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    Default Have a really amazing invention, how do I contact Microsoft to pitch it to them?

    Like the title says, I have a really amazing invention, how do I contact Microsoft to pitch it to them?

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    Default Re: Have a really amazing invention, how do I contact Microsoft to pitch it to them?

    Use an attorney to protect your rights. Even if it happens to be something that Microsoft would even consider, they'll bend you over in a second using loopholes you don't even know exist. It also might be a good idea to patent this invention so you have legal rights to its use and licensing.
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    Default Re: Have a really amazing invention, how do I contact Microsoft to pitch it to them?

    Darthtanion is right in that if it is a for sure original idea, then you better get an attorney on it right away and should patten it. Unfortunately I don't think you can get a patent on the idea; you have to produce a model of the invention and blueprints on it before it can be pattented. Therefore I hope whatever your idea is, is fairly simple and cheap, instead of complex and expensive. The patent costs money as well. Just a little foresight.

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    Default Re: Have a really amazing invention, how do I contact Microsoft to pitch it to them?

    Well, it sounds like this is going to be a lot more work than I thought. I better start with designing then. Thanks for the info.

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    Default Re: Have a really amazing invention, how do I contact Microsoft to pitch it to them?

    So, what is the idea?
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    Default Re: Have a really amazing invention, how do I contact Microsoft to pitch it to them?

    what do u think of this ideas?

    duel sided mobo

    or how about having cpu sockets,ram dimms,and all pcis with half copper teeth and half fiber optics ?

    the copper teeth is for power and the fiber optics are for data transfer

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    Default Re: Have a really amazing invention, how do I contact Microsoft to pitch it to them?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Tweak View Post
    So, what is the idea?
    Yea, tell us all about this idea. We'll tell you if it's any good.
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    Default Re: Have a really amazing invention, how do I contact Microsoft to pitch it to them?

    How about a CPU that could fry steak and make grilled cheese sandwiches with those nice looking char lines on them?

    No, wait, that was the Pentium 4 Prescott.
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    I've been thinking about stuff like that too - something needs to be done.

    I'd rather see mobos with better cooling solutions built in to keep the whole system cooler - something along the lines of a giant peltier unit or something. Maybe they could actually make the Northbridge and Southbridge heatsinks more like the CPU ones with a decent fan on them.

    I also thought about why not making a multi level mobo - to allow you to have more RAM in the same amount of space, or even a 2nd CPU without going for a server board etc..

    theres loads of ideas that a lot of people think about.. Maybe one day they'll put more than 1% of it into practice to see what they can do.
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    Default Re: Have a really amazing invention, how do I contact Microsoft to pitch it to them?

    TBH, most if not all NB and SB chipsets don't produce enough heat to warrant huge coolers and fans.

    Even if one did fit larger sinks and fans, the heat they dissipated would still be dumped into the case, unfortunately. Unless severely over volted, your NB, SB and MOSFETs will be fine really. OFC, if water cooling, then WC on the NB and FETS may as well be done, it's an enthusiast thing. It also means that minimal case air flow is then needed. The SB definitely doesn't need beefier cooling. I'd bet everyone on a modern SB could easily remove their current heatsink and it's run almost at the same temp.

    Those large looking sinks on some of the new P55 and the X58's are the size they are because they are also cooling auxilliary SATA, PCIE bridges etc.

    For the multi CPU thing, I suppose they could go back to slotted CPU's and rather than the slot part being part of the CPU, have it come with the mobo with say 4 CPU sockets on it. The board to card connector could be similar to a PCI/PCIE card's contacts but obviously there'd be many more of them and the slot would have to be a direct connection for decent bandwidth.

    Problem is that everything in a PC conforms to some kind of standard. Everything has to be ratified, from form factors to sockets to PCIe and USB to PSU ATX levels etc. There's actually a lot less flexibility than one would think.
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