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Hellfire

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First of all here are the pics:

Whole Proc:
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Problem:
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I took the chip out of the compuyter for a sec b/c I needed to remount my heatsink, left it on the table my sister knocked it of the table.

Anyways, the little resistor on the chip fell off, while the processor was off. :mad: :mad: :mad:

I was wondering maybe, just maybe if I could use a broken/spare processor and let my electircal engineer friend soldier it back on. I dont think any damage was done to the chip itself thou b/c it was off.

Because of this I had to go to fry's and purchase a Barton 2500+ and with my luck someone just returned an unlock AQXEA 0331 OEM.

I was just wondering if it could be fixed, if not might as well make it a keychain but why not try first right?!? :)
 

L337 M33P

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Ouch...

Surface mount components like that are going to be hell to put back on. Does your friend have l337 soldering skills? If not then see if it will work without the resistors. It probably won't though :-/
 
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Hellfire

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The thing is I'm afraid of trying it without that resistor, it might just fry the chip, since the chip was not in the computer at the time it fell off, I still think the core may still be fine.
 

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Hellfire said:


I took the chip out of the compuyter for a sec b/c I needed to remount my heatsink, left it on the table my sister knocked it of the table.

Anyways, the little resistor on the chip fell off, while the processor was off. :mad: :mad: :mad:

I was wondering maybe, just maybe if I could use a broken/spare processor and let my electircal engineer friend soldier it back on. I dont think any damage was done to the chip itself thou b/c it was off.

Because of this I had to go to fry's and purchase a Barton 2500+ and with my luck someone just returned an unlock AQXEA 0331 OEM.

I was just wondering if it could be fixed, if not might as well make it a keychain but why not try first right?!? :)

should be easily fixed by anyone with really good soldering skills.

i myself could fix it, and certainly wouldnt try powering it up without first fixing it.

how well does it overclock btw?
 
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Hellfire

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OMG OMG It actually works without the resistor, this is crazy!!!:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

When it posts it said Unknown CPU Type, I just have to set the multiplier and fsb and it works.

O There is also one problem though it doesn't run with full cache it only runs with half of it, thats right 128k. Does anyone know a fix to this?

BTW Here is a pic of what I mean:
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(v)estra

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that might be what that resistor did regulated the cache :p the only fix might be solder that beast back on and if thats the case would/could it be possible to take that resistor off a barton and put it on an xp for mad oc with the extra cache? that would be intersting
 
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Hellfire

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It pretty sure it set the multipliers not sure about the FSB though. And since the multipliers aren't set the board probably defaults it to 128k cache and makes it an unknown CPU.

*Edit* The resitor that fell of is the pull up resistor for the multipliers, which explains why the multipliers arent set; they also control the FSB auto sensing feature on the motherboard, which is why the motherboard doesnt know what the processor is and defaults to 128k L2 cache.
 
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Hellfire

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BTW does anyone know where I can get this type of resistor or does anyone have a dead processor that someone would like to sell me, if you do please PM me. Thanks.