K404 on a roll! (Part 2)

For those who have difficulties estimating just how impressive this benching spree is, here's an overview of K404's submissions today:

Craaaazy!

I'm sure you remember the last time Kenny pulled something off like this with part 1 and over 1000 fresh points. Well he's been at it again, this time it's over 2000 fresh points!

Before and after: 2805.7 points in total! I can't even begin to imagine the amount of work this took to pull off, congratulations to K404. Enjoy that well earned top spot on the team. You can view today's submissions here and K404's profile here. He's jumped from 44th in the hardware masters league to 13th with 1 long day of submitting. If you thought HWBOT was running particularly slow today you now know who to blame.


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Belgium Massman says:


TaPaKaH says:

I will join the GF 8800 club with a similar "day of submissions" soon ;) have 30+ fresh cards incoming in a couple of weeks

United States Hondacity says:

i blame kenny for hogging the bandwidth LOL

South Africa DrWeez says:

WD Kenny, Great job there bud.

United Kingdom topdog says:

Awesome work Kenny , Congrats

Serbia d0minat0r says:

Awesome !!!!!!! :o Go Go GO ;)

United Kingdom Dualist says:

Nice work crashing the Bot today mate :D

Ukraine cyclone says:

Sick! K404 how much time did it take to bench all that stuff?

United States Minor Outlying Islands Kal-EL says:

Nice work dude :)

New Zealand Deanzo says:

Crazy!

Well done mate.

Eeky NoX says:

Big respect dude ;) Huge work!

Canada Vinster says:

cyclone said: Sick! K404 how much time did it take to bench all that stuff?


I am wondering the same thing... and to have all that HW at hand...

I have envy

Vin

Belgium Gamer says:

I have no words for this !

United States Bobnova says:

Damn, that's intense! Must have taken hours to submit all that.

United States Minor Outlying Islands Kal-EL says:

It'll take weeks for the pooflingers to sort out this mess!

K404 says:

Thanks for the comments guys! :D:D


Kal-EL said: It'll take weeks for the pooflingers to sort out this mess!


I sincerely expect no poo. No hardware sharing, no borrowing of a nice SB setup to make things easier. Each and every GPU was bought, voltmodded, benched and where it happened... killed, by me. I chose to not use X48 for a few cards because GPU-Z ID was messed up and would create verification headaches for me and the mods. It hurt a few scores, but for transparency and easy-to-understand submissions, I was happy it was the right thing to do.

With the possible exception of 2-3 results, every 3DMark score has an associated .3dr file

No mip, no Post-Processing disabled. Just a clean OS (T-XP R9 and T-7 32-bit) with the best driver and the best LOD I found for each bench during testing.

The only gray area thing I did was a driver mask to use 169.21 with the 9800 series. I (publicly) asked permission before I did it :)

United States Bobnova says:

While it's unfortunate that you/we need to go to such lengths, it's also really refreshing to see someone bending over backwards to make sure everybody can tell everything is legit. So, thanks! The extra effort is appreciated, if everybody did what you did HWBot would be a simpler place with less poo :D I feel sort of silly saying so, but I'd love to see pictures of the cards just from a curiosity standpoint, I'm still working on my voltmod methods and I like seeing what other people do. It has absolutely nothing to do with proof, more like admiration really. That's a tremendous amount of soldering!

Australia Jimba says:

nice work! SB is proving to be pretty fun to bench i see..

United States Bobnova says:

SB is great fun, when it's not causing you to pull your hair out :P

K404 says:

Bobnova said:
I feel sort of silly saying so, but I'd love to see pictures of the cards just from a curiosity standpoint, I'm still working on my voltmod methods and I like seeing what other people do.
It has absolutely nothing to do with proof, more like admiration really. That's a tremendous amount of soldering!


Thanks for the comment bro :) I'll post up some pics of the stuff I still have thats still modded... warning though... it aint pretty....

Belgium leeghoofd says:

I think you forgot to post some submissions...

Great work Concussed and Confused :p

United States Bobnova says:

Awesome! I look forward to seeing them :D

K404 says:

As promised..... not pretty!





