Are these old CPUS worth keeping ?

hey there guys ... I had a few old pcs lying around which I have stripped down ready for scrapping tomorrow but I took out 4 processors and im wondering if they are worth keeping for whatever reason

so here they are

1:AMD Sempron SDA2600AIO2BX
2:Pentium 4 630 SL7Z9 Costa Rica
3:Intel Celeron D 2.66GHZ/256/533 SL7DL Phillipines
4:Intel E1400 Celeron SLAR2 Malay 2.00ghz/512k/800/06

Thanks in advance :)
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  1. Nope. I have a Pentium D and it barely works at 3.9Ghz overclock.

    Don't bother selling them either, you could probably get less than $15 for the Celeron D, let alone any of the single core cpus.
  2. You could just have fun with them or turn them into lil media boxes but im sure you dont want to pay for the other components. If it was me i would just have fun with them.
  3. They aren't antiques. So they aren't worth it unless you wait for another 10 years or so at least :P
  4. TechyInAZ said:
    Nope. I have a Pentium D and it barely works at 3.9Ghz overclock.

    Don't bother selling them either, you could probably get less than $15 for the Celeron D, let alone any of the single core cpus.


    are these cpus overclockable ?? say I want to have a go at over clocking , learn the ins and outs ... would any of these fit the criteria ?
  5. CAaronD said:
    They aren't antiques. So they aren't worth it unless you wait for another 10 years or so at least :P


    and once they become antiques? haha then what XD
  6. Crazy_Ivan55 said:
    You could just have fun with them or turn them into lil media boxes but im sure you dont want to pay for the other components. If it was me i would just have fun with them.


    that's kinda what I was thinking of doing , but just wondering wether I could squeeze more juice outta them .. I think the e1400 is the newest one .. it ran vista ok ... but for whatever reason I destroyed the mobo just by removing and refitting the same stick of ram haha :(
  7. Liam Joyce said:
    Crazy_Ivan55 said:
    You could just have fun with them or turn them into lil media boxes but im sure you dont want to pay for the other components. If it was me i would just have fun with them.


    that's kinda what I was thinking of doing , but just wondering wether I could squeeze more juice outta them .. I think the e1400 is the newest one .. it ran vista ok ... but for whatever reason I destroyed the mobo just by removing and refitting the same stick of ram haha :(

    Hmm never had that happen, if you have no motherboard and no use for them then just keep them. No reason to throw them away since they are so small and no reason to sell them because you probably wont make much money, if anyone even wants to buy them.
  8. Put them in a box.
    Haul around for the next ten years of moves
    Finally wonder "WTF am I gonna use these things for?"
    Answer "Nothing"
    Toss them out

    As you probably should do today.
  9. USAFRet said:
    Put them in a box.
    Haul around for the next ten years of moves
    Finally wonder "WTF am I gonna use these things for?"
    Answer "Nothing"
    Toss them out

    As you probably should do today.

    True but since i'm such a nerd I would have most certainly cranked up the dials on them just to see what I could get from them but his motherboard is broken so its either keep, toss, or give away to someone you know.
  10. there worthless recycle them at a electronics store
  11. Liam Joyce said:
    TechyInAZ said:
    Nope. I have a Pentium D and it barely works at 3.9Ghz overclock.

    Don't bother selling them either, you could probably get less than $15 for the Celeron D, let alone any of the single core cpus.


    are these cpus overclockable ?? say I want to have a go at over clocking , learn the ins and outs ... would any of these fit the criteria ?


    If these were homebuilt PCs with decent motherboards then they might be overclockable. Unless you have aftermarket coolers they might not overclock very high, but still. Being so old it would just be an academic exercise because even overclocked their performance is badly outdated but you would learn a few oc concepts that would carry over more or less to today's machines.
  12. Crazy_Ivan55 said:
    USAFRet said:
    Put them in a box.
    Haul around for the next ten years of moves
    Finally wonder "WTF am I gonna use these things for?"
    Answer "Nothing"
    Toss them out

    As you probably should do today.

    True but since i'm such a nerd I would have most certainly cranked up the dials on them just to see what I could get from them but his motherboard is broken so its either keep, toss, or give away to someone you know.


    If he had full working PCs to go with the CPU. then maybe. Turn one into a (power hungry) house firewall. Or a crappy HTPC.
    But just the CPU? A couple square inches of crap that lives in the desk drawer until you toss it out.
  13. Hey! In twenty years you could sell these for 1,000 each at least lol! Probably by the time you die these could auction for $40,000 each hahaha!
  14. USAFRet said:
    Crazy_Ivan55 said:
    USAFRet said:
    Put them in a box.
    Haul around for the next ten years of moves
    Finally wonder "WTF am I gonna use these things for?"
    Answer "Nothing"
    Toss them out

    As you probably should do today.

    True but since i'm such a nerd I would have most certainly cranked up the dials on them just to see what I could get from them but his motherboard is broken so its either keep, toss, or give away to someone you know.


