Do 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 the hard drives are, the better and more efficient the memory must be to keep 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 than 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 you must look out for with Memory is the little differences. Some memory has aluminum brackets on the outside to protect against heat when they are in close settings in a computer. Other memory boards are plated with silver and not gold and are worth considerably less than the memory with gold fingers or contacts. The best memory will have gold fingers and 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 give it away. Happy trails, scrappers!