If mods are just for me, I dont make them neat, I just get it done. If they're fragile, it forces me to treat them carefully :)

Christian Ney says:

:eek:

I will send you my cards they need... a refresh :p

Belgium Massman says:

Holy! :eek:

Austria Turrican says:

kenny is the vmod master for sure. he also modded my commando on campus party. :D

United States Minor Outlying Islands Kal-EL says:

wow kenny, sick modding dude, thumbs up :)

Germany mAlkAv!An says:

Nice pics. You should get some 1.2k ohms SMD resistors for the G80/G92 OCP mods to save some VRs and handle the cards easier :)

Germany aslanwas says:

OMG, how much time did you spend to do all this ?

Australia Dinos22 says:

where is the like button :eek:

Belgium leeghoofd says:

How on earth do you want us to compete with them skills...

Greaaaaaaaat one Kenny !!!

Indonesia placid says:

One card 16 VR... yes it's VR Zone :D

K404 says:

Thanks for the comments guys :D In terms of time... not as long as you'd think.... its not as if I spent time making things neat! :D :)

ScunnyUK says:

Wow :eek::ws::cool:

Kenny whats going on with this card , paticually the grey wire??




looks to be joining 2 resistors?

K404 says:

Hey Scunny :) 9600GT vGDDR mod.... it needs 200K trimmer. I used two 100K trimmers in series. Gray wire is going from far leg of the trimmer to the FB point. The wire is sitting well above the capacitor on the left, its just the angle it was taken at :) White wires to jumper strip is VID selection. OVP is very tight on these cards... its VID + 0.05v or something, vCore has to be done through VID :) I worked up to 1.45v on water then left it for LN2 (-40 to -45 pot base)

Spain Predator says:

when Kenny comes by Campus Party i know we'll have all mods-wise covered :D that's pretty insane man!! top-notch skill!

Belgium Teemto says:

You should see Gamer's stack ;-)

Mr Moose says:

Bloody hell! Wish I had the time and skills to be able to pull that off, and not fry the card.

K404 says:

Stromatolites said: Bloody hell! Wish I had the time and skills to be able to pull that off, and not fry the card.



Anything I (or any of the other voltmodders) can help with? :)

Christian Ney says:

where I can learn all of that and what I need (I mean tools, I am sure you will reply I need to be you :p) ?


I need to do something with my 4CoreDual SATA R2 for exemple and a 7800 GTX... and why not all other cards I have :D


EDIT: Now I just remembered I tried to randomly mod my GF 440 MX... the card was funny looking but worked only 10mins :(

K404 says:

Have you had a look-through the volt-mod guides on XS, Benchtec etc? :) Soldering itself only comes with practice.... find some dead hardware or buy one of those electronic "toy" kits to get a feel for how solder works, if its new to you. :) Not being me will probably be a massive help to you :D

Eeky NoX says:

You're a vMod factory K404 :D Love those kind of work, massive load at same time, perfect !!

Christian Ney says:

K404 said: Have you had a look-through the volt-mod guides on XS, Benchtec etc? :)

Soldering itself only comes with practice.... find some dead hardware or buy one of those electronic "toy" kits to get a feel for how solder works, if its new to you.

:)


Not being me will probably be a massive help to you :D


thx for the hint ;)

Will buy a solder kit and start to randomly mod a P4P800s/P4C800 to see how it looks :D. Gigabyte for Sam, Asus P4 series for me

Canada Vinster says:

Where did you find these mods, I want to mod my 8800GTSG80 and 8800GTSG92.. I found a few pencil mods but nothing like what your doing.

I also have an AIW9800, and a few old Rage cards.. but I can't find anything on these either.

Vin

Poland proste71 says:

very impressive mate

United States Bobnova says:

Holy crap, that's wonderful! Thanks for the pics, they're everything I hoped they would be :D

FoX [OCXLAB.ES] says:

Great job K404 ;)

Christian Ney says:

Kenny, do you think I can sold a PCIe connector ? or Zotac F****d me...





