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January 16, 2012 1:49:09 PM

Hello,
what part of a computer has gold?

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January 16, 2012 1:56:15 PM

Are you only concerned with gold?
There are many other recyclables in a computer.
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January 16, 2012 2:10:52 PM

No part has enough gold to make it worth salvaging to be honest....
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January 16, 2012 5:44:11 PM



Hi :) 

And get injured...those acids are very nasty unless you are an industrial chemist, with all the protection gear...

All the best Brett :) 
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January 16, 2012 5:48:15 PM

It's not the CPU only. Actually most/many connectors are gilded, including RAM and PCIe slots for example. At least they appear to be on most mobos I've worked with (higher end ones).
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January 16, 2012 6:48:53 PM

Most electronics have gold. Although they used very very sparingly.

For example on a CPU - the contacts have some gold.

Some traces on the motherboard have gold.

Toms did an article on how to extract gold from computers - but the cost of the materials needed to extract the gold, as well as the dangerousness of the materials being used made it not worthwhile.

I wouldn't bother doing it. You could possibly shorten your lifespan literally if done incorrectly.
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January 16, 2012 6:57:57 PM



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Open your CPU (the computer.) Most older CPUs have gold components on the circuit boards.


needless to say, I stopped reading it immediately.
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October 5, 2012 12:00:37 AM

ChosterF said:
Quote:
Open your CPU (the computer.) Most older CPUs have gold components on the circuit boards.


needless to say, I stopped reading it immediately.

:lol: 
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