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Didn't think it was news worthy, but thought some people would find this interesting.
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A while back, we did a little do-it-yourself salvaging of gold from motherboards (Can You Mine Gold From Old Motherboards?). But that’s not the only part of a computer where the rustless, unalterable metal is used. It’s also in CPUs. Specifically, the element is used on the pins and on the mounting pads of the processor dies. Also, the small wires that connect the pads and the pins are made of gold.

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Gonna link their article? or just tell us that they did it?
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Link's in the picture. Sorry. I'll change that.
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post #4 of 9
Gonna be honest, expected more gold as a result of that.

Wonder how much this whole massive process actually net.
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post #5 of 9
Wow that dab of gold is tiny
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My father in law is actually doing this.

He started messing with it a month or so ago. You don't get a lot out of it. wink.gif
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"This is an exothermic reaction!" MY favorite part !!! smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FyreBurn View Post

Wow that dab of gold is tiny

wonder how much gas you could buy with it tongue.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by allupinya View Post

wonder how much gas you could buy with it tongue.gif

An ice cold beer for all your hard work. tongue.gif
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