adding ram, please help
Posted 07 December 2005 - 04:25 PM
Posted 07 December 2005 - 04:32 PM
*bare metal* not the outside of the case. Always keep one hand on it at all times.
If you have a coat on wool ect take it off. When you are actually installing the ram you might need two hands so atleast keep your arm on the bare metal somehow.
Edited by jrm20, 07 December 2005 - 04:33 PM.
Posted 07 December 2005 - 04:34 PM
Posted 07 December 2005 - 04:44 PM
That being said, the best way is to use a static kit which you connect a mat to ground and connect a wrist strap to the mat. You can also use the ground of the case or disconnect the machine and place it on the mat. Most people don't have a static kit though. The static kits use a 1 Meg Ohm resister in series to ensure that you don't get shocked.
Posted 07 December 2005 - 04:49 PM
could i not just hold onto a radiator?
Edited by andrew12345, 07 December 2005 - 04:50 PM.
Posted 07 December 2005 - 05:05 PM
But it is better to have a wrist band. You have to work with what you got sometimes.
Edited by jrm20, 07 December 2005 - 05:06 PM.
Posted 07 December 2005 - 05:38 PM
I know better and have not used a static kit (which I have) because I was lazy and did not have a problem that I know of. Some of the damage is not obvious and it does not mean that it will fail right away. There is what is best and then everything else in decending order :-).
Posted 07 December 2005 - 05:39 PM
Posted 07 December 2005 - 05:46 PM
You need to turn off the switch at the back of the power supply you dont need to touch the case all the time only every know and agian, every 5 minutes or so, a wrist band that connects you to the case is the best way you can get them from most pc or electronics shops for a couple of quid.
Time is not an issue, it is what you are doing and what you are wearing. It is best to remain constantly connected to ground, through a resistor.
There are some cheap grounding straps which are single use and I doubt that they cost much (not worth much either, but better than nothing).
Posted 07 December 2005 - 05:51 PM
The rest i just build with a anti static wrist band.
Edited by jrm20, 07 December 2005 - 05:54 PM.
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