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Modding CPU Location

Discussion in 'Modding' started by realhorrorshow, 6 May 2004.

  1. realhorrorshow

    realhorrorshow What's a Dremel?

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    are there any products/methods to relocate the CPU?

    I want to make more of a feature of the cpu in an idea i have, rather than have it stuck near the edge of a big green board.

    I guess you need an male interface for the mobo socket a bunch of wires however long and then another female socket for the CPU...
     
  2. Syphon Filter

    Syphon Filter What's a Dremel?

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    I have never seen it done and do not think it would work. The extension wires would pick up electrical noise and disrupt the functioning of the chip. I dont mean to rubbish ur idea but i think its just not possible to do like that. Someone will correct me if i am wrong i am sure...
     
  3. malcolm

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    I suspect the time taken for the pulses to travel from the cpu to the memory is critical to the operation of a computer. I suspect any change in the lengths of these pathways would be impossible.
     
  4. Syphon Filter

    Syphon Filter What's a Dremel?

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    yeah definitely that is the case...also signal strength would be lost due to the increase resistance (from the extended wire) which will also mess things up.
     
  5. realhorrorshow

    realhorrorshow What's a Dremel?

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    thanks guys, guess i'll can that idea.
     
  6. czechmodder

    czechmodder What's a Dremel?

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    dont can it just yet. the people that said that the agp extender mod wouldnt work were proved wrong, so theres no reason that this doesnt have a chance of working. it seems like a really good idea to me, just hard to pull off. i say, if you have the kohones, go for it. what might work the best if you took another socket like the one for your current cpu, and extended the pins out the back onto the mobo. just a thought. if you decide to try it, i wish you the best of luck.
     
  7. JavaDog

    JavaDog What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah, dont listen to the nay-sayers! :D Try it with an older P! or P!! (or AMD) board/cpu and see what they results are there before you even think of going to a new P4/Athlon though!! If yo uget nasty interference, screw up the board, find out it ust doesn't work - you'll only be out a P!! board/cpu and you'll know that it wouldn't ahve worked on a newer more sensitive cpu! :thumb:

    BTW - I would desolder the original socket and work from there... I also like the idea of desoldering the original socket and moving it to the back - that would be bitchin and would freak people out at shows...
     
  8. Zidane

    Zidane What's a Dremel?

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    hmmmmm

    i dont know if it would work or not, but i'd be interested to find out. i think your best bet is what javadog suggested, try it out on an old board that isnt gonna cost you an arm and a leg if it dies horribly. personally, i dont know one way or the other if it would work, and i would think it wouldnt, but then, the agp extender mod had everyone saying "no, it wont work" and in the end, it did. try it and see, it will be interesting to find out if it does....

    if it does work, what are the bets the next rash of mod ideas we see are processors mounted on the externals of a case ;)
     
  9. kiljoi

    kiljoi I *am* a computer king.

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    Dude, if this works, it's gonna open up a whole new world. I'm half tempted to try it myself with some old guts laying around... :idea:
     
  10. fallenSaint

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    Heh those are the same reasons I remember hearing about the guys that said the agp extender wouldnt happen and if it did never would happen at 8x and boy that turned out to look nice ... all I can think of is youll need some serious patience and a steady hand with the soldering gun but after seeing how smooth that agp extender went off I really would lean more towards saying its possible.
     
  11. Zidane

    Zidane What's a Dremel?

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    my first thought was that if this did work, how many people would have their cpu mounted at the top like Zapwizards (i think) ATI/AMD case... [edit] seenhere [/edit] would look pretty cool to have the processor there and have it actually working :thumb:
     
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    It would be even better to have the heatsink OUTSIDE the case too! :idea:

    I'm going to have to try this on a P!! board/cpu I have laying around. Not trying to steal your thunder or anything... :D

    EDIT: BTW, the idea of jsut moving the socket to the back of the mobo won't work, the whole (pin1 to pin1) wouldn't match up...
     
  13. kiljoi

    kiljoi I *am* a computer king.

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    If this works, then for cooling, you could just use really long extension wires, and twirl the cpu/heat sink around above your head like a helicopter. Manual cooling!!! The stronger your arm is, the better you can overclock. :D
     
  14. Zidane

    Zidane What's a Dremel?

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    *ringring...ringring*
    techrep: AMD tech support, how may i help
    me: i think i broke my processor
    techrep: how?
    me: well, y'see... i was swinging it around my head on a 10 foot peice of wire so i could cool it better so i could overclock, and i think i exceeded the reccomended maximum airspeed cause when it hit the vase it kinda broke....
    techrep: .....



    buahahahahahahaha
     
  15. kiljoi

    kiljoi I *am* a computer king.

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    I could SSSOOOOO see this happening... :D
     
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    it would look even more freaky if you could mount the cpu somewhere out of site and when you looked through the case window there was just an empty socket
     
  17. Mienai

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    I know I'm just reitterating, but some of this is new.

    Going to be very tricky due to increased latencies caused by the increase trace length from the CPU to it's interfaces. If you do this with anything high frequency you'll also want to make sure that all the wires are the same length so the entire bus is synched. You also may need to worry about parallel capacitances and crosstalk along with the induced signals from your house wiring. Otherwise should be cake assuming you can solder well.

    Good luck
     

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