Proof that people don't read item descriptions v.wtf

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  1. MSTRBKR

    MSTRBKR New Member

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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WICKEDX-9800-GTX-ULTRA-8800-GTS-GT-512MB-512-NVIDIA_W0QQitemZ190249341961QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item190249341961&_trkparms=72%3A984|39%3A1|66%3A2|65%3A12|240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

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    Seller claims this little piece of plastic will 'turbo' a graphics card :hsugh:

    :rofl:
     
  2. jbuffethed

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    Looks like a grounded resistor. The white wire just has a "turbo" heatshrink on it. Ive seen on other cards, you can mod it like this and it OCs or something, I dont remember.
     
  3. Doomsday

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    it's a simple volt mod,.. which is often done by hardcore enthusiasts in oc'ing vid cards.
    quite ingenious imo.
    soldering will void warranty. this will hide it.
    also good for those who are scared to solder stuff.
     
  4. Wolf68k

    Wolf68k OT Supporter

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    My worry is that other end of it looks like metal is not shielded and that it might touch something and then fry the card.

    Strange that he says "No Tools Required" and yet it's obvious that you'll need at least a philips-head screw driver

    Then he annoys the shit out of me by having music play on that page.
     
  5. [lolz]

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    Yeah i bet it just fries the card and its done for. :rofl:
     
  6. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    That is a great idea :eek5: However if you know the resistance you could buy a resistor and one of those clips for under $10 and do it yourself. $53 is insane for a simple volt mod. Nevertheless a stock cooler will not handle a Vmod unless it is an awful small increase in voltage.
     
  7. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    Also I don't see how this will work with an 8800GTX as well as G92 boards as they use different voltage regulation. You couldn't use the same resistor for both of them :dunno:
     
  8. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i don't understand how that will up the voltage
     
  9. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    if you really want to know
    http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=264512

    cliffs: adding resistance to certain pins of the voltage regulator will increase voltage. The more resistance added, the more voltage to the core.
     
  10. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Has anyone else noticed that the plastic housing is just an empty gel-ink pen refill?
     
  11. MSTRBKR

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    Marketing :bowdown:

    Call it turbo and you have $50 in hand :eek5:
     
  12. Doomsday

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    in concept, a volt mod does make the vid card run faster. so what's the problem?
     
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    I should put a "turbo" sticker on my penis.
     
  14. MSTRBKR

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    Do you actually get a noticeable fps difference?

    It can't be worth the $50 either.
     
  15. Doomsday

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    depends
    essentially, a volt mod makes you overclock further.

    but regardless of the output,... it is more of a hobby thing. only those who risks blowing up things often do this.
    it is a $10 job as lowfat said if you know how.
    for newbs, it's volt mod made easy, so that has to amount to something.

    also,... the seller actually did a good job on how it looks
    most often, volt mods are ghetto looking
    e.g.
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  16. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    I use to volt mod all my cards up to my x850xt(s). But now it is too damn hard as the tracers are just too small for me to solder. Even with those clips they are hard to get the correct pin only. And if you fuck up, good bye videocard.
     
  17. deusexaethera

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    I have a butane soldering iron that I modified a special tip for by jamming it onto a Dremel and then spinning the tip against a sharpening stone until it was needle-sharp. It can solder anything now. Might want to try it yourself.
     
  18. lowfat

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    Hmmm. Might give it a try. You can buy sharp needle-like points, but they are bloody expensive.
     
  19. EkriirkE

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    Notrly, those screws are just holding the springs for heatsink pressure in place, there is ample room to wedge the lead in there between the spring spirals
     
  20. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i have to do that to my soldering iron's tip...it's too fat for tiny points
     

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