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    How to vmod this newbie? Galaxy 7300GT DDR3

    can someone tell me how to vmod this newbie?

    http://www.hkepc.com/bbs/viewthread....a=#pid10612119

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    eddylee any luck with 7300gt mod?

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    Where did you buy that card?


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    Me too.. need card vmod!
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    GALAXY 7300GT DDR3 GPU Vmod +0.05v guide : http://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?sh...86803&st=1600#
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    Quote Originally Posted by fakhrain
    .........................picture ............
    Does this work, how much do you gain? I have the same card
    And what about vMem mod? any idea?

    LE: I did this mod .. it works!
    the card ran at 800 / 900 ... it seems this mod adds something to the vMem too.
    I couldn't believe my eyes when the run was finished: +15.000 in 3dMark03, this card is crazy http://www.crazypc.ro/forum/attachme...7&d=1156965173

    Still can't figure out the vMem rezistor..
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    which one did you make? the pencil vmod or the other one i dont get? 800/900 sounds impressive tommorrow i will put it on water, and want to put it on fire hehe...

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    The pencil mod ofcourse, for vGPU. I mean the one in the picture above, because the 0.1V increment by jumper is not possible for this PCB revision. The jumper is no longer present... maybe de-solder the 2-left pins and solder ther 2-right pins should do the trick.. but only 0.1V is not worth doing
    The pencil trick adds volts gradually depending on how much pencil you rub.

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    now we know how to mod... but i'm still not pretty sure the voltage measurement point.

    my hand was shakey and i missed the lower mosfet on the left (on the pic) and my dmm touched the top mosfet, a spark came out and shuts down my pc.

    then the system refuse to turn ON with the 7300gt, so i guess the card caused short circuit.

    sent for RMA. gonna miss the big Zalman cooler.... coz newer stocks are using a 'smaller' Zalman cooler
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    Quote Originally Posted by sabinus
    The pencil mod ofcourse, for vGPU. I mean the one ...
    Nice... unfortunately i forgot to buy tubes, so gotta wait untim monday... wont risk stock air cooling, no matter how good is it (this Galaxy has the best small stock cooler ever got)

    edit: what do you think? is this avatar too offending? (i like this pic, i think its nice)
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    Does anybody know inno 7300GT 256MB DDR3 voltmods?

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    I have the Galaxy 7300GT cards now. Forgetting using a pencil ( which is only really good for drawing pictures of naked ladies or sticking up your nose ) the volt mod is as follows

    There are two ISL 6549 14 leg IC's, one for memory ( back of card ) and one for gpu (front of card). The feedback pin is pin 4.

    Memory FB resistance = 640
    Gpu FB resistance =640

    Hence use 50k pot and set to 12k and work down.

    Measuring point for gpu volts is the bottom of the top left large capacitor.
    Measuring point for the memory is one of the two large bottom capacitors at the far right of the front of the card

    Volts as as standard are 1.30v and 1.91v on my card. Now running at 1.4v and 2.04v.



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    Quote Originally Posted by fakhrain
    now we know how to mod... but i'm still not pretty sure the voltage measurement point.

    my hand was shakey and i missed the lower mosfet on the left (on the pic) and my dmm touched the top mosfet, a spark came out and shuts down my pc.

    then the system refuse to turn ON with the 7300gt, so i guess the card caused short circuit.

    sent for RMA. gonna miss the big Zalman cooler.... coz newer stocks are using a 'smaller' Zalman cooler
    Measure voltages from the capacitors not the MOSFETS ... you can see the top left capacitor ..use the metal square with the + sign next to it ..a lot less dangerous.

    And you should not be RMAing something you blew up yourself , you should take the pain


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    Full pencil mod here:
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    With the pencil mod, where do you measure?

    Does this work on the gainward?

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    Thx man I shall try it tomorrow.
    How much (Mhz) did you gain from the vMem mod ?

