bryanandaimee wrote:Any idea if this voltage mod is legitimate? Looks like the guy is a writer for an online tech news site so I'm inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt. Also it looks like he did some benchmarking.
155 days ago – Power is given on Varm readout point. L5 resistor(sic) removed. "
Does that sound like a possible way to increase the Vcore? I'm tempted to try it. (Yes I know it will void the warranty and likely let out the magic smoke.)
Yes, it does look like a possible way of changing the core voltage. It is also very risky if you don't know what you are doing.
By removing the L5 inductor, you are disconnecting the VDD_CORE inputs from the VDD_OUTn, then by supplying external power across C16 you supply directly into the core. You'd need a very stable and accurate PSU, and I'd be concerned about losses and noise picked up from the wires leading to the supply - it isn't for nothing that part of the circuit is very small and close to the BCM2385.
The probability of blue smoke is high with this one
I wouldn't even attempt it.