I'm working on my HTPC currently and I'm using an Athlon 2000+ with the Asus A7V880 motherboard. I bought this motherboard pre-SPCR and didn't bother with the fact, that the lowest VCore in the BIOS was 1,65V.
Well obviously that is a bit too much, so I started look for alternatives in lowering the VCore. After reading about the pin-mods I decided to try it. My original plan was
- Try cutting all of the L5 bridges and adding a jump-wire to the socket
- Declare the CPU as toasted
- Take one of my backup Athlons, bundle it with the motherboard and give it to my mother-in-law
- Get a new MB and a nice Athlon mobile
Well crap, only the first step came true. I was shocked to find out the mod actually worked and that I managed to lower the VCore to 1,45V
Hmm, maybe I should try next to unlock the multipliers...
(The point of this post? Well, just to show that even us unlucky ones get a break once in a while
Btw, I used the OCInside Interactive Pin Mod Guide