You talking about Agp voltage right? It might it might not if u have a voltage meter look and see how much voltage your card is accuatly putting to the core should be about 1.7 (i think) <A HREF="http://www.rojakpot.com/default.aspx?location=3&var1=10..." target="_new">Heres</A> a guide to check it.I havent tested mine yet.I just got a voltage meter from my granpa and i plan to check it out when i get back home.If mine is reading under 1.7 im going to do a pencil volt mod.I believe stock voltage from the 9800 xt is 1.8 i plan to pump mine to 1.9 or 2.0.Burn baby burn!
Going over 1.9v with aircooling is NOT recommended (unless you like a short lifespan). Stock is 1.77v usually. I tried the pencilmod and got 0 increase in voltage...I'm going to try again when my HP80D comes in. If it still doesn't work I'll just go to RS and get a 10k ohm pot and solder it on (and of course lower the resistance after that). This method is only slightly harder but works a lot better in the long term.
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