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    Not 1. but 2!! Pentium Pro CPU's

    Went to a pickup today. Wasn't really sure what they had. But anyways I get there and they have all kinds of stuff/scrap/junk everywhere. They are also acting a lil funny maybe drugs I dunno. Anyways I left with 2 towers 2 Xbox 360s aswell as an original Xbox and some cable boxes. A real differing load. But small. I was at work and decided to bust open the bigger older looking white tower. And what do you know not 1 but 2!! Pentium pros. I was ecstatic. Made the rest of my work night a lil better needless to say.

    So here is a picture. Cuz it did happen! Lol




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    Flawless victory , some cool guy just posted a Xbox thread breakdown - lucky you !
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    I forgot to mention I also got a zenith data systems laptop. It has a Intel sx316 which is part of 80386 family. The hard drive in it is a whopping 60 mb harddrive in it. I'll get some more pics tomorrow. I got a really old hard drive and floppy they look like they came out of the same machine. A good day for old stuff and a good way to start the year. I told my self I'm gonna make it happen. This a small but good start.

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    Keep it up , glad you came out of the gate smoking for 2015 . Nothing better than setting a goal than obtaining one . Might want to send a pic of some of them to some buyers on here , check the buyers thread for vintage item buyers , I believe they pay well above scrap value both parts and whole

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    Yea the laptop was jacked up already. But I do have everything that the pros came out of. I'm gonna see if I can get it to start up. How bout more pics until then.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mudlight2 View Post
    Went to a pickup today. Wasn't really sure what they had. But anyways I get there and they have all kinds of stuff/scrap/junk everywhere. They are also acting a lil funny maybe drugs I dunno. Anyways I left with 2 towers 2 Xbox 360s aswell as an original Xbox and some cable boxes. A real differing load. But small. I was at work and decided to bust open the bigger older looking white tower. And what do you know not 1 but 2!! Pentium pros. I was ecstatic. Made the rest of my work night a lil better needless to say.

    So here is a picture. Cuz it did happen! Lol

    Sent you a pm.

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    I'm not a big escrap guy. What's special about them? How much do they sell for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevinThaScrapper View Post
    I'm not a big escrap guy. What's special about them? How much do they sell for?
    The gold alone makes it worth whatever he got for em - can't legally say what they go for as several in the buyer/seller area has em listed as pentium pro cpus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevinThaScrapper View Post
    I'm not a big escrap guy. What's special about them? How much do they sell for?
    I think theres half of a gram of Gold in each one.
    Its one of the highest amounts of Gold in a CPU that you can find.
    Theres some other chips that are close, but they are from the same era, like the CPU with the two bolts on its Gold plated cap.
    Theres a few 0.4 grams of Gold CPU's, they will have a Gold cap, Gold underside and Gold pins.
    Like a K5 chip.

    From there the amount of Gold drops off quickly, like 0.3gms with a Gold cap/pins.
    Then its mostly 0.2 gms for the larger CPU's

    Small CPU are from 0.01 to 0.2, depending on which sort.

    But I would like to know how much Gold in a 486 or 386 ceramic plain top CPU.

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    less then that as most 486s are half the cpu size

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevinThaScrapper View Post
    I'm not a big escrap guy. What's special about them? How much do they sell for?
    I can't honestly say that there's more gold in them but a quick check and I see that they are selling for less then the 386 and 486 chips.
    I think people like them because you just don't see that many, especially a dual cpu. I'd remove the mother board, put the cpu's back in, clean it up and hang it on my wall.
    That's where mine is hanging.

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    sweet love the pro finds but ya the old laptops are awesome too with the real sized so to speak processors I get most of my black fiber that way or got to love the old huge portables like the compaqs that look like a suitcase they have the 8088 never have found a good working one though

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    The pentium pros always sell good on ebay.

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    Great score & congrats on start to the New Year.

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    Not 1. but 2!! Pentium Pro CPU's

    Nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimicrk View Post
    I can't honestly say that there's more gold in them but a quick check and I see that they are selling for less then the 386 and 486 chips.
    I think people like them because you just don't see that many, especially a dual cpu. I'd remove the mother board, put the cpu's back in, clean it up and hang it on my wall.
    That's where mine is hanging.

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    There are approximately 5 Pentium Pros in a pound, so as scrap you would be getting about $15 each. Yes, these are worth less per pound than others, but individually they are worth more because they weigh so much. So, finding two of them in a tower is much better than finding two 486s or similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimicrk View Post
    I can't honestly say that there's more gold in them but a quick check and I see that they are selling for less then the 386 and 486 chips.
    I think people like them because you just don't see that many, especially a dual cpu. I'd remove the mother board, put the cpu's back in, clean it up and hang it on my wall.
    That's where mine is hanging.

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    IIm going to see if I can get it back working. everything is in the tower still. No bent pins on the CPUs. So I need a power cord and an old ps2 mouse and keyboard. And hopefully it'll work. If not yes. I will be displaying them for a bit.

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    Score!!! 2 birds, one stone

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    Let us know if you get it to post. It should have some form of windows 95 on it if the hdd works.
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    I would guess it would have NT or W2K installed because those were the only versions of windows that could see or use dual CPU's at the time.


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