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MSI 8600GT Volt Mod Help

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#1
Hey guys,

I'm trying to volt mod my MSI 8600GT Heatpipe card. This is the one I have: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127293. It's the same board and layout as this one: http://www.vr-zone.com/articles/First_Look_at_Overclocking_the_8600GT%21/4925-4.html. Now my question is, I tried volt modding it using a pencil and I checked the Ohms and such, but when I test the card in ATiTool it artifacts like crazy even at stock clocks. My PSU is more than enough for the card. Currently I undid the volt mod and have the card running at its max overclock without artifacts. The card never goes about 50C load so I know theres a lot more to be had with this card if I volt mod it. Does anyone have experience with this card or the one volt modded in that link? Any advice you can give me? I currently pull a little over 10k 3DMarks in 3DMark05 with it. I have a feeling volt modding it will yield like 12k.

Thanks,
mrw1986
 
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Wallingford, CT
Processor Intel i7-5930k
Motherboard ASRock Taichi X99
Cooling Phanteks PH-TC14PE
Memory 4x8GB HyperX FURY DDR4-2666 15-17-17-15
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X 8G
Storage 1x Plextor PX-512M6S SSD, 1x WD 750gb HDD, 2x Hitachi 2TB HDD, 1x Seagate 4TB HDD
Display(s) 2x Dell P2314H
Case Fractal Define R4
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Corsair AX860i
Mouse ROCCAT Kone Pure Color White
Keyboard Corsair K95 RGB - Cherry MX Brown
Software Windows 10 Professional x64
#2
I think I might actually try the variable resistor method...