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=== SOIC hardware hack ===
=== SOIC hardware hack ===


If you have an SOIC revision, you can add a second SOIC chip in the unpopulated position, and use a switch to toggle between both chips. Instructions can be found here [http://coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot/2007-September/024474.html here], and here are [http://stuge.se/lb/m57sli/ some photos]. These instructions have been [http://www.coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot/2007-October/025906.html confirmed to work], with more photos [http://illmeyer.com/hg87/ here].
If you have an SOIC revision, you can add a second SOIC chip in the unpopulated position, and use a switch to toggle between both chips.  
 
The most recent instructions by Peter Stuge can be found here [http://www.coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot/2008-June/035915.html]. This is the recommended modification. Peter's company also sells pre-modified boards if you don't want to do the soldering, contact peter at stuge dot se for more information.
 
Older instructions can be found here [http://coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot/2007-September/024474.html here], and here are [http://stuge.se/lb/m57sli/ some photos]. These instructions have been [http://www.coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot/2007-October/025906.html confirmed to work], with more photos [http://illmeyer.com/hg87/ here].


It's also possible to put a SOIC socket on the second pad, as [http://www.coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot/2008-January/028949.html documented by Harald Gutmann], with pictures [http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/8866/dscf1791ob2.jpg here] and [http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/2579/dscf1792nn2.jpg here].
It's also possible to put a SOIC socket on the second pad, as [http://www.coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot/2008-January/028949.html documented by Harald Gutmann], with pictures [http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/8866/dscf1791ob2.jpg here] and [http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/2579/dscf1792nn2.jpg here].


Here's are a few pictures of a completed modification:
Here's are a few pictures of a completed modification using the older instructions:


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