AMD's K6 line kept AMD as the only serious competitor to Intel. This CPU still has some fans!
I have noticed a few spivs selling mixed bags of K6 CPUs "for gold content"
and in one case the bidding went up to $100 US, probably as the wording of
listing was rather dodgy (might mislead somebody gullible).
I imagine the plating is rather thin and you would only get a few mg from
each one. Which requires either a lot of heat or toxic acids to extract.
So, does the K6 have more gold, than say a Celeron?
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Not enough unless you are recycling on an industrial scale.
Tom's just did the experiment.http://www.tomshardware.com/picturestor ... r-cpu.html
The amazing thing about gold (for plating purposes) is how amazingly thin you can apply it. If the pins themselves were gold, that would be a different story.
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I saw a show on how they recover precious metals like gold from electronics. IIRC it was on Modern Marvels
It's quite the process.
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