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does any other component beside HDD/SSD store any important user data?

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hi guys sorry if this is in the wrong section i just can't seem to think any other places to ask this..

i have a old computer that i want to sell.. i was wondering if the buyer/other people could salvage any important data from my usage using that computer? like credit cards,email account,bank account login and others..

i know that HDD/SSD are the priority for data storage that's why i choose not to sell them, but how about other component is it safe? like cpu,motherboard,ram,psu,gpu?

sorry if the question seems stupid but i just have to ask, smile.gif
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It's not a stupid question and no it doesn't, you can always use DBAN (dariks disk boot and nuke) to nuke the disk and then sell it.

It writes F's over the entire disk so you can't recover data from it.

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It's not a stupid question and no it doesn't, you can always use DBAN (dariks disk boot and nuke) to nuke the disk and then sell it.

It writes F's over the entire disk so you can't recover data from it.

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thank you for replying smile.gif

so short answer is no other component beside's hdd/ssd store any personal usage data... got it thumb.gif
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