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Old 11-26-2007, 09:20 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Schecters View Post
In my computer-systems 1 class, the book we're using continuously suggests to use a ground bracelet. Obviously it's a smart choice. But who here actually wears one when they mess around with their computer?
Originally Posted by Grievearz View Post
I just hold the chassis to ground myself before touching anything. I've never had any problems with ESD with or without a bracelet.
Same here.

Originally Posted by Merkwürdigliebe View Post
yeah, computer stuff is generally much more rugged than one would think. I had my TNT2 stored away in a drawer and it rattled around in there all the time, I dropped it several times too and it has plenty of little knicks here and there from getting hit with screw drivers and such. After about 8 years, it still works like a charm.
I have a TNT2 aswell. It's a very resiliant little card.

I remember putting a big northbridge cooler on one, and adding a 120mm fan over it, with a duct I made using the top of a CD spindle and some masking tape.

I overclocked the bejeeses out of the thing, and ended up increasing its 3dmark01 score from 900 or so to over 1600

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Old 11-26-2007, 10:41 PM   #22 (permalink)
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shaolin your going to have a killer build
how many vid cards?
i see you have a 780i board listed
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:18 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I usually just touch the case to ground myself but I did somehow fry a board one time which i sent back to newegg saying it was defective (it's very possible it actually was defective) but since then i payed $5 for one to use just in case if im working with my computer on a really shaggy carpet to be safe.
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:57 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I have to admit that I did when I when I first began working with the actual components of PC's...but I can't say that I wear it now. I just work on PC's on my pool table in my basement now xD. I do of course have a tarp that covers the pooltable, so I don't mess the felt up tho =P. And the floor I work on is carpeted, but it's that high-traffic kind of carpet, so not really static-inducing.
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:07 PM   #25 (permalink)
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If I'm completely dismantling my computer and handling lots of crap, I take my box into the dining room that has no carpet. But when I'm just troubleshooting my pc or whatever I do it on my carpet, usually wearing socks. I haven't run into any problems yet.

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Old 11-27-2007, 01:12 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I do it in my study/lounge/sh4g pad it had quite a thick carpet so very static inducing and I think my chair is constantly charged as it lifts the hairs on my arms from about 2" away. I have never grounded myself though.

I have a bigger problem that I recently discovered which is if I touch the front firewire port with anything it turns off the computer I guess it has a faulty charge going through it which overloads the psu but its great for when a game crashes much easier then holding the power switch for a few seconds, just tap the front with my finger and its ready to go
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Old 11-27-2007, 02:29 PM   #27 (permalink)
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When I work on my computer Im usually on carpet, wearing socks, and putting components on the floor.

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Old 11-27-2007, 02:30 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I generally like to work on my computer while taking a bath during a thunderstorm listening to the radio hanging from the shower curtain while making toast on the edge of the tub. But I've never bothered the a bracelet, basically cause I'm just to lazy. Though if I did/do one day fry a component from an static electric shock, I would deny it to the end

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