Nvidia GTX Titan X – External Power Guide

Things you need:

  • Powerful soldering iron (minimum 80 W. 150 W is recommended)
  • Copper sheets with 0.5 – 1.0 mm thickness
  • Thick full solid copper wires
  • High quality soldering tin (I use Sn95,5AgCu0,7)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Grinder
  • Multimeter
  • Patience

1. Unmount the cooler

Take off the cooler and take a closer look at the PCB.

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The theory is simple: Remove the inductors of the GPU (red, marked R22) to disable the stock VRM and hook up the power board. Usually you don’t need to E-Power the memory (yellow) so we will keep the original memory VRMs. However, the GPU controller (blue, NCP81174) will prevent the GPU from powering on if we remove the GPU inductors. So…

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