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bugmage 12-16-05 07:57 PM

6800 gs voltmod question
 
so far ive seen 2 voltmods,

one was a pencil mod

and the other one was this crazy one

http://www.vr-zone.com/?i=3027

wow 3d mark 7800 gosh :) im at 6044
but i havent slapped on my watercooling yet

now i used software and flashed my bios on the card and up my vcore to 1.4v what do you thinks safe????

and why wouldent you use the biose ones????

bugmage 12-17-05 01:19 PM

Re: 6800 gs voltmod question
 
anyone?(cheers) (cheers) (cheers) (cheers) (cheers) (cheers)

OWA 12-17-05 01:36 PM

Re: 6800 gs voltmod question
 
The voltmods are risky since you could significantly shorten the life of the card. I've seen some say they think the 7800s have a lot of headroom but IMO, it's not worth the risk. Edit: Oops, disregard my 7800 comment since you're using the 6800. Anyway, see this thread for a discussion on whether you should try them or not.

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=61675

bugmage 12-17-05 03:38 PM

Re: 6800 gs voltmod question
 
lol im still amazed that the v core went up only .4 v with all those wire on that thing, and i saw another one where they pushed one to 3v(not the same card) but is was interesting, and they did it just to burn it out

snowmanwithahat 12-17-05 05:40 PM

Re: 6800 gs voltmod question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bugmage
lol im still amazed that the v core went up only .4 v with all those wire on that thing, and i saw another one where they pushed one to 3v(not the same card) but is was interesting, and they did it just to burn it out

"only" .4v???? are you crazy, .1 v increase is enough to shorten the life of a 6800 GT to about half a year, you realize that voltmods are for

1. people with lots of money who can afford to kill a card
2. short-term benchmarks
3. fun

that's it, seriously, you'll kill your card in less than a year if you do this, that's my two cents, not worth it, but hey if you have the $ then go ahead, just don't expect it to last long

bugmage 12-18-05 02:40 PM

Re: 6800 gs voltmod question
 
well according to these bios i went up .03v so im not worried, and i still have to put on the watercooling, it seems to be running better however (mikec)


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