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Do CPU's conduct electricity to the heatsink?

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September 4, 2011 7:27:27 PM

Hey,

Just wondering if it's safe to have a metal wire touching the computer case and the heatsink or will this cause some kind of short circuit?

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a b à CPUs
September 4, 2011 7:41:12 PM

The heat spreader does not have electricity to it. It's best not to have wires touching the heatsink primarily due to fan vibration that can eventually chaff thru the wire insolation.
a c 219 à CPUs
September 4, 2011 8:01:49 PM

What is the purpose of this wire from the comp. case to the heat sink ? Because of the threat of static electricity it's best not to have unnessesary wires in the case. You could permenently damage one of the many chips and capacitors on the motherboard.
September 4, 2011 8:02:10 PM

Basically I use a Silver Arrow and will be moving my computer around a lot, I bought this think steel wire that clips onto the SA and the case to support it.
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