Gigabyte R9 280x (REV2) 5GT/s R17 Resistor

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by boodaddyz, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. boodaddyz macrumors member


    Dec 25, 2008
    Has anyone had any luck getting there Gigabyte R9 280x (REV2) to run at 5GT/s? I read that you need to remove the R17 resistor, but there is no resistor at R17. It is blank like it has already been removed. Any help or advice would be much appreciated.
  2. h9826790 macrumors G4


    Apr 3, 2014
    Hong Kong
    If you are not 100% sure which one. You better forget about it, the real world performance improvement is virtually zero.
  3. Ph.D., Jul 9, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2016

    Ph.D. macrumors 6502

    Jul 8, 2014
    I've done the resistor removal. This is a very small resistor and it can be hard to do it right if you haven't dealt with this kind of thing before.

    Like the above poster said, it barely makes any difference. Mostly, it's just a mental thing that might nag at you, but I'd recommend not stressing over it. I only did it because I am very experienced and have access to the right equipment. (And, by the way, I desoldered it.)

    Just let it go and be happy.

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