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I couldn't find a static wrist strap so I am planning on having my case nearby and having gloves on and wearing sneakers to double protect myself. Will any of that help. I heard from some installation video on youtube that gloves will help but I wasn't paying attention on what it should do. Will it. Thanks again for all your help. Almost done with my overclocking rig.
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For installing pc parts? You don't need to do anything special. I install new computer parts all the time wearing my fleece jacket. I've never even heard of anyone having a problem with static. But yes, wearing gloves will keep the static away.
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I couldn't find a static wrist strap so I am planning on having my case nearby and having gloves on and wearing sneakers to double protect myself. Will any of that help. I heard from some installation video on youtube that gloves will help but I wasn't paying attention on what it should do. Will it. Thanks again for all your help. Almost done with my overclocking rig.
If you have no strap to use make sure you touch the case to ground yourself before touching inside parts. I have never used a strap but I have also been lucky. The main thing is to discharge before touching the motherboard or cards inside the case.

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Just make sure you touch a (unpainted) side of the PC case once in awhile. And don't drag your feet across the carpet lol.
Touching the case once before you touch your parts should be enough.
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No need to wear gloves, as long as you ground yourself first, you're fine...
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If you have no strap to use make sure you touch the case to ground yourself before touching inside parts. I have never used a strap but I have also been lucky. The main thing is to discharge before touching the motherboard or cards inside the case.

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I will. I know of that problem. I probably will touch it like 3 times before I touch the motherboard. Will Nitrite Gloves work or the blue ones that the doctors use
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post #7 of 34
I made a thread asking how many people have killed a component via static and 99% of those who responded had never killed anything.

While it is potentially deadly, simple things such as touching the case of the computer to discharge any static build up you may have will be sufficient.
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Just make sure you touch a (unpainted) side of the PC case once in awhile. And don't drag your feet across the carpet lol.
yeah no dragging feet and zapping PC parts thats bad lol
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Originally Posted by Somenoob View Post
Just make sure you touch a (unpainted) side of the PC case once in awhile. And don't drag your feet across the carpet lol.
Touching the case once before you touch your parts should be enough.
lol. Now that I read your now blinking and bereathing manually I am actually doing it
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The gloves would have to be made out of rubber. well unless you can find some gloves made out of wood, glass, or diamond.
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