    Quote Originally Posted by over@locker886
    Full pencil mod here:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabinus
    Thx man I shall try it tomorrow.
    How much (Mhz) did you gain from the vMem mod ?
    Almost nothing, but I don't know why.. only I hope gets +10Mhz. I think memory timingset is too agressive.
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    Hi everybody ;]
    I need a VDDQ mod to this 73GT (if it can be maked...) Anybody know something about that ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by over@locker886
    Almost nothing, but I don't know why.. only I hope gets +10Mhz. I think memory timingset is too agressive.
    Maybe it's not the right resistor for VMEM because the memory speed decreases when I pencil resistor 437 ...
    Are you sure it's the right one?

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    different PCB?

    Hi! I have the Galaxy 7300GT 128mb ddr3 1.4ns PCI-E

    Looking at the pics, I could not find anyone with the same PCB, so I'm kinda afraid to vmod it without some pro advice.
    Here are the pics:
    The area around the IC:


    Big pics of the front and the back

    As I have no multimeter here, I really would like to be sure before I do something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by over@locker886
    Almost nothing, but I don't know why.. only I hope gets +10Mhz. I think memory timingset is too agressive.
    At stock voltages I can get my 7300gt at 550/890. If I add voltage to the gpu I get 650MHz on 1.43V but then I can't get mem over 790 to be stable :?
    I bumped the memory voltage a tad, but didn't seem to do anything.

    It shouldn't be the mem temperature, it seems like its something else :/

    Anyway, here are some 3Dmark 05 scores I made while testingon a sempron64@2.5GHz:

    gpu mem 05 marks
    500 700 4148
    500 750 4235
    500 781 4254
    500 800 4316
    500 850 4356
    550 700 4370
    550 750 4476
    550 781 4565
    550 800 4560
    550 820 4631
    550 850 4641
    561 801 4643
    612 750 4831
    631 700 4676
    631 800 4941
    648 783 4943
    648 800 4998
    653 792 5004

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    Just tested it...
    As soon as I add even a tad voltage to the gpu, mem frequency drops
    The RivaTuner test just fails above 800MHz for mem :/
    Tried dropping the cpu to 350MHz, but still the mem is stuck at 800....

    The system is cold, just booted, and gpu temp is at 42 C.
    So it's definitely not temperature related.
    What else could it be?
    Any ideas?

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    1. Monitor temps with Rivatuner and Atitool in Artifact Tester at each frequency.
    2. Provide air-flow on the card's memories. I do it by using a 70 mm fan over a ~55-60 mm GPU radiator (from an Arctic Silencer), thus providing good air on the memory chips.
    3. DO NOT volt-mod the memory with the above resistor 437 .. I think it does exactly the opposite: it decreases memory OC. Wipe any pencil trails from it with acetone or technic alcohol.
    Leave only the GPU mod. If the GPU OC starts to decrease, it's time to wipe-out the pencil and start over with it.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabinus
    1. Monitor temps with Rivatuner and Atitool in Artifact Tester at each frequency.
    2. Provide air-flow on the card's memories. I do it by using a 70 mm fan over a ~55-60 mm GPU radiator (from an Arctic Silencer), thus providing good air on the memory chips.
    3. DO NOT volt-mod the memory with the above resistor 437 .. I think it does exactly the opposite: it decreases memory OC. Wipe any pencil trails from it with acetone or technic alcohol.
    Leave only the GPU mod. If the GPU OC starts to decrease, it's time to wipe-out the pencil and start over with it.

    Good luck!
    I monitor the temps all the time, and have added ramsinks on the memmory chips. Also there is a 120mm fan blowing directly on the card. For testing purposes I also added a 90mm 5500rpm fan (the one from a volcano 12, damn, is it loud) but didn't affect the mem clock. The chips were cool to the touch.

    As soon as I add volts to the gpu I loose like 100MHz of max mem clock. :/

    I tried the r437 pencil mod, and while the mem voltage did go up (from 1.95 to 2.05) I didn't do a thing.

    So for now I settled on 580/750 (vgpu raised a bit) for stock cooling...

    But I'd really like to hear more about this mem thing...

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