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Hi guys, so am i doing it right? I have an anti static wrist strap which has a crocodile clip at the end. Anyway, i left the PSU plugged into the extension cable which was plugged into the wall, with the power OFF at the wall and OFF on the PSU and i attached the croc clip to the case whilst having the band round my wrist.

Is that the correct way of doing it? Im on carpet too so...

Also, i dont need to be told not to wear one as im paranoid like that lol.

Thanks smile.gif
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post #2 of 20
If that wall outlet is properly grounded, then you are good.

However, it's true that you do not have to wear these things. All you really have to do is touch the metal of the case often and you're fine.

Additionally, it's best to work barefoot even if you're on a carpet (or perhaps especially if you're on carpet).
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post #3 of 20
Yep so long as you've grounded yourself first (touching the case would be enough) you don't need to worry.
Like TC said, unless you're moonwalking on carpet in February static shouldn't be much of a concern smile.gif
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As a general rule, for me anyways, when I work on a system 99% of the time I have a hand on the case.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Bear;14318020 
As a general rule, for me anyways, when I work on a system 99% of the time I have a hand on the case.
When you're doing this, is your PSU still attached to the case, turned off, and plugged into a grounded outlet?
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post #6 of 20
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Ok thanks. What about when im working outside of the case in future....like installing a new psu or installing new things onto a new mobo?

Out of context....hope you enjoy that 580 TwoCables! Its on the list for me smile.gif
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you really don't need to bother with worrying about static... your fine. smile.gif
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 8564dan;14318187 
Ok thanks. What about when im working outside of the case in future....like installing a new psu or installing new things onto a new mobo?
You can frequently ground yourself by touching those screws that hold a light switch faceplate onto the wall. You can touch the screws that hold the wall outlet faceplates, but I'm rarely comfortable doing that. lol

You can also always keep a spare PSU plugged and just laying out near you so that you always have grounded metal that you can touch.

However, I think that it's kinda like lightning: as long as there are no direct hits (to any parts on the PCB), then you should be fine. wink.gif
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Out of context....hope you enjoy that 580 TwoCables! Its on the list for me smile.gif
I upgraded from a GTX 470 (it was an unlocked 465), and it's definitely a noticeable boost. I still want more (Crysis 2 is not constantly liquid smooth yet. lol), but I'm just greedy.
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post #9 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by candy_van;14317993 
Yep so long as you've grounded yourself first (touching the case would be enough) you don't need to worry.
Like TC said, unless you're moonwalking on carpet in February static shouldn't be much of a concern smile.gif

Busted out laughing at work when I read your reply smile.gif


I wear an antistatic strap no matter what just to be safe.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by plagueis;14318720 
Busted out laughing at work when I read your reply smile.gif


I wear an antistatic strap no matter what just to be safe.
Do you keep it attached t something that is grounded?
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