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Static while installing new CPU... should I be worried?

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December 26, 2013 4:22:32 PM

Okay, here's my situation. I was trying to turn the PC on when I got a static shock. Followed by some sort of electrical smell. But after a while, the smell went away. The computer still POSTs, turns on and the PSU still works. Basically, all the components still work.

So should I be worried about damaged components?
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December 27, 2013 5:06:46 AM

Were you shocked when you touched the computer or did you touch something else?
If your PC powers on and seems to work correctly then I wouldn't worry too much about it. If it was static electricity that was built up, and you discharged it when you touched your computer its not very likely that you damaged anything. You would have to have touched something that is static sensitive such as your motherboard.
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January 22, 2014 11:57:24 PM

Well, it's been a couple weeks and everything is still running great. Does this mean that my new CPU isn't damaged?
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January 23, 2014 6:19:04 PM

mike2012 said:
Well, it's been a couple weeks and everything is still running great. Does this mean that my new CPU isn't damaged?


Seems like your good :) 
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