Originally Posted by RuptuReD
Excuse my lack of knowledge on the matter, but what kind of a operation would this pinmodding be and what would you gain from it?
I should have mine soon so you'd better answer, no?
Errrmmm, pin modding means:
1) You take your original cpu out. Your original cpu is a 533MHz FSB. (730, 740, 750, 760, 770)
2) Put in a 400MHz FSB dothan cpu (725, 735, 745, ...).
3) And you put a tiny wire in cpu socket to connect 2 pins together. The chipset is fooled that the new cpu is a 533MHz type, not 400MHz.
A dothan 725 cpu: 100MHz FSB x 16 multiplier = 1600MHz
725 pin modded: 133MHz FSB x 16 = 2133MHz
735 pin modded: 133 x 17 = 2266Mhz
You can sell your original cpu or insert it to your desktop computer. You saved some money for not buying expensive top-rated cpu but cheap low-end cpu (but run >= top-end type).
To be able to pin mod, your cpu must not be soldered to mainboard
A pin mod picture here:http://www.notebookforums.com/showthread.php?t=80879
Dell users are pin modding for some time, but i'm hesitate to join because i hate the light leakage of 9300/xps 2.