Metal Monday: Memory Boards from Computers

ram memory boardsDo you ever hear people talking about losing their memory…? Well that happens to the best of us, but we certainly don’t want to see you lose your computer memory if you can avoid doing so. Memory is used inside of all computers to help access the information that is located on the hard drives. The better and faster that the hard drives are the better and more efficient the memory has to be to keep up accessing the information.

The memory is worth a lot of money, similar to the hard drive boards, and a lot of that is because of the chips that are installed on the memory. The gold and silver content inside of the chips and on the boards are much higher then normal PC boards and the value for memory can be anywhere from 3 to 10 times the value of an average motherboard from computers and laptops.

One thing that you have to look out for with Memory are the little differences. Some memory have aluminum brackets on the outside to protect against heat when they are in close settings in a computer. Other memory are plated with silver and not gold and are worth considerably less then the memory with gold fingers or contacts. The best memory will have gold fingers and have chips on both sides of it.

When scrapping we recommend saving up memory until you have at least 5-10 lbs of it to scrap at your local yard. If you only have a few pieces of it you will not have enough to register on the scale and you certainly do not want to just give it away. Happy trails scrappers!

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