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The Core 2 Duos bring the joy back for the Intel Overclockers
with their easy to handle heat and ample of overclock head-room. However, the
overclocking capacity depends as much on the motherboards paired with them.
Some of the enthusiasts on a tight budget are stuck with a limiting motherboard, particularly in the voltage department. However, with just conductive ink and some tape, you can boost your CPU Voltage all the way up to 1.6v easily!

The Core 2 Duos bring the joy back for the Intel Overclockers
with their easy to handle heat and ample of overclock head-room. However, the
overclocking capacity depends as much on the motherboards paired with them.
Some of the enthusiasts on a tight budget are stuck with a limiting motherboard
, particularly in the voltage department. (ASRock Motherboard Users come to
mind icon wink  Intel Core 2 Duo Voltage Boost ) Well now here’s a way out for you!

You can basically over-ride the default voltage of 1.325v inherent
on many of the Intel Core 2 Duo CPUs, E6300 to X6800, with a simple “pin-mod”.
Well yes, there are no longer pins on these LGA packaged processors… in fact
that makes them easier to modify! All you need is some electrical insulation
tape and some conductive ink!

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**Take Note that such Voltage Modifications would void
the warranty for your Processors!!**

**As some CPUs come with a different default voltages such as 1.2875v, etc, using these mods will get you different results so I will be updating with more info for CPUs with different default voltages. For now, this is for 1.325v default.**

To get a slight bump to 1.4v, simply connect the ‘pins’ shown
below with conductive ink. This is a direct representation of your Processor
and not your motherboard socket, do take note!

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To facilitate precision, tape over the surrounding ‘pins’ except
the ones you are trying to connect.

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Pins conductive-inked

To get to 1.45v, you not just have to conductive ink, you will
need to tape over a pin as well. However, this is not tough at all and just
need some patience. Cut a really small piece of tape the size of an LGA ‘pin’
Land. Then tape this over the pin marked in the green square tightly. Also,
connect the ‘pins’ shown below with conductive ink, the ones marked in red.

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This is how it should look like