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September 27, 2010 11:42:57 PM

ok i really want to make my own hardware not the ez stuff like putting a cpu into a cpu socket on a mobo. i want to know and learn how i can put the right "wiring" .. i believe it is copper that delivers a certain amount if wattage tho out the motherboard(which is basically a circuit board) and the bios chip that is on the mobo configures how much wattage it deliveres and every singal wat is programed to do a current task... every figuretion of soo called "Atoms" does some thing different like a rough example:
lets say ..... not actually put into the right terminology i presume..

Here is what i just came up with a concept of how a PSU delervers wattage to a Mobo



500 watt go in to the psu slit to send to a membank and to the bios of psu. bios sends in and out to converter. the convert than converts the need watts to let go threw to the outlet for a balnced cycle. Bios is GPS for circuits.



Membank is compused of a "bank" and a parking lot and a highway with a 4+way intersection that tunnels all the wattage and directs the "deposits" and "Withdrawl" Bios is being connected by everything thier for it has accusss to every thing which the bios than tell what to do. Converter is composed of a mini-bios and a amplifier and a transfer. the amplifier amps the watts than goes though a "convert-ion" phase which than delivers the right amount of of wats tho the "Transfer" to the MOBO.

well this is how i think it works i might be wrong but than again this does this make cents?

how can i hardcode a bios chip to tell what the wattage does? or is thier some other way of things work?

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September 28, 2010 12:49:58 AM

You would be hired very quickly for a sci-fi show. I love your creativity. Unfortunately, the fact that you don't even know what Volts or Amps are concerns me.

My advice: Get a computer engineering degree and then come back.

I'm not trying to be mean. This really seems like something you might be interested in.

If you don't have the time, money or are under 16 years old, I'll make a brief list of things you can google search to find out how they work and are related:

-logic gates
-V=IR
-P=VI
-transistor
-BIOS
-ROM
-EEPROM
-gated D-latch
-binary
-look up various components of a computer. You can get a lot of detail on those if you are interested. I recommend you start there before branching into the above. I recommend you start with learning the basics of how computers work. Then study on electricity and electronic circuits. Branch off into more advanced components after that like transistors and logic gates, then from there you can start to make the connection between those components and their implementation in computers.

Basically, that might get you started. You are looking at a lot of research, so take it a day at a time. Or get a Computer engineering degree. I'll also mention a couple things:

i believe it is copper that delivers a certain amount if wattage tho out the motherboard
Getting warmer.
But voltage is what is detected by the various components.
For this part you'll be looking at things like "Voltage" and "logic gates" and "binary"
Computers use binary for communication, basically. A "high" voltage is a 1 and a "low" voltage is a 0. Usually a high is above 3V and a low below 2V or something like that. Computers store information in memory. Memory is composed of transistor configurations that "store" a voltage. ie, remember either a 1 or 0.
Also, copper is a bit too expensive.

You're also putting the bios on a pedestal. All it is is flash memory that contains the information needed to boot the system. It has nothing to do with control. The CPU is in control.

So I can say you need to do a lot of research before trying to jump to conclusions again if you are serious, but I love your imagination.

If you are interested in making your own hardware, it will be very expensive. The equipment to make PCBs is too expensive, you will need to pay someone else (a large company) to create your design. Plus all the proprietary stuff you will have to pay license fees for. Not to mention the complexity of the circuit boards you want to create. You're looking at a good 5 year project if you plan to do it all yourself and are committed.
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September 28, 2010 1:57:44 AM

^+1000 for that post.

@OP:

Building a PSU takes real know how. Unless you have a BS in EE or have the required knowledge, please DO NOT attempt to build your own PSU. Messing with the inside of PSUs can kill you. The main caps have enough capacitance and voltage to kill.

Even if you could do it, unless you plan to build a start up, you are wasting money. Fabrication, design,etc takes time and a hell of a lot of money.

If you DO want to get in to Electronics/Electrical Engineering, I recommend you look in to simple voltage regulation circuitry, theory, and PIC programming (esp. on the Arduino) and similar stuff first.

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and the bios chip that is on the mobo configures how much wattage it deliveres and every singal wat is programed to do a current task

No. All voltage regulations (external) are handled via MOSFETs/VREGs. All the BIOS contains is the infomation needed to set up the hardware (ie. IRQs,etc) and to load the OS from disk.
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September 28, 2010 2:46:19 AM

Best answer selected by zeelag.
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September 28, 2010 3:12:03 AM

enzo matrix said:
1)Unfortunately, the fact that you don't even know what Volts or Amps are concerns me.

2)My advice: Get a computer engineering degree and then come back.

3)I'm not trying to be mean. This really seems like something you might be interested in.

4)You're looking at a good 5 year project if you plan to do it all yourself and are committed.




1)Well. i know what they are but i dont know what they do. i have a simple idea but not he correct one.

2)Im looking into getting a Certification in Network Specialist. i really want to delivery network service. than ill think of getting train in Computer Engineering, (i love hands on)

3)No no no you gave me a great answer to one of my solutions... now thier is a another equation to my success, (o be;live every answer has a problem && every problem has a answer) :wahoo: 

4) Yes indeed. Success takes a life time commitment of to achieve.


I have 2 part time jobs and work aprox 40 -50 hrs a week .. 30 at min. i work arpox 6.5-12hrs a day and get aprox 7-9hrs asleep and get rarely 2 days off i work about 5.4 ot of 7 days average i have rent = aprox 620/month at most 590/month at least i can save up to aprx 700/month if i dont spend alot at most but at least i would make 400/month in savings average. so ill google the materials and study them and practice the theory and find the right hypothesis and study programming if i have time for it.... but the most ill study is what you suggested and networking and telecommunications than i would now have a reason to go into Hardware configuration. ^.^
:bounce:  Thank you :love: 
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September 28, 2010 1:56:58 PM

If you can find a computer architecture course somewhere do it, you'll get the basics, theory and practical from that and work on pre x86 computers.
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