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Shocking situation - Static Rebooting

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Hey all, searched the forums, and found a little info. I have no idea if I am in the wrong place.....

I built a new rig to go around a Q9550 a buddy kicked me. CM Sniper case, Asus P5N-D m'board, Corsair 550VX PS, etc.

Situation: Getting static electricity shocks, which reboot my rig.

Concern: I ground myself to my metal desk each time I sit down, and yep, get shocked. So, I am sure it is the fine chair + chair mat + heater + cold/low humidity. My concern is my two kids shocking my PC into rebooting. I am getting increasingly concerned I might damage my gear.

Steps tried (dont laugh at some , getting damn tired of getting shocked, and more tired of PC rebooting):

- Reseated m'board and power supply
- Constructed wood pedestal for tower to sit on
- Hooked up a grounding wire running from my outlet ground to my chair mat (I laughed in the process, thinking I was completely insane)
- Bought a new surge suppression strip, which shows an active ground
- Ensured all external cabling is off the floor, and away from the tower
- Sat on friggin dryer sheets
- Keep a can of static guard handy (short term workaround)

I am beginning to think my m'board isn't grounding properly. I have checked, and re-checked the standoffs are in the proper locations, and screws are fully seated.

I can understand, and accept the static build-up in my environment, but dont feel that the rebooting is normal/acceptable.

Am I completely nuts here?
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Just a thought...

Check all your fans to make sure the cables / leads are in good condition - no nicks in the insulation. Same goes for the power cables coming out of your PSU.

Check your cables from the mouse and monitor. Are you using a mouse mat? If so, what is the material its made from?
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i fyour computer is in teh case, and the side is closed you have nothing to worry about. many PSUs will ground to the case through grounding to the PSUmetal itself, and when you screw in your PSU you are groudning everything.

honestly, you knwo hw I discharge static electrcity? I touch the inside of my case. i do it like 50 times a day. To knwo you are grounded, touch the case of your computer or PSU. i also have anti-static mat, anti-static gloves, and anti-static wristband, i review computer hardware and i get hands on if you take a look at my reviews in my sig. You ussually have to touch the PCB/IC/trace of the motherboard to kill it, as well as any other pc component. The static discharge kills the IC if no resistor catches the charge.

you have nothing to worry about unless you have hardware laying around.
Edited by Sin0822 - 1/4/11 at 3:10am
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