United States BenchZowner says:

Yes you can Christian. But to see if it works ( if it is connected with the card's circuit ) you need to set your DMM ( Digital MultiMeter ) to "Continuity check" and see if the grounds are connected to the ground plane ( one probe on the ground on the PCIe connector and the other on a ground, like where the screws are placed or the metallic frame of the DVI output connector and see if it "beeps" ( is connected ). You also need to check if the 12V pins ( the rightmost ) ( the three points under the arrow ) are connected to the circuit, check for continuity with the nearby capacitors and the choke ( 1R0 ). If they are connected, then it is worth it to solder a PCI-Express connector there ( as long as you're going to sub-zero cool it )

K404 says:

To be very clinical and goal-orientated, the answer to your question is in the GDDR :p It's an ECO card, so if they used a cheaper RAM bin, the card in unlikely to really go anywhere, so the work would be, in some ways, a waste of time

Christian Ney says:

ok thank you guys...
I think I will just plug it and see if I can grab 2-3 points :D

btw: no LN2 on it, waste of LN2 XD, better to put LN2 on Cedar Mills

Damn eco card

Christian Ney says:

Flashed the card from 1.01v to 1.2v doesn't help -.-

Karl, can you add GeForce 9600 GT ECO ? :D (EDIT: @Massman, I am kidding ;))


@Kenny, well the memory chips are quite good, 1200 MHz stable with eco's voltage

Belgium Massman says:

Eco is a product series, not a different card.

K404 says:

Christian Ney said: Flashed the card from 1.01v to 1.2v doesn't help -.-

Karl, can you add GeForce 9600 GT ECO ? :D (EDIT: @Massman, I am kidding ;))


@Kenny, well the memory chips are quite good, 1200 MHz stable with eco's voltage


Does vCore increase through BIOS ever work on these cards?! :p

Nice stock memory!!

Christian Ney says:

BenchZowner said: Yes you can Christian.
But to see if it works ( if it is connected with the card's circuit ) you need to set your DMM ( Digital MultiMeter ) to "Continuity check" and see if the grounds are connected to the ground plane ( one probe on the ground on the PCIe connector and the other on a ground, like where the screws are placed or the metallic frame of the DVI output connector and see if it "beeps" ( is connected ).
You also need to check if the 12V pins ( the rightmost ) ( the three points under the arrow ) are connected to the circuit, check for continuity with the nearby capacitors and the choke ( 1R0 ).
If they are connected, then it is worth it to solder a PCI-Express connector there ( as long as you're going to sub-zero cool it )


Yes, 12v is connected with the nearby capacitors and choke.
And 12v is also connected to the ground (metallic frame of the DVI).

I don't understand this part : ''one probe on the ground on the PCIe connector and the other on a ground''

United States BenchZowner says:

Set your DMM to "Continuity test" ( the sound signal, which beeps when the probes touch eachother ), and place one probe on a ground pin of the missing PCI-Express power connector, and the other DMM probe on a ground on the card ( e.g. where the screws head touches the card, the metal frame around the DVI connector, etc ). If it beeps, then go ahead and solder a pci-express power connector there.

Christian Ney says:

@ Kenny, does this happened to you once or this can happen only to me ?

''Learned something today, if you link Vout(1.91v) with Vin(5.0v) then your graphic card die...''

With the DMM, i touched both pins on the GeForce2 MX 200, had a nice flame and 4CoreDualSATA2 shut down.... :D

Two card on a row, the other one is the GeForce 3 which I randomly modded it and according to my calculations I modded the 3.3v circuit a bit too high... something between 3.87v and 4v :p

K404 says:

That sucks :( Well.... i've lost a few bits n pieces over the years to shorting, but thankfully not for a while

Christian Ney says:

too bad,
But I am happy that this don't happen only to me :D
Anyway this card wasn't worth subzero, with 7ns chips and a cheap PCB

K404 says:

Any computer builder of any kind who tells you they've never shorted anything is probably lying :p

Belgium Gamer says:

I killed 3 in a row. 9600gt 8600gt and 9800gx2. I think I learned my lesson :)

Belgium leeghoofd says:

you forgot the 8800GTX :p

Belgium Massman says:

Throwback Thursday on Facebook This was pretty insane - I think Kenny broke the servers that day too

zeropluszero says:

Kenny's a fucking master.

Belgium leeghoofd says:

Kenny ruled the 8 series, don't even want to know how many cards he binned to get these sick scores back than

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