What part of the computer has gold

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what part of a computer has gold?
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  1. Are you only concerned with gold?
    There are many other recyclables in a computer.
  2. No part has enough gold to make it worth salvaging to be honest....
  3. WR2 said:


    Hi :)

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

    All the best Brett :)
  4. 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).
  5. 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.
  6. WR2 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.
  7. there is an interesting article at *** that covers the topic of the http://www.***/gold-value-in-computer-chips.html
  8. 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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