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.