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Is there really Gold in old computer boards?

  1. galleryofgrace profile image80
    galleryofgraceposted 8 years ago

    Is there really Gold in old computer boards?

  2. dabeaner profile image55
    dabeanerposted 8 years ago

    Sometimes some, but very little.  If there is, it is usually on the contacts (fingers) where the board plugs into a socket.  It would be only a very thin flash coating on very limited areas.  Not enough for YOU to do anything with.  I have heard that tons of old boards are shipped to China or some other third-world places to be mass processed for recovery, but not sure of that or the economics.

  3. lindagoffigan profile image60
    lindagoffiganposted 8 years ago

    Gold is used in USB Flash Drives as well as other instruments.

  4. wandererh profile image75
    wandererhposted 8 years ago

    There are gold wires inside the computer chips but it is of a very small quantity.

  5. rajan1311 profile image76
    rajan1311posted 8 years ago

    There is a VERY small amount of gold on Processors. It can be recovered but i think it costs a lot more than the value of the gold itself.

  6. albertrtrt profile image54
    albertrtrtposted 8 years ago

    There is very little gold on the contacts where the board plugs in. However, if the board was inserted and removed a lot, not even that is there. Not worth the effort because the gold is industrial grade and low value to begin with.

  7. bettanywire profile image57
    bettanywireposted 7 years ago

    Perhaps but just a very little amount of gold.

  8. MrKnowledge profile image61
    MrKnowledgeposted 7 years ago

    Gold is a very good conductor; nice USB cords, flash drives, audio cords, and other connectors that process large amounts of "data" can be gold COATED. The units themselves are worth more than the gold is, so most times it's not even worth the effort, even if you're just scrapping and old comp, and trying to sell your processor to Cash4Gold.

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