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P4C800 vcore mod to make it stable?

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Juice2

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As you all know the P4C800 has terrible voltage fluctuations. But there's a mod to fix this. I already googled around to find out what I need to do this mod. I can't remember where I saw that article but it says "you're not a full pledged overclocker unless you have pulled out your soldering iron and done some modding on your board" or something like that. So all I need now is courage and a steady hand.

Is it worth it? just to get this board stable? Has somebody here treid it?
 

sp00L

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http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=253940

It worked for me. However, I only moved from 225 to 232. It would probably do 235, but anything beyond that is unstable. This, however, relates to the fact that P4's aren't going to do much if anything beyond 3.7G on air. But the droop mod did work. It was a pain to do and that link has all the info. you need. I used a fan header so that I can unplug the pot from the mobo. I usually run 225 at 2-3-2-6-8 everyday so that things are cooler and the TT fan is at 60% speed for a bit of quiet.
 
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Juice2

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I'm already running the 1014 and it still going down from 1.664 to 1.6. Although I think there was an improvement because it used to go lower. All I really need is the balls to do it.
 

tio

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I have a P4C800-E deluxe and have been using the 1014 BIOS since I got the board. Before I did the mod, my vCore would fluctuate more than 0.1v when under load. Now, after doing the "droop mod", my vCore only fluctuates about 0.02v. :)

Like Sp00L said though, it's fricken hard to do (that metal cap is tiny!).

I wouldn't recommend you do it unless you can afford to replace the board.