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What does a Volt mod exactly do?

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Sorry I'm a complete noob at this and not wanting to try this anytime soon, but what exactly does a volt mod do, does it allow me to overclock higher? Also does EVGA's GPU Voltage work on any GTX200 series card by any company?

Thanks in advance.
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It allows you to modify the amount of voltage that will be used. Typically, it allows for higher, stable overclocks, but its dangerous because you can easily kill the card/mobo.
 

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A volt mod allows for your graphics card to change the voltage, allowing for higher overclocks and more stability, at the risk of higher temperatures and overvolting/killing the card

Its similar to overclocking a CPU and increasing the voltage on that
 

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Exactly.. It' Mod(ifys) the Voltage to portions of the card for higher overclocks.

No, EVGA's voltage tool only works with EVGA cards unless it's changed since release.
 

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Ah ok thanks, yea heat isn't an issue here, I was just wondering how I could do it for my XFX card but it seems that I can't use the EVGA's tool, I want to get higher clocks since my temp is 60C underload even when overclocked. Any ideas how I could do this?
 

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I guess that would work but is it reversible, and isn't it possible to damage the card by trying to bridge the contacts?

YES! Very very possible.
 

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So until they come out with a application for my card should I wait?
That's up to you...

You can use RivaTuner.
 

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Alright thanks I'm sure there is a tutorial out there on how
In fact, there is.

If you are steady with your hnds and don't rush, vmodding a card is pretty safe, the only things that can go wrong are due to human error, and that can easily be reduced by slowing down....(So CL3P20 told me
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Alright thanks man, I got my graphics card overclocked because of -7C, i'll try out the volt mod and my graphics card runs at about 60C under load, so i might be looking for a little higher overclock since i'm maxed at the moment.
 

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..you could just flash your BIOS with a SC edition for a 260... will give you a .15v increase over your current GPUv..and some more headroom for OC. Keeping your load temps below 50c, will give a lot of headroom on the shader OC, once you increased voltage a little bit..say ~1700mhz give or take a few, for the set shader strap.
 

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Not with the GTX 260 BIOS, obviously - But with a 9800GTX+ SSC bios? Yes - But a custom one is always better (imo). Go for it


Edit: 500th post


(And over a 1/10 rep/post ratio. I just need to hit 100...)
 
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