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Modding CPU Keychain trouble

Discussion in 'Modding' started by mattthegamer463, 5 Oct 2005.

  1. Emon

    Emon What's a Dremel?

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    A drill press is ideal, but if you can get by with a hand drill. You should have drilled the hole first, since you can sink the pins into thick foam or soft wood to hold the CPU in place while drilling.

    GO SLOW. People seem to think that faster is better, IT'S NOT.
     
  2. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    It's a very thin coating of titanium nitride over a normal tool steel bit. :geek:
     
  3. JamesM

    JamesM What's a Dremel?

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    ok, just tried this... started with a 1mm bit, then went to 5mm. Both bits are basic titanium coated. Went through easy using a drill press on medium speed.
     
  4. Kobalt

    Kobalt What's a Dremel?

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    Any pics of the finished P1 cpu James?
     
  5. mattthegamer463

    mattthegamer463 What's a Dremel?

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    i think my problem is my pathetic cordless 12 volt hand drill im using. im going to give the chip to my stepdad and hell use his drill press to tear through it. that should work fine, according to a bunch of you guys.
     
  6. Sea Shadow

    Sea Shadow aka "Panda"

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    I tried to do the same but with a drill press and a titanium bit... the bit was bending so I decided to just give up (ended up shattering it with a hammer).
     
  7. kiljoi

    kiljoi I *am* a computer king.

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    Let us know if it turns out ok!
     
  8. mattthegamer463

    mattthegamer463 What's a Dremel?

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    ok, im going to his house on friday, so ill have some pics on saturday or so if all goes well.
     
  9. JamesM

    JamesM What's a Dremel?

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    Sorry mate, don't have a cam right now... its up my mothers. I've got lots of chips laying around though, so I might take some wip pics when I get it back :)
     
  10. mattthegamer463

    mattthegamer463 What's a Dremel?

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    ok, whats similiar to a cpu, but can be drilled through really easily?

    its...(wait for it)

    A CHIPSET!
    [​IMG]

    i renembered i had cut it from a old mobo with m dremel a while back. 5 seconds under the drill, and now its a keychain.
     
  11. kiljoi

    kiljoi I *am* a computer king.

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    Nice work! Given up on the cpu then?
     
  12. mattthegamer463

    mattthegamer463 What's a Dremel?

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    of course not! im simply making a computer in keychains, next ill do a laptop HDD platter, and a mini cd, and some other stuff.
     
  13. xistins

    xistins What's a Dremel?

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    Key chains huh?

    "Is that 300 dollars worth of useless hardware in your pocket or are you just glad to see me."

    Nice idea though. I wouldn't mind having a proc keychain. Anyone have a extra p4 3.6 laying around? :D
     
  14. SGT_Snacks

    SGT_Snacks What's a Dremel?

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    Amazing how durable AMD CPU's are, just incase a drill were to slip inside the case, while on... ¬.¬
     
  15. Emon

    Emon What's a Dremel?

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    HDD platters used to be coated with some nasty chemicals. I'm not sure if they still are, but you should look into it.
     
  16. Firefox90

    Firefox90 What's a Dremel?

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    Made a bios key chain. First hole got screwed up so I just flipped it around.

    [​IMG]

    :rock:
     
  17. mattthegamer463

    mattthegamer463 What's a Dremel?

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    thats cool, i just might take that idea... except with one of those little mini microchips with the windows built into the cermamic surrounding!
     
  18. Emon

    Emon What's a Dremel?

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    Old SIMM memory modules make great keychains because they already have holes in them for the locking mechanism.
     
  19. Blackcrown

    Blackcrown What's a Dremel?

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    I made a keychain from a old 486 proc. 486's do drill very easily (especially with a drill pres). But it looks so stupid. :p
     
  20. Kobalt

    Kobalt What's a Dremel?

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    You guys are giving me great ideas, for those who dont know me i'm a pack rat.When i have a motherboard or anything not working i strip it...completely lol so my point is i have this bag of chips that i've been collecting bios and chips of all kinds even an old mac processor. I think me and my press drill have a date today lolll
    Come to think of it one of those HDD platter wouldn't look half bad hanging off of my truck mirror loll :hehe:
    I'll post pics a bit later :)

    [​IMG]
     

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