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taco_fox said:my top core speeds suck while my top memory speeds are great (306/344). I'm thinking a volt mod might help get the core up higher and maybe the memory even more so.
taco_fox said:I don't know. I don't really trust pencil tricks for adjusting voltages.
But tell me something: are you saying you think you got artifacts because of the volt mod itself, or because you didn't have adequate cooling for the volt mod?
the pencil trick worked fine, just a little at a time then check with a multimeter.
and second, i'm thinking both. i believe if i had better cooling, (i've allready upgraded the crap hsf that came on the 8500, but i think the one i slapped on isn't doin much better) i was more interested in the mod for the memory as well, but i'm guessing that's where the artifacts came from. maybe with some ram sinks the chips could take a lil more juice?
my card will hit 310/290 as is. i got no better than that after the mod without artifacts or freezing up in apps.
Originally posted by taco_fox No, he said he used the pencil trick. The article you linked is the way I'm planning to do it.
Originally posted by crusher First post...
Well... when i get a Retail 8500 from Gigabyte i voltmoded the card with a pencil...
312/312 before the mod
324/335 after the mod
The core was cooled by a Thermalright SK6 and some cheaper aluminium ramsinks in the ram...
And there is the best 3D Mark score with it:
Hey crusher any links on how to do that mod? Nice easy OC