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Solder to Connect Bridges

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Mar 25, 2002
I'm not too familiar with the conductive properties of solder(the actual solder material) and the type of resistance level the Athlon XP requires for connecting bridges but I was wondering whether the following would work. Suppose I was to fill my Athlon XP 1600+'s slits with Krazy Glue and connect the L1 bridges with actual solder(no wire between) by just laying it across, like you would with silver laquer, to gate. Would this work well? And correct me if I'm wrong, would connecting the middle L11 bridge in the Athlon XP 1600+ give me a 1.85V vcore? I ask since I can't adjust it in my bios as I have an ECS K7S5A motherboard.
First of all, Welcome to the forums.

I'm not sure exactly what you're asking about the solder, but if you mean to just "lay" it over the bridges, I don't think that would be the best way. If you are considering actually soldering them, others have had success with that method but your skills must be very good and your eyesight sharp. I've been successful with nail polish and window defogger repair fluid.

As far as which bridges to "adjust" to achieve different settings on your XP. Try this link to an interactive site that will show you exactly which bridge needs opened or closed to attain your desired results;


I hope this helps.

Good Luck!
Yea, I meant actually laying the solder over the thing. Any reason saying why this wouldn't work?
Let me get this straight. You want to try to lay solder between the bridges, not actually solder them?

Have you seen one of these CPU's?
I'm no soldering guru but wouldn't it work say if you had something to cover the other contacts and had a needle tip soldering iron and use the smallest bit possible? Excuse me if i'm wrong.
I apologize if I misunderstood what you were saying. I thought you meant to just "lay" pieces of solder across the bridges, how they would stay there, I don't know.

As far as actually soldering the bridges, you would have to be very steady with a soldering iron to do this successfully. Unless you are a veteran working with small traces, circuits etc, I would suggest that you stay with one of the proven more easily accomplished methods. I've had success closing the bridges on the XP's using nail polish to fill the pits and window deffogger repair fluid to close the bridge.

My .02

Good Luck!
successful soldering

I soldered the L1 bridges under a microscope using micro 0ohm resistors without filling in the laser cuts.

my sugestion is to use small wire or the 0ohm resistor, lots of flux, and organic core solder. make sure you use high heat for a instant bond. Also be very relaxed. :)