Is there really Gold in old computer boards?

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  1. galleryofgrace profile image69
    galleryofgraceposted 11 years ago

    Is there really Gold in old computer boards?

  2. dabeaner profile image60
    dabeanerposted 11 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 11 years ago

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

  4. wandererh profile image78
    wandererhposted 11 years ago

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

  5. rajan1311 profile image71
    rajan1311posted 10 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 image61
    albertrtrtposted 10 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 image61
    bettanywireposted 10 years ago

    Perhaps but just a very little amount of gold.

  8. MrKnowledge profile image61
    MrKnowledgeposted 10 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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