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    How exactly is one made? I can't find the process anywhere on the internet. The most I have ever read is, "they put the silicon chip on the heat sink"....I want to know how they make such small circuits and what methods they use to do so.

    How long does it take to make a Quadcore processor?

    By the way....I am proud to announce that I OC'd my 2.66 HHz C2D to 3.5 GHz, ran Prime 95 for 9 hours, simultaneously with super pie before it stopped due to a calculation error. I also OC'd the OCZ Reaper 800 MHz ram to 1 GHz without any stability issues.


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    Weird labs with spooky masked scientists, alienlike equipment, and silicon grown on chips....grown....


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    Lol, should I E-mail Intel?

    Is it possible that they use lasers to etch the paths in, then coat the entire chip with conductive material, then use a chemical to get rid of the etching material, leaving perfect micro paths?
    But I still have no idea about the micro transistors and "gates".
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    Check wikipedias article here.

    Also, check 'photolithography'
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    Its so interesting; I want to go to one of their labs one day and see them make a chip.
    Of all the wonders in the universe, none is likely more fascinating and complicated than human nature.

    "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."

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