Hoot (Apr 02, 2001 07:10 p.m.):
No, it is a hardware modification. There are two parts to it. The first one involves placing a resistor between two of the leads on the programmable voltage IC to allow a higher voltage to occur than what you call for in the bios. The second involves installing a second resistor to fool the overvoltage protection circuit on the same IC so it does not interpret the higher voltage from the first mod as an error condition. I have done two so far. In both cases I use a small variable resistor for each function. That allows you to fine tune the settings as opposed to soldering in a fixed value resistor and hoping it satisfies the situation. Believe me, you don't want to do this several times. Soldering flat-pack IC leads is a very painstaking and precise process. As I've said before, it is not the project to learn soldering on. There are several "how-to" articles around the OC web sites. I read all of them before I began, to get a proper perspective on the challenge.