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Maximus/Rampage volt mods

Wile E

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Anybody have any info on this? I'd like to just vmod my board, and bypass fiddling with voltage in the BIOS. Post the info here, and I'll transfer it to this post. If it applies to the Rampage, I'll have title edited as well.

Vdroop pencil mod
Have a problem to keep your Vcore voltage stablized or want to get more extra Mhz out of your Maximus Formula?

Then you can do this Vdroop pencil mod.
*** beware: do this at your own risk ***

1. locate the EPU chip (between CPU socket and RAM slots)
2. look for the first resistor, top right corner, adjacent to the CPU socket (see pic)
3. use 2B or 4B pencil (soft lead are better), do 2 strokes pencil in the resistor. Make sure you don't touch any other resistors beside it.



For some reason you choose not to have this mod any more, use Q-tip with 99% isopropyl alcohol to remove the lead off. Make sure there are no trace of pencil lead existing or laying around surrounding areas.

Source: Pure Overclock forums
 
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Wile E

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System Name The ClusterF**k
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Memory 3x2GB Mushkin Redlines 1600Mhz 6-8-6-24 1T
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Thanks mrw. Adding to first post. I still would like to find mods for all the other voltages as well. Like core dimm, nb, and whatever else can be dug up. Especially VTT tho. I don't see any provisions to adjust it in my BIOS, unless it's just named something different than what I am looking for.
 
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