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? m 0 l 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. m 0 l Related resources [urgent] Did I damage my PC (more specifically my motherboard)? - Forum Did I damage my CPU during install? - Forum PC no longer recognizing any video cards. Did I damage my PCIe slot somehow? - Forum How to Secure a Gaming PC During a Long Car Ride? - Forum Help my PC reboots during gaming - 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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l 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 m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedPC turns off randomly during games Forum PC in hot room - did I damage it? Forum Did anyone buy an nvidia card during the free game promotion? Forum Newly built pc froze during sleep mode. Just pressing power button did not normally shutdown computer or wake up. Forum Newly built pc froze during sleep mode. Just pressing power button did not normally shutdown computer or wake up. Forum SolvedPC blackout/reboot during games. Forum SolvedPc Reboots During Gaming Forum SolvedPc Restart During games ! Forum Solved$1400 gaming PC build, did I choose good parts? Forum Did I damage my new PC? Forum SolvedPC fails GPU stress test within a second and restarts during gaming. Forum SolvedPC Crashes after during gaming and wont start up for at least 10 min after? Forum SolvedPC crash during online game. Forum SolvedWhat should i change in my Gaming PC setup (i5, GTX 580)? It shuts down during gaming, once during browsing on Chrome Forum SolvedPC Crashes During Gaming and Nothing but a Bright Red Screen Appears. Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !