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Hey guys, I've been noticing lately that sometimes my computer will either freeze or restart if I touch something metal on the case. But as far as I can tell, nothing is wrong with my rig. What is the issue here? I was thinking that maybe it's because I have it on the carpet and the entire bottom of the case is touching the floor, but i'm not sure.
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Sounds like static buildup from the carpet, and your case not being well grounded. And the floor has very little to do with grounding, especially if there is a nice insulating carpet in the way. Make sure it's running off a grounded outlet.
    
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Sounds like static buildup from the carpet, and your case not being well grounded. And the floor has very little to do with grounding, especially if there is a nice insulating carpet in the way. Make sure it's running off a grounded outlet.
I don't mean to sound like a noob but how would I know if the outlet is grounded or not?
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I don't mean to sound like a noob but how would I know if the outlet is grounded or not?
A three pronged outlet is grounded, provided the ground is connected. It may have become disconnected, but you would need a multimeter to check that.

    
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A three pronged outlet is grounded, provided the ground is connected. It may have become disconnected, but you would need a multimeter to check that.

Well, I am using this adapter thing to connect my pc to the wall. Should I take it off? It is a 6-connector port(I guess you would call it). I only use it because then I don't have to use an annoying power strip. But if it stops the static issues, i'll do it.
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Well, I am using this adapter thing to connect my pc to the wall. Should I take it off? It is a 6-connector port(I guess you would call it). I only use it because then I don't have to use an annoying power strip. But if it stops the static issues, i'll do it.
A power strip with a surge protector may look clumsy and messy.
But trust me, it pays off.
And yeah, surge protectors are grounded as well.
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Um, well without a picture, I don't really know what you're using. What does the plug look like on the adapter look like that plugs into the wall? It might leave the ground off.
    
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A power strip with a surge protector may look clumsy and messy.
But trust me, it pays off.
And yeah, surge protectors are grounded as well.
quick question though, should I connect all my stuff to the single power strip? I have my pc, monitor, speakers, laptop, and cell phone charger in the current one.
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quick question though, should I connect all my stuff to the single power strip? I have my pc, monitor, speakers, laptop, and cell phone charger in the current one.
Yes, you should be fine. But make sure you got a surge protector strip.
    
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quick question though, should I connect all my stuff to the single power strip? I have my pc, monitor, speakers, laptop, and cell phone charger in the current one.
Yes you should.
Any equipment that has a chance to be damaged by power surges should be connected to a power strip WITH SURGE PROTECTION.
You could also connect a desk lamp, but it's pointless.
If it blows, go out and get a new one.
Can't say the same for a computer though.
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