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Thar’s gold in them there computers!

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CPU Gold Content

Gold CPU Recycling Yields And Values.

Did you know that there is gold in many old CPU’s (central processing units or chips) of old crappy computers? Did you also know that many people don’t know about this or even care? This opens a big opportunity for canny gold investors to acquire a raw source of industrial gold at a fraction of the value of the gold contained in these CPU’s. These CPU’s can be found in dumped computers on the side of the road, at the local tip and are often given away for free at garage sales. The CPU’s can be divided into three classes:

VERY HIGH YEILD CPU’S – Have quarter of a gram or more per piece.

HIGH YEILD CPU’S – Have from 1/20th of a gram up to quarter of a gram

LOW YEILD CPU’S – Have under 1/20th of a gram

Below I will give you a list of some of the CPU types and yields that are available, and put an approximate value on them using today’s Australian dollar gold spot price: ($1440 per ounce – $46.30 per Gram)

VERY HIGH YEILD CPU’S:

NEC (server chip) – 0.27g – $12.50 per CPU

Toshiba (server chip) – 0.27g – $12.50 per CPU

AMD K5 – 0.50g – $23.15 per CPU

Pentium Pro (the holy grail of yields) 1.0g – $46.30 per CPU ($56.50 at  $1760 per ounce)

Cyrix 586 – 0.25g – $11.58 per CPU

IBM 686 PR200 – 0.25g – $11.58 per CPU

Original Intel Pentium 60Mhz – 90Mhz 0.48g – $22.22 per CPU

HIGH YEILD CPU’S

Cyrix 486 – 0.11g – $5.09 per CPU

IBM 586 – 0.1g – $4.63 per CPU

Texas Instruments 486 – 0.1g – $4.63 per CPU

Intel 486SX – 0.1g – $4.63 per CPU

i486 TX 486DLC – 0.12g – $5.55 per CPU

AMD (early green) – 0.11g – $5.09 per CPU

Cyrix 686 – 0.21g – $9.72 per CPU

Cyrix MII – 0.18g – $8.33 per CPU

Winchip – 0.17g – $7.87 per CPU

Intel 486 DX4  – 0.19g – $8.80 per CPU

Intel 486 + DX2 – 0.20g – $9.26 per CPU

Intel I960 – 0.16g – $7.40 per CPU

AMD 486 – 0.12g – $5.55 per CPU

AMD (brown) – 0.08g $3.70 per CPU

AMD K6 – 0.11g – $5.09 per CPU

Intel Pentium & MMX (ceramic) 0.12g – $5.55 per CPU

Intel Pentium MMX (ceramic) 0.12g – $5.55 per CPU

LOW YEILD CPU’S

Intel Pentium 1 MMX black fibre

Celeron – black fibre

Celeron – green fibre

Celeron – slot one

Pentium 2 – slot one

Pentium 3 – slot one

Pentium 3 – all types

Pentium 4 – all types

Intel Core – all types

Intel Core 2 Duo – all types

Intel i3, i5, i7 – all types

 

WARNING: Recycling can be very dangerous if you are not experienced. The chemicals used to extract the gold can be fatal if misused or inhaled.

 

 

Credit:  http://www.ozcopper.com/computer-cpu-gold-yields/