Changing RAM - Do I need an anti-static wristband? Tags: RAM Computers Components Last response: January 18, 2013 11:14 PM in Components Share Bubbles12 January 18, 2013 2:37:20 PM If I turn off the computer, and at the tower, then unplug the computer completely; can I safely take out my old RAM and put the new ones in without an anti-static wristband? I don't have one, but I have received some RAM as a gift. More about : changing ram anti static wristband knightdog56 January 18, 2013 3:39:42 PM Yes you can, as long as you are touching something metalic on your computer case while doing the exchange. ronintexas January 18, 2013 4:58:30 PM knightdog is right...as long as the computer is plugged in AND powered down, it is grounded. When you touch the case, it is the same thing as grounding yourself with a wrist strap. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer clutchc January 18, 2013 11:14:26 PM +1^^ Leave the PSU plugged in (but switched off) to provide an earth ground. Not totally necessary, but a good idea. And try not to touch the memory sticks' contacts. A grounding wrist strap is a good idea, but with a little care to occasionally touch a grounded portion of the case/system, it is not needed. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedDo I need an Anti-Static Wristband for installing a case fan? Forum SolvedHow to use a anti-static wristband? Forum SolvedHow to use an anti-static wristband if you don't have any unpainted surfaces? Forum SolvedAnti-static Gloves, Wrist-band, or pad? Forum SolvedAnti-Static Wristband Help Forum SolvedHow to make a anti-static wristband Forum Antistatic Wristband Help Forum Do I need to wear a anti-static wrist band changing a keyboard on a hp g72?? Never fixed a laptop before. Forum Antistatic Wristbands needed for building a pc? Forum Building a PC with my feet on the carpet with a Anti-Static wristband on? Forum Cleaning PC with antistatic wristband. Forum Building a PC, Question about anti-static wristband Forum How do you use an antistatic mat and wristband Forum Anti-Static Wristband went through the washer and dryer, will it still work? Forum Anti-Static Wristband Forum Anti-static Wristband Forum SolvedDo I need a electrostatic wristband? Forum Alternatives to anti-static wristbands Forum SolvedAnti-static cord needed? Forum SolvedDo I need two anti-static wrist straps for each arm? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !