Gaming during thunderstorm - did I damage my PC? Tags: CPUs Gaming Headphones Last response: March 16, 2012 12:46 PM in CPUs Share loosley March 16, 2012 12:27:39 PM I was gaming last night, and since I had headphones on I didn't notice that there was a thunderstorm outside. After about 1 hour, I heard the thunder, and I shut it down normally. I have my PC connected to a UPS. When I checked the UPS's LCD display, it didn't show any new "Events". Do you think I damaged my computer by using it during a thunderstorm? More about : gaming thunderstorm damage silverliquicity a b à CPUs March 16, 2012 12:33:31 PM Does your PC still turn on? WR2 a c 203 à CPUs a b 4 Gaming March 16, 2012 12:36:17 PM If you did the shut down yourself - you should be OK. Related resources Sata drive malfunction after thunderstorm . - Forum Thunderstorm and dead ethernet port. - Forum How much damage did I just do? - Forum Why Did Motherboard Die During Prime95 - Forum Did I damage my CPU during install? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer loosley March 16, 2012 12:36:21 PM silverliquicity said:Does your PC still turn on? Yes. I also ran chkdsk on my hard drives and they didn't show any errors. WR2 a c 203 à CPUs a b 4 Gaming March 16, 2012 12:43:31 PM Your UPS should have protected you during the storm -> but shutting down was the smart move. FinneousPJ a b à CPUs a b 4 Gaming March 16, 2012 12:44:42 PM You would have noticed if it got damaged lol spookyman March 16, 2012 12:46:31 PM Well it sounds like your PC is fine. If you had a problems one of the first victims of a lightning would be your power supply. Just remember a UPS is useless in deflecting or stopping lighting. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCan a power outage damage my pc ? ForumWorst PC Build Screw Ups ForumDid I damage my CPU with improper thermal paste installation? ForumTwo Faulty PSU's; GFX Issues. ForumCrashing during gaming - Black Screen, sound loop. ForumMouse freezing during gaming ForumIs this a PSU or a GPU problem? ( PC shuts down when playing game ) ForumHow important is a surge protector? ForumDo I have a dead motherboard? No beep, no BIOS screen. ForumDid I screw my PC up by using Auto-Tune ForumPSU: Faulty or did I damage it? ForumWhere can I find a good mechanical keyboard? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !