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I didn't know any other place to post this so I posted it here in AMD General since I have an AMD socket and CPU


Simple questions

my sisters house is static hell where every time you walk across the floor to touch something metal you get shocked. I had my PC up there and I think it has damage from static. how can I confirm this? Is there a way to reverse it?
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What did you touch in your computer?
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My sound card.


everything seems to be going slower then it should
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My sound card.


everything seems to be going slower then it should
I don't see it going through your sound card into a component that could actually damage the system. However remember that it takes i believe 50 times less power then you can feel (voltage wise) to destroy a PC component using static.
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Does your sound card work? If theres sound coming out its all good and may be slow due to your OS or a virus.
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Yeah my sound card still works, I thought static could make the system run slow. Am I wrong?

and to Light, thanks for the info. I didn't know that =]
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If it was damage it would work so i think your safe Good Luck trying to speed it back up.
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Static would cause something to quit working, not slow it down.
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Alright thanks everyone =]
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Originally Posted by blupupher View Post
Static would cause something to quit working, not slow it down.
Usually yes however if it damaged a data pathway it can destroy only some of the paths and thus cause a bottlekneck. The same is often seen from lightning strikes. The damage in those cases is progressive.
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