Posted 11 January 2010 - 07:44 PM
it can indeed be a problem, that is why when I work on a computer or I when I help others work on one, there are some tricks to keep in mind. A: keep yourself well grouned. they make special bracelets to help dissipate static discharge, but i dont even have one and most people don't, so tricks there is to try to do it on non carpet surfaces (cement, linoleum, etc. if you don't have a choice, take off your socks. B: ALWAYs touch something metal before any computer component, and DONT move your feet after you do so. if you do have to move your feet, touch something metal again before touching the computer components. this is actually the number one thing to do when working with computers, I believe, on any surface. if your not sure, touch something metal. the metal of the case does work for this. C: DO NOT use custom mounts for the motherboard, use only the ones provided with the case or motherboard, or of the same type, and only use the screws provided. The mounts, and screws that come with the case/motherboard are specially designed NOT to fry computer components. If you use your own screw for example, and the head is to big there is a possibility it will come in contact with components of the motherboard and cause a short. While a screw or mount made of the wrong type of metal, can also cause a short. D: DO use mounts. if you dont have them, dont install the motherboard. the motherboard tray will short out a motherboard in short order. E: DO NOT get thermal interface fluid on the motherboard, it can cause a short to. anyway here are some quick tips. :D
Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit.
Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.
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