Feb 22, 2013, 04:54 PM
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you might be right about some cheap motherboards only having a single power rail to the cpu to keep costs down. the only time i have had to do pin mods were on some old asrock 775 boards that didnt have vcore adjustment and laptops that i wanted to lower the voltage on to run them cooler.
i would have thought your gigabyte board would have vcore adjustment? i dont think i have seen a gigabyte board without it.
its a am2 motherboard your using so your pin mod should work for a phenom II.
watch out you dont burn out the voltage regulators the original phenom chips draw a huge amount of power when you start to raise the voltage. around 130W at stock for an x4 and over 250 when you start upping the voltage.
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Last edited by Geofrancis; Feb 22, 2013 at 05:02 PM.