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I have read much about taping a pin on your processor. Has any one else tried this mod and has it worked for you?

http://upload.pbase.com/image/92337793/original.jpg

here is pic of such mod or search for tape mod q6600 for more info?

i have tried it on my dell but it didnt overclock.
just wondering on thoughts and issues too
Thank guys
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post #2 of 32
LOL

taping a pin with electrical tape so that it doesn't contact one of the contact pins in the socket?!?!?!?!
Edited by this n00b again - 7/1/08 at 6:16am
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arent these called BESEL/BSEL mods?

they do work apparently.
    
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Whats the deal? and purpose never heard of that anyone know,sounds interesting tho
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Doesn't it increase the voltage or change the FSB? One or the other?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeUbi View Post
Doesn't it increase the voltage or change the FSB? One or the other?
Or both.
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post #8 of 32
Yep, well I tried the tape mod and it worked for me. I've got a Dell Inspiron 530 with the Intel 2.4GHz Quad Core Q6600 G0 SLACR CPU and taped over one of the pins as detailed at http://forums.nvidia.com/lofiversion...hp?t58361.html and it worked perfectly. Rock-solid stability too, without any extra fans or anything. Then again, the CPU is rated to 71 degrees C (see http://processorfinder.intel.com/det...px?sSpec=SLACR) so I imagine that the cooling is fine as is.

I ran CPUZ to check that the mod had worked and indeed, it now shows that the FSB is running at 1333MHz instead of 1066MHz as before. It also boosted the WEI from 5.2 to 5.7, so now the graphics card is the lowest subscore instead of the memory. Nice

I'd have overclocked it in the usual manner by fiddling with the BIOS settings but unfortunately Dell, in their infinite wisdom, shipped a crippled BIOS that won't allow that.
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post #9 of 32
wow that's very cool, won't void or damage your CPU!
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hmmm.. interesting.
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