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Modding So I had this old Pentium III (new keychain)

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Warrior_Rocker, 9 Dec 2006.

  1. Warrior_Rocker

    Warrior_Rocker Holder of the sacred iron

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    So, I got a little bored this morning and while looking at my box of pentium III slotted processors I said to myself: "self: wouldnt it be ub3r 1337 if you had teh pentium 3 keychain, self: it would rawx my sawx". Okay so it didnt go entirely like that, but you get the point.

    The process for this is quite simple. The only tools I needed for this keychain was:
    Small butane torch (radio shack iron with torch bit)
    needle-nose plyers, though regular ones would work
    a drill to make the keychain hole

    Basically what you do is run the torch over the back of the pcb where the processor is soldered onto, and as you are doing that tap the pcb on a table to see if you can knock the proc off, watch out for solder as well. If at first it does not come off keep doing so until you do. My pcb smoked a little but it certainly is not going to kill you.

    Once the processor is off it will have gobs of solder stuck to the back, be careful it is quite hot at this point. This is where the plyers come in. Holding the chip with the plyers at corner tightly run your torch over the back with the solder and knock it on the table to knock the excess solder off. Dont keep the torch in one spot too long, but dont fret the chip's construction is meant to take a good amount of heat.

    Once done just drill your keychain hole, and enjoy

    Pictures:
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    Im sure everyone has one of these little numbers laying around...

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    Board removed, and then heating up the back of the pcb with my torch

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    The processor removed, and then the back cleaned off

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    Keychain added to the processor

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    Action shots in my palm, the palms of doom

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    And an obligatory shot up against its older brother the Pentium II keychain


    Another PIII liberated from the clutches of the evil ruler slotian

    An intersting note is that this chip is the exact same package as the mobile PIII found in my ibm laptop.



    Thanks for taking a look.
     
  2. DeLorean5000

    DeLorean5000 What's a Dremel?

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    OH NOES!!2!1!111 not a p3 :wallbash: you murderer :sigh: :waah:
     
  3. Devrethman

    Devrethman What's a Dremel?

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    Out of curiosity, how fast was it?
     
  4. Warrior_Rocker

    Warrior_Rocker Holder of the sacred iron

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    It was a 450mhz one. I have bunches of PIII's and I honestly cant find a use for any of them... let alone this old 450.
     
  5. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    I wrecked a PIII 450 myself, they've got a lot less practical application than you'd think.

    Makes a cool keyring though :thumb:

    (Tell everyone it's a C2D, I'll bet a few would believe you)
     
  6. evileclipse

    evileclipse Toxic Waste!

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    i killed a pIII 750 mwhahaha to make mine
     
  7. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    You should really be keeping stuff like that 'till you're 50 or 60. Antiques like that'll be worth a fortune by then.

    Edit: But it is very chic :D
     
  8. Warrior_Rocker

    Warrior_Rocker Holder of the sacred iron

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    I have a box full of processors that I am saving for just that reason. Here are a few pics:

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    And that is only one of the drawers I had of them, not including all my pII's and pIII's which is about the same amount. They are all now boxed up just for safe keeping.
     

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