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vidra
08-15-05, 06:53 AM
A question for anyone who may care to answer.

Has anyone read anything about or experienced first hand any delayed damage to their graphics card after modding it?

I have successfully modded my GF6800le thanks to jimmor's expert help and now it runs on 420/900 and I am overjoyed. I also want to stress that I do not have second thoughts or regrets about what I have done, otherwise I wouldn't have bought this particular card and gone to all the trouble of making it work faster. I am simply curious. How common is such delayed damage and (how) can it be reversed?

Thanks

saturnotaku
08-15-05, 07:00 AM
How common is such delayed damage and (how) can it be reversed?

It's probably more common than you realize. A number of people on this forum have ruined their cards by doing this mod, some right away, others after a few months. I killed an FX 5900 by doing the 5950 Ultra bios mod. There pretty much won't be anything you can do about it if/when it happens except lick your wounds and move on with life.

vidra
08-15-05, 04:37 PM
Thanks, I appreciate your honest answer

n0trix
08-15-05, 05:41 PM
Electromigration:

http://www.tech-encyclopedia.com/term/electromigration?c=1554038471

http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=2158421#post2158421

http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?threadid=187887

jimmor
08-16-05, 07:01 AM
Electromigration:

http://www.tech-encyclopedia.com/term/electromigration?c=1554038471

http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=2158421#post2158421

http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?threadid=187887


Don't you read links before you post them ?

Its full of questionable statistical data and theoretical assumptions ----> so could be considered scare stories for children !

uOpt
08-16-05, 05:38 PM
It's probably more common than you realize. A number of people on this forum have ruined their cards by doing this mod, some right away, others after a few months. I killed an FX 5900 by doing the 5950 Ultra bios mod. There pretty much won't be anything you can do about it if/when it happens except lick your wounds and move on with life.

I don't think this is comparable.

Modding to go higher frequencies is more dangerous, and modding bumping up the voltage is much more dangerous. Not as in blowing the card up but as in severely reducing its lifespan.

Activating more pipelines is a harmless thing to do, in comparision. Of course you produce more heat. But modern chips can take heat inside their specified tolerance very well, but higher frequencies and especially higher voltage wears them down.