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 Post subject: CPU testing program.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:18 pm 

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Hi, just got a couple of questions:

A) how do you do it, do you just have a ton of motherboards set up? (Don't have to answer this one if it's a trade secret or something)
B) does anyone have any tips for cleaning the chips? Alcohol?
C) any other general tips? I have chips by the bucket full at the moment lol.


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 Post subject: Re: CPU testing program.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:52 pm 

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A) how do you do it, do you just have a ton of motherboards set up? (Don't have to answer this one if it's a trade secret or something)

This would be the basic idea to doing this as a 1 man operation.

B) does anyone have any tips for cleaning the chips? Alcohol?

If you go with alcohol, get atleast 91% alcohol content, even better if closer to 100%.

C) any other general tips? I have chips by the bucket full at the moment lol.

Tip: It's boring as all hell, and you should still run an Intel CPU testing program rather than a simple boot and see if it turns on. "Chips by the bucket sounds like a lot of contact damage is inevitable.

Boardsort's TESTED CPU program is most likely the easiest way to handle this all things considered- it's the fastest way to get a profitable turnaround for minimal effort.


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 Post subject: Re: CPU testing program.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:36 pm 

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I think, but don’t know, they probably use a chip tester. These are customisable boards with multiple sockets each taking multiple chips. They’re basically very fancy breadboard units with power and io controllers that basically power up the chip and send micro currents to each address to find any empty replies.

They run a few thousand dollars per design. I’ve had a few over the years, all for pre 286 CPUs. Though I always got mine used for very low cost.

On the flip side it’s not unreasonable to figure they got one in scrap and someone knew what it was and how to get it up and running. That’s my secret to getting them.

You could build your own from a parts store for a few hundred or so, say a fry’s or the like. Commercial ones come with fancy cases and pin expanders so you can do it all off the board and easy replace parts. Otherwise you’re paying for eye candy and lack of required assembly going that route

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 Post subject: Re: CPU testing program.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:40 pm 

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This is for Roms but the system is the same. First up from bing. Lol


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