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GOLD FROM PROCESSOR PINS

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December 27, 2011 8:42:05 AM

Hello,HOW MANY GOLD PLATED PROCESSOR PINS TO GET 1 TROY OUNCE OF GOLD. SEVERAL POUNDS ?

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December 27, 2011 8:49:25 AM

not all processors have the same size pins the 478 had really small pins while the socket 7 pins were huuuge
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December 27, 2011 8:53:12 AM

Tom's Hardware did an article about this concept, namely extracting gold from old CPU chips.

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The final product was never purified to 99.99% pure gold since it would require more dangerous steps. Since I don't know the amount of gold present on each pin I'd say ~2500 pins.
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December 27, 2011 12:06:07 PM

This is an enormous waste or resources and expensive chemicals to do on a small scale and it causes problems for those who collect or have a real use for older cpus. You literally have to extract the base metals from several hundred to see any real profit from the money spent just getting everything.
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December 27, 2011 12:25:25 PM

play w.o.w.
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January 6, 2012 1:39:29 AM

Still no one has this info ?
i am asking how many pins from the bottom of a processor in weight factor only/ not how many processors / = 1 troy ounce of 99.9 % pure gold after refining. Dose anyone know of this information ?
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January 6, 2012 1:59:57 AM

hollywoodie said:
Still no one has this info ?
i am asking how many pins from the bottom of a processor in weight factor only/ not how many processors / = 1 troy ounce of 99.9 % pure gold after refining. Dose anyone know of this information ?


You are wasting your time, it takes a lot to even have that much in just 14k gold let alone be close to 99.9%. The gold content is only a thin HGE coat so its stripped away very quickly. Most who do this aim for the cpus have that the gold cap ihs like the old pentium pro or cyrix m2. You are pretty much putting your own health at risk given how toxic the chemicals are.
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January 6, 2012 5:56:02 AM

For the amount of money you get from the gold, you wouldn't have made your money back for buying the chemicals to retrieve the gold...
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January 6, 2012 6:08:57 AM

amuffin would be right, just give up this idea, get Skyrim and practice alchemy - it would be way better, and safer too.
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November 24, 2012 4:49:17 PM

Dear
you may got one ounce of gold from 950 processors's pins
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November 24, 2012 5:01:51 PM

You would need tens of thousands of pins to get a troy ounce of gold,
This answers the question most accurately unless you can strip the gold from one pin, then divide an ounce by the amount harvested
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