Originally posted by Alex81388
I'e built bunches of computers on carpet with socks in all kinds of weather without any gruonding stuff.
NEVER experienced shock or any damage to components, wierd.
Thats just stupid. Like I said, ESD is highly overrated, but exists nontheless. I burned a part once via static, but it was indirectly. I procured a video card from a place I worked, took it out of the box, and had to bring it home. It wasnt in an antistatic bag, so I made a little packet from paper, put it in the paper packet, and stapled all around it shut. Then I put that in a briefcase, paid for the breifcase, and got a $150 video card for $20.
Boy did I end up paying for that. The card was shot, but I didnt know it. It was laser paper, so it can build up and hold a charge, and it was discharged onto the card.
I didnt know this, and I tried to install it in my computer. Fried my motherboard, so my Athalon 2400+ was only being read at 1800+, running 500 mhz slower than it was clocked at, and I couldnt bump the speed up at all. I learned my lesson from ESD. And I also told you why I dont like AMD.