the new chip is a DUO-X2.
will the two rows of pins match?
the aladin chip isnt soldered on, but the above mentioned two rows of pins..
will thease need to be replaced?
and by hot swapped, you mean swap the cards while booted??
its not that i dont belive you, but im raised with computers and thats pretty much the last thing i would try, before throwing the box away...
your assistance is GREATLY appreciated, will update on wednesday when i (hopefully) get my new chip