I enjoyed myself tonight! :)

By erwin1978 ยท 9 replies
Dec 7, 2002
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  1. Boy did I have fun tonight or what. I had the fortunate chance to mutilate my AMD XP1600+ cpu. You know the one that's supposed to be on my computer right now, but instead I had to replace it with an XP1700+. Yah baby! I wish you could all have been in that bathroom. I had a hammer and a wrech and gave that cpu the punishment it so deserved for comitting suicide on me.

    One thing that puzzled me: the die is surprisingly like a metallic rock. That baby shattered like no other. Ha ha ha.. I didn't even see any interesting circuitry like you would assume. It's as if the die is just a piece of solid glass.

    Next, I used pliers to rip the brown stuff. What a stress reliever. The thing buckled like a piece of wafer. It's like a piece of fabric that has been hardened with glue. Obviously, it wasn't hard enough. Sweeet!

    I wish I had a microscope so I can take a closer look at the die.

    Can anyone link me on how they make CPUs.
  2. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

    Lol, that poor poor cpu:( ...well i'm glad you enjoyed yourself and I dont blame you, were you unable to return it?:mad: ..Oh well I'll try to find a link on how cpu's are fabricated...I can tell you that the core is a peice of silicon with those little "roads" etched on it with ultra-violate rays...lol...
  3. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

  4. erwin1978

    erwin1978 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 290

    :blackeye: :( Oh for crying out loud. Why in the hell did I lose sight of the warranty. I think you just spoiled my fun.:mad: Completely forgot about returning this to AMD.
  5. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

    I'm sorry erwin:(
  6. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    :haha: Good idea, I have 2 currently dead Socket CPU's at my house...one's my old XP1900+ :haha:
  7. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Something made from Silicon is rock like?
    Wow... there's a shocker ;)

    Anyway here is Intel's little explanation of how chips are made.
  8. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    You shouldn't be able to see anything on the core if you cracked it open - The "circuitry" is so incredibly small it is thousands of times smaller then you would be able to see with the naked eye.

    They are also built in layers - I forget what the material is they use for the base layer, I believe it's Silicon Dioxide. Various materials are used during each layer process to properly protect the core from the environment - Including aluminum.

    And despite technologies rapid growth rate, even at the very best of Intels labs, the failure rate of chips straight out of production is about 50%.
  9. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,958   +215

    I've been looking for a site that explains how chips are made to...

    I've seen the one on Intel but that's IMHO just crap ;)

    Has anyone made a movie about this or something? Would be fun to know more of these little critters ;-)
  10. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Intel's one is a bit rubbish but it seemed to have some pertainent information and I couldn't be bothered looking for another one :D

    Although Tweak3d have a fairly informative article on "How CPUs are made".
    The part about transistors is quite simplistic but some of the other information is quite interesting.


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