You might have seen many posts online stating about extracting gold from computers; mainly the processors, so if you are wondering if this is really possible, read on to know more about it.
Can You Really Extract Gold From Processors?
You would have seen or heard about vast quantities of old CPUs being taken for fair prices at many places. The price for the old processors is not for the parts inside but for the gold that can be extracted from them. But, how easy and safe is the process?
How to Extract Gold from Processors?
Extracting gold from CPUs is not safe to be carried out at home or any residential place for the matter as it involves very hazardous & toxic chemicals. The process is also very complicated and you need special tools & materials to execute it.
However, there was news stating that says extracting gold from electronic parts is more profitable than digging it out of the ground. There are some books sold online which explains how to extract the metal on your own.
With the complications involved in extracting gold from computers and processors, it would be better to save up all your old processors or parts until you collect a reasonable quantity and sell it out.
This is better than messing around with the hazardous chemicals. You get a fair price for the CPUs since it is a competitive bid.
On the other hand, extracting gold from printed circuit boards is relatively simpler, and has been discussed in a different article.