That really depends. Are you wanting to know how much to sell it for or perhaps determine if its worth upgrading...?
If upgrading, try to determine what it is you want the computer to be able to do that it cannot currently. For example, run the latest 3D games.
Check the mainboard's manual to see just how far you can upgrade, and then match that to the specifications of your needs.
Then check the prices for those components to determine if its worth it or not.
If you are trying to sell it, it would depend on whether or not someone else can get use out of it. If all a person wants to do is surf the net and write email, then a 500MHz Pentium II with 256MB or ram would suffice. But they could never play the latest games with it or expect it to play videos or movies with any quality.
Further, compare it to what otehrs are selling theirs for online at places like eBay or www.Craigslist.org (careful, craigslist is an addicting website)
If you are speaking of salvaging something like an SGI Onyx, or Cray, well that's quite a different matter altogether. Check with the manufacturer of the machine as they often buy back those older, high powered supercomputers and mainframes.
It also depends if the computer is very old to very new.
A. the value is an exponential curve as it gets old the software and the hardware installed is insufficient to compete with a new computer. And that is the reason that never upgrade a computer if old it actually may not work. Example win xp cannot comete with win ver7. no matter what hardware you install into it.Buttom line never upgrade but spend the money when you buy a new one. Lots of RAMS and fast I/O THAT IS THE TRICK
To determine the salvage value of farm equipment for financial purposes, such as taxes, you may need to have it appraised. An appraiser needs to look at the equipment and determine what it is worth for resale as salvage.
Typically the value is 20% of the vehicle's value without salvage.
I would say the average salvage value of a laptop computer would be about $400. This is just my opinion, as others would probroble disagree.
NO, salvage value is subjective. The salvage price is usally set by bids. Depends. If it's salvage the price is very subjective. If it's salvage but reconstructed (i.e. roadworthy) it's typically worth 60% of the value of a comparable car with a clean title. Use kbb.com and edmunds.com to determine appx value.
Take the normal market value of the vehicle and multiply it by 15-20%. You can do this at www.kbb.com to determine the value.
Ask a salvage yard what they will pay for it.
SALVAGE VALUE The estimated value that an asset will realize upon its sale at the end of its useful life. The value is used in accounting to determine depreciation amounts and in the tax system to determine deductions. The value can be a best guess of the end value or can be determined by a regulatory body such as the IRS. The salvage value is used in conjunction with the purchase price and accounting method to determine the amount by which an asset depreciates each period. For example, with a straight-line basis, an asset that cost $5,000 and has a salvage value of $1,000 and a useful life of five years would be depreciated at $800 ($5,000-$1,000/5 years) each year.
Salvage Value - [Tax * (Market Value - Book Value)
Salvage vehicle value is highly subjective but if the car was properly reconstructed and is roadworthy it is worth roughly 60% of a comparable clean titled car. Go to nada.com to get an idea of the car's value. If it's salvage but not roadworthy, maybe 25% of the value of a comparable clean titled car.
Salvage value is defined as the value of the product after its useful life .In other words it is the value after depreciation. Salvage value also known as scrap value.
How to salvage gold from computers
The value of a salvage vehicle is roughly 60% of the value of a comparable car with a clean title.
If it's trashed about 10-20% of the value of a comparable clean titled car. If it's repaired and roadworthy, about 60% of clean titled value.
There is no set value of a salvage vehicle. Value is based on what they offer.
That can never happen. An asset will either be depreciated to its salvage value, or to zero, depending on whether or not it has a salvage value.
As of 2013, the best way to determine if the department of motor vehicles has issued a salvage title for a vehicle is on the title it will state that it is a salvage title. A salvage title is a note that states that the vehicle has been damaged or deemed a total loss.
A salvage title will reduce the value of an automobile by about 50 percent. However, in some cases, it will reduce the value by 80 percent.
Salvage value is an estimate of the value of property at the end of its usefulness. It's the price that you'd get for it when you can't use it productively. How you use the property and for how long affect salvage value. If you let go of property while it's still in good operating condition, then the salvage value might be high. If you let go of property when it's not usable, its salvage value is its junk value. For more information, go to www.irs.gov/formspubs for Publication 534 (Depreciating Property Placed in Service Before 1987).
50% from non salvage title
Depreciable Value: It is the value of asset up to which any asset can be depreciated. Salvage Value: It is the value which a company can get on sale of fully depreciated asset. Estimated useful Life: It is that life of an assets which a company determine at the time of purchase for which an asset can be utilized in business to generate revenue.
A salvage car or truck, once restored to roadworthy condition is worth roughly 60% of the value of a comparable vehicle with a clean title.
If it's still salvage about 20% of the value of a comparable clean titled car. If it's reconstructed/roadworthy about 60%
Because, that is what they feel you can still obtain by disposing of the car, metal value etc......
The best way is to go online or call a salvage pool. Copart.com is used by many insurance companies to get an idea what the value of a vehicle will be when it goes to salvage. It will approximate a value for you based on what your location is, the location of the damage, the approximate cost to fix, and the year, make and model. Work trucks often hold value pretty well because superficial damage can make a vehicle expensive to repair, but will often not deter a truck buyer from a purchase if they intend to keep it as a work truck rather than show it off.
The salvage value will always be more in the case of written down value method as compared to straight line method. Presently written down value methods are given importance.