint mods. No guesswork whatsoever.
Plus, you can always grab some old dead video card PCB with unused solder joints and practice soldering shunts on until you become a pro at it.