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#11JockoPosted 8/20/2014 9:07:21 PM
The Sock posted...
BlueswordsX posted...
The Sock posted...
It's all I could afford.

How much did you pay?


$236.

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#12SinisterSlayPosted 8/20/2014 9:16:01 PM
That's a new one. I've static shocked video cards before, it doesn't bother them.

Computers are remarkably shock resistant. I remember back when dialup modems were common, we had an issue that every time someone made a phone call, the computer would turn off.
Turned out the rural phone lines had more power going through them, and the modem was actually creating an electricity arc and striking the CPU every time there was a phone call, causing the computer to shut down.
Had to move the modem card down a few slots.
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#13ClouddxPosted 8/20/2014 9:43:07 PM
The CPU did not brick your video card. YOU did.
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#14Sora_AnbuPosted 8/20/2014 10:36:48 PM
SinisterSlay posted...
That's a new one. I've static shocked video cards before, it doesn't bother them.

Computers are remarkably shock resistant. I remember back when dialup modems were common, we had an issue that every time someone made a phone call, the computer would turn off.
Turned out the rural phone lines had more power going through them, and the modem was actually creating an electricity arc and striking the CPU every time there was a phone call, causing the computer to shut down.
Had to move the modem card down a few slots.


That's awesome.
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#15KamenRiderBladePosted 8/20/2014 11:17:59 PM
If you're working on carpet, keep yourself grounded by having your bare foot touch a giant piece of metal
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#16neroAngeloPosted 8/20/2014 11:26:48 PM
Put it in the freezer over night. That should fix it.
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#17jessica73Posted 8/21/2014 6:59:55 AM
Should be under warranty, still
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#18aamir69Posted 8/21/2014 7:24:32 AM
What video card was it?
Can you post your computer specs?
#19TitanStrikePosted 8/21/2014 7:48:26 AM
Try microwaving your entire computer with it inside for about 3 min
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#20EciDemonPosted 8/21/2014 8:05:33 AM
SinisterSlay posted...
That's a new one. I've static shocked video cards before, it doesn't bother them.

Computers are remarkably shock resistant. I remember back when dialup modems were common, we had an issue that every time someone made a phone call, the computer would turn off.
Turned out the rural phone lines had more power going through them, and the modem was actually creating an electricity arc and striking the CPU every time there was a phone call, causing the computer to shut down.
Had to move the modem card down a few slots.


You should always be careful when dealing with computer parts. Cpu's and such have such tiny traces and a static charge can easily burn them. This was true in the past and still is today.

Here's the thing though, you may end up damaging your components today partially burning a trace in the cpu and down the line 6 months later it will break but then you wouldn't know it was due to static during the hardware installation.
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