How To Sell Used CPU’s

When your IT department decides it’s time to upgrade the infrastructure, you may want to consider selling the system’s CPUs. The CPUS or Central Processing Units, are one of the most valuable parts of a server or computer.  We’ve put together a list of questions to ask in order to help you sell your CPUs. […]

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When your IT department decides it’s time to upgrade the infrastructure, you may want to consider selling the system’s CPUs. The CPUS or Central Processing Units, are one of the most valuable parts of a server or computer. 

We’ve put together a list of questions to ask in order to help you sell your CPUs. What makes the most sense for you or your business is going to depend on a number of different aspects. 

If you already know what you want to sell, whether it be your CPU’s, servers, hard drives, memory, data tape or other IT equipment; click here to submit your list.

Otherwise, let’s get to it!

Why Sell Your Used CPUs?

Here are some reasons that you might want to sell used CPUs:

  • The current jobs running for your computers or servers are slowly funneled with CPUs running at max 
  • Increased virtualization could yield considerable benefits 
  • Older CPUs don’t support virtualization as well
  • Increase power efficiency on a per unit basis
  • You could consolidate older servers into newer ones, expanding precious real estate
  • You have retired equipment with CPUs no longer in use

Be sure to research what an upgrade in processing power will do for your equipment. Upgrading CPUs may not always have a measurable impact on efficiency.

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Who Buys Used CPUs?

Realistically, there are a limited number of options when it comes to selling used CPUs. Your organizations specific situation will most likely be the deciding factor as to where you should sell them. The main deciding factors for where you will sell them are:

  • Do they still work?
  • What is the age of your CPUs?
  • What is the quantity you want to sell?

Understandably, CPUs are most valuable when they are newer with little to no prior use. You may also want to consider their resale value, especially if you’re planning on replacing them with upgrade processors.

Smaller quantities or individual CPUs will more often than not get more value on sites like eBay, Craigslist, or even a hardware swap. ITAD vendors (like We Buy Used IT Equipment) generally deal in larger quantities and bulk sales of CPUs.

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How Can I Sell Large Quantities of CPUs?

If you have a large quantity of newer CPUs, then you can contact an ITAD company (such as We Buy Used IT Equipment) that will purchase your processors from you. 

Normally, the more processors you have the better for selling to an ITAD company. When selling CPUs or processors that are 4 or 5 generations prior, the ITAD company may want more information on them such as the number of processors, their model, and their condition. At that point, their resale value is very limited due to the vast differences between their capabilities and the current versions.

Below is some information to send the ITAD company when looking to sell CPUs:

  • Model number
  • Quantity
  • Condition (new, original packaging, used, functional, broken, etc.)

If you’re ready to sell your used CPUs, submit your list of equipment for a FREE, no obligation quote.