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What is the Xbox 360 Slim's 'Corona' motherboard's socket type?

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June 28, 2012 5:35:51 PM

I know for a fact that the Xbox 360 Slim model that I have is equipped with a Corona motherboard, a PowerPC-based Xenon processor manufactured by IBM, and a Xenos GPU. However, every motherboard must have a socket type for it's CPU, right? So what socket type does the Xbox 360 Slim's motherboard have?

Here's a list of all its hardware:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_360_hardware
a c 716 V Motherboard
June 28, 2012 5:40:11 PM

Hmm...I'm pretty sure it's a Foxconn - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foxconn but as far as the socket -- I guess it depends on which CPU. Most of them are soldered directly to the PCB or a PGA2 socket.
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a c 716 V Motherboard
June 28, 2012 5:46:43 PM

I edited above, I missed the Q about socket type and instead answer who Mfg's the MOBO.
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a c 168 V Motherboard
June 28, 2012 6:02:04 PM

It's more than likely a BGA which means that the CPU is soldered directly to the motherboard rather than sitting in a socket
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June 28, 2012 6:09:56 PM

It is a BGA that is directly soldered.
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a c 716 V Motherboard
June 28, 2012 6:19:20 PM

Here's a video as I said soldered:
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June 28, 2012 6:34:01 PM

Yup, MS would not want us doing DIY CPU upgrades.
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a c 716 V Motherboard
June 28, 2012 6:48:06 PM

Frankly, if there was a 'Xbox PCIe kit + BR' that would lock-down DRM and allow the games to be played on a 'PC' I'd buy it in a heartbeat. One of my Xbox's just died and I loath buying an Xbox 360 and cannot wait until (rumor mill) XMAS 2013 which blows.

Latest news (rumor mill) - http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/consoles/xbox-720-...

My hope is they're a lot quieter and I don't feel like modding an frigging Xbox.
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