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Old 08-03-2006, 10:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What does RoHS mean in respect to a processor? I'm looking at this processor, and it's RoHS, putting the processor about $10 more than a non-RoHS version. Any idea?

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Old 08-03-2006, 12:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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uhhhh google says.... Restrictions on Hazardous Substances directive - commonly known as the lead-free directive. I heard people whining about too many computers in the dump, that all these components had hazmat, and we were destroying the environment....... and we're all gonna run out of air so stop breathing now. Don't know if thats suppose to be a clean processor or what.

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Ah yes, I've heard of that problem, of lead leeching into the ground and water supplies. It's a problem in Asian towns. They (The Man) sends used "Recycled" computer parts there, and they dissasemble them, down to the surface mount resistors and transistors, and give them back to companies to reuse. The problem is, that after they strip down everything, they just leave the computers in refuse piles, stripped down and open to the elements. If they werent stripped down, they wouldnt be as open to the elements, and wouldnt pose (as much of) a problem. But, they are, and they leech lead and other things into water supplies and posion towns downstream. You can find articles about towns being ripe with birth defects and mental retardation, due to this.

An environmentally-friendly Processor, interesting. Like Sui said, though, we gotta stop breathing before we run out of air, and stop drinking water before we use up all of our water, and stop taking craps because it is polluting the water supplies, and so on and so forth.

Did you know that Rice patties (rice fields) in Asia are fertilized with human fecal matter? Think about that the next time you eat rice. Them **** Asians!
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