Is it possible to "repair" or bypass fuses in Intel CPUs?

By: Doug S (foo.delete@this.bar.bar), April 15, 2019 11:37 am
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I was reading about the pricing of Cascade Lake, and the thousands of dollars they charge for special support for e.g. larger physical memory which is basically enabled by not blowing a fuse.

Curious at what point it becomes economic for someone to repair/bypass the fuses instead of paying the extra money? Now before anyone points it out, yes of course if you are spending all that money on big servers you want full support and doing this would certainly void any warranty. But one could imagine perhaps in the third world where money was tight saving $5000 per CPU if you were building a cloud or HPC cluster that used hundreds of CPUs this would be well worth it - if it were possible to do!

Anyway, ignoring the reasons WHY you might do this, does anyone know whether or not it would theoretically be possible? Or are the structures too small or too difficult to access?
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Is it possible to "repair" or bypass fuses in Intel CPUs?Doug S2019/04/15 11:37 AM
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