Om wat je kunnen solderen op je moederbord en CPU kan altijd van pas komen als tweaker zijnde (bijv. als je, je moederbord van dipswitches wilt voorzien...). Om je de eerste stappen laten zetten in soldeerland heeft 3DRage een korte guide geschreven om je op weg te helpen :
You must remember that soldering is a delicate operation that must be practiced numorous times before actually trying it on your brand new processor or motherboard. One of the best things to do is to purchase an archaic system and practice on some of the older components that nobody cares about, so if you fry them it'll be no big deal. If you want to try out your wire soldering skill,s then just practive on some old audio cable. Keeping the tip of your soldering iron clean is essential for a good heat conduction and a good connection, so washing it off with a wet sponge after use is the best. Overheating thre PCB can result in a condition known as "Measleing" in which the interweave of the laminate material of the PCB becomes visable, usually creating a white, spotty surface. Most of the procedures you'll be doing require you to be experienced with SMD soldering, or Surface Mount Device, a term used to describe some resistors and capacitors like the ones used in the GeForce/Quadro conversion and the initial overclocking of Athlons. Remember to be careful and that I'm not responsible for any damage you do to your system, property, yourself, neighbors dog, etc.