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Old 19-10-05, 11:42 AM
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Volt Modding the Tagan Easycon 2force PSU's

This guide will show you how to increase the +12v and +5v rails on the Tagan Easycon and 2force series PSU's.

I decided to write this guide after finding that my Tagan Easycon was dipping the voltage on the +12v rail to 11.80v when running SLI rig.

I'd heard that the internals of the Tagan were in many ways similar to the internals of the OCZ 600w PSU's (which have adjustable rails), and found many guides about adjusting internal pots on the older series Tagans to gain increased voltages. However, it turns out that the Easycon series is quite different....

Step1: Turn your PSU off, unplug it and discharge any power left in the PSU by attempting to turn your PC on.

Step2: Remove the PSU from your case but try to leave it connected to your components as this will come in handy when setting the voltage later on.

Step3: Open the top of the PSU and disconnect the fan from the fan header, so that you can access everthing easier.

Step4: Looking around the inside of the PSU you may think that you've hit the jackpot when you see the pots below. THESE ARE NOT THE CORRECT ONES. As far as i could see, they have NO IMPACT on the voltages at all. In addition to this, it was a royal bitch to get the glue off them!



Step5: Look around the other side of the PSU, and buried under some wires you will see this pot, which no doubt will be covered with a load of blue glue.



Step6: Remove ALL of the glue using a sharp knife. It is important that you remove ther glue from around the edges of the pot as well, as this will prevent it from being turned.



Step7: Turn the PSU on, and switch your computer on. Enter into the computer BIOS and go into the menu that display's the PC's voltages. WARNING: When the PSU is turned on, all circuits are LIVE to be sure not to touch ANYTHING inside the PSU, especially the CAPACITORS. If you die - ITS NOT MY FAULT!

Step8: Using a screwdriver or pliers WITH PLASTIC HANDLE, turn the pot clockwise until the voltage is raised to the desired amount (The pot will only turn around 45 degrees, giving around an extra 0.5v).Then turn off the PSU (it will get very hot if left on too long without a fan).



Step9: Disconnect mains power, discharge power from PSU (as in Step1), plug fan back into fan header, and put case back on.

I managed to get my PSU to run at 12.2v under load with SLI which is a great improvment from the 11.8v it was providing before

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Old 19-10-05, 12:45 PM
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Jim this is legendary!

Awesome
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Old 19-10-05, 01:31 PM
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[b]If you die - ITS NOT MY FAULT![/b']
:rollingla, very inspiring

Jim, very nice
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This copy and paste thing is NICE!
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that's some scary stuff. many people died trying stuff like this.
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Old 19-10-05, 05:31 PM
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that's some scary stuff. many people died trying stuff like this.
Yeah, not recommended for n00bs, or people that love life
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Yeah, not recommended for n00bs, or people that love life
That's right up my alley I luff volt modding, i volt mod everything I can hehe

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Love your work Jim...you da man
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Old 02-04-06, 09:42 AM
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This guide has been revived on the OC3D Guides section with some new images:

http://www.overclock3d.net/guides.ph...con_2force_psu
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Old 02-04-06, 09:54 AM
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Nice one mate, I'll have to start converting some of mine over
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