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Intel 975XBX, A Pencil & a Better Overclock!

The Intel 975XBX Board has risen in popularity in the past few months, not just among the mainstream users but also among the enthusiast and overclockers. As a motherboard targeted at the mainstream consumers however, it is quite limited in the voltage options offered in the BIOS, particularly the Memory Voltage. Shaky hands and the soldering iron is a big risk for a hard modification… perhaps you can handle a sharpened pencil better instead?

The Intel 975XBX Board has risen in popularity in the past few months, not just among the mainstream users but also among the enthusiast and overclockers. It is not just one of the first few boards to support the upcoming Intel Core 2 Duo Processors, but also the most overclockable Intel motherboard to date. As a motherboard targeted at the mainstream consumers however, it is quite limited in the voltage options offered in the BIOS, particularly the Memory Voltage. Shaky hands and the soldering iron is a big risk for a hard modification… perhaps you can handle a sharpened pencil better instead?

The above picture shows you the spot where you can measure off your current Memory Voltage, with your multimeter.

To increase the Memory Voltage, look at the picture below:

Locate the resistor marked in green above. To increase Memory Voltage, you can pencil shade the resistor with a sharpened pencil. Do it carefully and bit by bit… Do remember that hard-modding your motherboard will VOID your WARRANTY! Successfully done, you will be able to feed your Memory with voltages above 2.2v… and in the process enjoy a higher overclock! There you go!

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