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ESD when working in case?

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January 25, 2012 10:46:54 PM

So I recently was touching stuff inside my case, no PSU installed, just motherboard and cpu installed.

I forgot to use a ESD arm wrist couple of times, now I wonder if the motherboard/cpu can have gotten ESD damage?

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January 25, 2012 11:21:10 PM


Unless you wear silk socks and rub around on a wool carpet, ESD is just not a big deal in my experience. I've built hundreds of computers and upgraded far more and never worn a strap -- although I am careful to ground myself by touching grounded objects.

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January 25, 2012 11:46:11 PM

Yep. There shouldn't be any problems. I'd advise you do generally not do builds above carpet, but otherwise don't worry about it.