    If he had full working PCs to go with the CPU. then maybe. Turn one into a (power hungry) house firewall. Or a crappy HTPC.
    But just the CPU? A couple square inches of crap that lives in the desk drawer until you toss it out.


    well ive basically destroyed all the mobos they were in lol , is there much involved in creating a firewall.. id be will to spend a few bux on such a thing if it was worth the time and effort
  15. CAaronD said:
    Hey! In twenty years you could sell these for 1,000 each at least lol! Probably by the time you die these could auction for $40,000 each hahaha!


    this is getting outta hand haha
  16. USAFRet said:
    Put them in a box.
    Haul around for the next ten years of moves
    Finally wonder "WTF am I gonna use these things for?"
    Answer "Nothing"
    Toss them out

    As you probably should do today.


    you sound logical, like me haha
  17. I have an old Pentium 3 haha :) That's the oldest CPU that I've kept!
  18. on the topic of old parts ... I have a NVidia quadro fx370 .... is this also rubbish bin worthy ??? I also have an asus 9500gt .... card has served me well for years still runs mint but obviously it doesn't really keep up anymore ..
  19. 9500 gt is $30 now lol
  20. Liam Joyce said:
    hey there guys ... I had a few old pcs lying around which I have stripped down ready for scrapping tomorrow but I took out 4 processors and im wondering if they are worth keeping for whatever reason

    so here they are

    1:AMD Sempron SDA2600AIO2BX
    2:Pentium 4 630 SL7Z9 Costa Rica
    3:Intel Celeron D 2.66GHZ/256/533 SL7DL Phillipines
    4:Intel E1400 Celeron SLAR2 Malay 2.00ghz/512k/800/06

    Thanks in advance :)


    I would overclock them to the fullest potential available lol.
  21. CAaronD said:
    9500 gt is $30 now lol

    yes I know lol.. ive replaced it with an evga 680 now .... boy what a difference , but for such a damn old card it done me well!! bin playin all sorts on it for years.. not at max settings ofcourse but beggers cant be choosers lol
  22. sora said:
    Liam Joyce said:
    hey there guys ... I had a few old pcs lying around which I have stripped down ready for scrapping tomorrow but I took out 4 processors and im wondering if they are worth keeping for whatever reason

    so here they are

    1:AMD Sempron SDA2600AIO2BX
    2:Pentium 4 630 SL7Z9 Costa Rica
    3:Intel Celeron D 2.66GHZ/256/533 SL7DL Phillipines
    4:Intel E1400 Celeron SLAR2 Malay 2.00ghz/512k/800/06

    Thanks in advance :)


    I would overclock them to the fullest potential available lol.


    are they all over clockable?? .. iv only recently started taking interest in computer components and building my own rigs and iv noticed that only K series intel processors can be overclocked .. is that not the same as far as older cpus go ?
  23. K chips (with their unlocked multipliers) are a new development. In the old days most Intel chips were overclocked by upping the bus speed, not the multiplier, but they still overclocked well, it was just a little more complicated. In the very old days (First Pentiums and below) you could OC Intel with either the multiplier or the bus speed.
  24. Extract gold from them. These are some high-yield CPU;s so you can get 15-20 USD per one. However, for maximum 100 USD I would not spend them. They are legacies and they will be. Just keep them in a Lead(PB) case to prevent mercury to damage the area they are in.
  25. SpectreUnleashed said:
    Extract gold from them. These are some high-yield CPU;s so you can get 15-20 USD per one. However, for maximum 100 USD I would not spend them. They are legacies and they will be. Just keep them in a Lead(PB) case to prevent mercury to damage the area they are in.


    originally i was going to remove the gold form them yes, i have even removed all the gold plated items from the mothe rboards and ram sticks ... i just couldnbt bring myself to destroying the cpus haha

    i do like the idea of keeping them ... but for what purpose really... there are so many around, surely in 10 or 20 years time, there will still be many floating around... and if there aren't then what ? there will be absolutely no use for them ? who's gonna want to look at some cpus in a museum ? haha
  26. Liam Joyce said:
    SpectreUnleashed said:
    Extract gold from them. These are some high-yield CPU;s so you can get 15-20 USD per one. However, for maximum 100 USD I would not spend them. They are legacies and they will be. Just keep them in a Lead(PB) case to prevent mercury to damage the area they are in.


    originally i was going to remove the gold form them yes, i have even removed all the gold plated items from the mothe rboards and ram sticks ... i just couldnbt bring myself to destroying the cpus haha

    i do like the idea of keeping them ... but for what purpose really... there are so many around, surely in 10 or 20 years time, there will still be many floating around... and if there aren't then what ? there will be absolutely no use for them ? who's gonna want to look at some cpus in a museum ? haha


    Purpose is what you said. Keep them as memorials. Think it,today can you find any CPU's that has been made before 1980? You probably can't. Also, keeping those CPU's will be a good thing to show your kids:D

    However, you should watch out for possible mercury leaks. That could be dangerous. You better keep CPU's in a Lead or Glass Case (Lead is better but hard to find) for long run.
  27. SpectreUnleashed said:
    Liam Joyce said:
    SpectreUnleashed said:
    Extract gold from them. These are some high-yield CPU;s so you can get 15-20 USD per one. However, for maximum 100 USD I would not spend them. They are legacies and they will be. Just keep them in a Lead(PB) case to prevent mercury to damage the area they are in.


    originally i was going to remove the gold form them yes, i have even removed all the gold plated items from the mothe rboards and ram sticks ... i just couldnbt bring myself to destroying the cpus haha

    i do like the idea of keeping them ... but for what purpose really... there are so many around, surely in 10 or 20 years time, there will still be many floating around... and if there aren't then what ? there will be absolutely no use for them ? who's gonna want to look at some cpus in a museum ? haha


    Purpose is what you said. Keep them as memorials. Think it,today can you find any CPU's that has been made before 1980? You probably can't. Also, keeping those CPU's will be a good thing to show your kids:D

    However, you should watch out for possible mercury leaks. That could be dangerous. You better keep CPU's in a Lead or Glass Case (Lead is better but hard to find) for long run.


    will the glass/lead case prevent mercury leakage? or will it just contain it if it does leak ?
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