SNES Super CIC Board

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The SNES Super CIC mod is the best way to modify your SNES or Super Famicom console to play all region games. You can change the consoles region by holding the reset button or, with these very latest SuperCIC boards, by using a button combination on the SNES controller. You can also switch between 50Hz, 60Hz, or auto-detect mode, allowing you to play compatible PAL software at 60hz, or at the speed originally intended. This mod has 100% compatibility with import games, even those with more sophisticated lock-out technologies.

Note:- Due to minuscule differences in video timings between PAL and NTSC consoles, users connecting modified PAL consoles to HDTVs (either directly or via an upscaler such as an XRGB) may experience stuttering/juddering during scrolling in games when playing in 60hz. This is not a fault with our SuperCIC boards (we’re just the only website honest enough to tell you it could happen). This does not affect CRT users, see this page for more information.Since the SuperCIC board for the Super Famicom Junior/1-chip consoles includes a replacement clock crystal, this mod is NOT affected by the scroll stutter issue.

We stock this upgrade for the original SNES and for the later revision, so-called “1-chip” SNES/Super Famicom consoles. 1 Chip consoles are later model consoles and all Super Famicom Junior and SNES Mini consoles. While all Junior/Mini SNES consoles are 1-chip (that we are aware of), most of the original design SNES/Super Famicom consoles are multi-chip. For more information determining which model you have, see this page.

Installation instructions

Please note – This is a complex mod and requires some familiarity with the internals of the SNES console. PLEASE only order if you are confident that you can fit the part. We’ve now added a small FAQ to help with common installation problems, but unfortunately we cannot provide technical support with DIY installations, nor can we offer refunds for parts damaged due to misuse or incorrect installation.

SuperCIC Installation instructions – 2 chip

SuperCIC Installation instructions – 1 chip

SNES SuperCIC installation -Frequently asked questions

Some detailed information showing solder points, chip locations etc

Operating instructions

SuperCIC user manual PDF – Click here to view/download.

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Thanks to both borti4938 and Ikari_01 for making this mod possible. This mod is based on the open source design by borti4938 and Ikari_01. For more information, see the Github page here.

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by Harrumph on SNES Super CIC Board
Great pcb!

First time I attempted a mod of this caliber. The trickiest part is still lifting the PPU pins, no way around that, but the PCB makes is much less of a hassle overall since there is barely any wiring to be done, most solderpoints are made directly to the cartridge slot. Awesome job by Borti and Ikari on the board design!

If your country is not listed as a shipping destination please contact me, I may be able to sort something out for you!

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  1. Fredrik says:

    So if I understand correctly, the DIY board doesn’t come with the firmware installed?

  2. fille1976 says:

    hi,i wont 1 for chip1 snes,but my country is not in.
    i’m from belgium,is it not possible to arrange this via paypal or so?
    i will send then after payment my address info to you.

    • BuckoA51 says:

      Paypal – No sorry, these parts are against Paypal T&C. You should be able to select Belgium as a shipping destination now though. Sorry for the inconvenience!

  3. Retromania says:

    You guys should really make an effort into trying to make this a bit more user friendly. I know my way into soldering quite good. But the schematics and directions to install this are almost non existing. The preparation and installing instructions are lacking any bit of extra’s, how can anyone feel confident about installing this without hours of internet research?
    While this kind of board should actually make the process more simple, I find the online videotutorials without your board to be much easier to understand. A shame, I would instantly buy your board if it wasn’t for this.

  4. JCW says:

    I would be interested in purchasing a SuperCIC for 1Chip SNES but Luxemburg was unfortunately not listed as a country you ship too. Would there be a possibility to add it?
    Thanks in advance.

  5. SecondOne says:

    S-PPU1 pin 24 was a bit of a pain, got the wire soldered to it in the end.
    I found it easier with two separate wires to PPU1 & PPU2.
    Can’t recommend hot glue enough, you don’t want those pins moving anywhere after you wire them up.
    Only problem I had was with LED didn’t understand where to solder the middle wire. As you look at the front of console on SFC I soldered it to the left contact in the end. ( )

    Aaaaand relax. Big grins now I have it installed. Very impressed.

  6. Matt says:

    Hi just wondering when when the 1chip board might become available as I would like to purchase it.
    Regards, Matt

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