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Undervolting VGA cards at X-bit LAbs

In an echo of SPCR articles* about CPU undervolting, X-bit Labs recently posted an article entitled “Cool” and “Quiet” or Anti-Extreme Overclocking Experience. It discusses sophisticated undervolting of several VGA cards and reducing fan voltages to reduce heat and noise; several different voltages present on the VGA cards are dealt with individually. Positive results are reported, so this may be a viable solution for those who are electronics-savvy and deft with a soldering iron. One thing not really discussed is any changes in performance as a result of the substantial undervolting (as much as 15% for the VPU and 26% for internal circuitry).

*CPU Undervolting articles at SPCR:
CPU Undervolting & Underclocking: A Primer
,
Undervolting T’Bred-B CPUs with José Ángel
,
Ultimate Underclock & Undervolt Project
.
Also, there has been much discussion in the Forums.

In an echo of SPCR articles* about CPU undervolting, X-bit Labs recently posted an article entitled “Cool” and “Quiet” or Anti-Extreme Overclocking Experience. It discusses sophisticated undervolting of several VGA cards and reducing fan voltages to reduce heat and noise; several different voltages present on the VGA cards are dealt with individually. Positive results are reported, so this may be a viable solution for those who are electronics-savvy and deft with a soldering iron. One thing not really discussed is any changes in performance as a result of the substantial undervolting (as much as 15% for the VPU and 26% for internal circuitry).

*CPU Undervolting articles at SPCR:
CPU Undervolting & Underclocking: A Primer
,
Undervolting T’Bred-B CPUs with José Ángel
,
Ultimate Underclock & Undervolt Project
.
Also, there has been much discussion in the Forums.

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