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Identification → CPU → Black Plastic

These Intel Celeron and Intel Pentium with MMX processors are from the late 90s. The Pentium variants where released alongside similar ceramic CPUs with the same names.


Almost all CPUs of this type are either Intel Celeron or Intel Pentium with MMX technology Processors. They are heavier and bigger than other plastic CPUs and are easily identified by their black housing and metal cap. The bottom side can easily be broken open, by bending the CPU, to reveal the processor and some gold plating.

Important to note is that other CPUs and chips that are black, such as EPROMs, ICs, and CPUs with black caps but no black housing are not part of this grade. Just remember, if it is not a Pentium Celeron or Pentium MMX, then it is most likely not part of this grade.


CPUs frequently have fans and large coolers attached. Any attached coolers and fans should be removed. These coolers are frequently made of aluminum or copper, and can be profitable if collected to large quantities.

Sometimes CPUs can be attached to boards or adapters, these should be removed, or at the least trimmed down to remove excess material and sorted separately as board scrap.

It is important that the CPUs be separated properly into the groups described in the price list, in order to receive full compensation.


A minimum of 20 lbs is needed.

Price per lbs: $ 20.00

For smaller amounts, mixed or unsorted material, or if you have any questions, please contact us for pricing information.

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