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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:12 pm 
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Yes. But it is not that likely. Do you have fried GPU?


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Do it scientifically. buy a Van de Graff generator and slowly ease your video card closer to it until you're sure it's been discharged into multiple times. Reinstall, see if it works.
Of course static can kill a video card. But, like my joke, you have to almost be trying to do it to achieve such a feat. Just make sure you always work on your rig on a metal or wooden table, and touch something metal to discharge any static you have built up on you before touching any components.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:10 pm 
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Yes. But it is not that likely. Do you have fried GPU?

well i just got my 5850 radeon and when i opened it i slightly touched the bottom metal parts i did touch my computer desks metal before grabbing the card. since i havent ordered the rest of the part i put it back into the box till i get the rest of my parts 2 build my rig.


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dabart65 wrote:
Yes. But it is not that likely. Do you have fried GPU?

well i just got my 5850 radeon and when i opened it i slightly touched the bottom metal parts i did touch my computer desks metal before grabbing the card. since i havent ordered the rest of the part i put it back into the box till i get the rest of my parts 2 build my rig.

you'll be fine. Just don't handle it while standing on thick carpet.


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What is ithttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrostatic_sensitive_device.
A good start.

Lots of good info out there likehttp://www.siliconfareast.com/esd.htm


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dabart65 wrote:
Yes. But it is not that likely. Do you have fried GPU?

well i just got my 5850 radeon and when i opened it i slightly touched the bottom metal parts i did touch my computer desks metal before grabbing the card. since i havent ordered the rest of the part i put it back into the box till i get the rest of my parts 2 build my rig.

you'll be fine. Just don't handle it while standing on thick carpet.



You will be fine. Just discharge yourself like you have been doing before handling the parts. 99.9% common sense. Just the fact that you asked and are concerned about being careful is an important start.

I have never zapped a PC part from static. Now dropping screws onto a powered up MB, that is a different (and stupid, sad) story. :lol:


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dabart65 wrote:
Spartacus wrote:
ugotfried wrote:
dabart65 wrote:
Yes. But it is not that likely. Do you have fried GPU?

well i just got my 5850 radeon and when i opened it i slightly touched the bottom metal parts i did touch my computer desks metal before grabbing the card. since i havent ordered the rest of the part i put it back into the box till i get the rest of my parts 2 build my rig.

you'll be fine. Just don't handle it while standing on thick carpet.



You will be fine. Just discharge yourself like you have been doing before handling the parts. 99.9% common sense. Just the fact that you asked and are concerned about being careful is an important start.

I have never zapped a PC part from static. Now dropping screws onto a powered up MB, that is a different (and stupid, sad) story. :lol:


+2 We all occasionally get hit by the "Damn I'm good and can do no wrong" syndrome. 8)


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+2 We all occasionally get hit by the "Damn I'm good and can do no wrong" syndrome. 8)
Yep.
Case in point: had the cable guy here to do a CableCard install on my PC about 2 months ago. Somehow, pins got bent in the CC slot in my ATI DCT - couldn't insert the card.
"Not a problem", I said. "Just pull the tuner, fix the pins, and put it back in", I said. "No need to shut down", I said. :lol:
Technically, this is doable - an internal ATI DCT simply sits in an x1 slot for mounting - all electrical connections are via USB, and a floppy power connector. So, you can, technically, R&I the tuner while the system is 'live.'
Neighboring slot had a 4-port USB card in it.
I bumped the USB card when I was pulling (or installing, don't know which), partially dislodging the card. :oops:
That PCI slot is no longer functional. :(


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+2 We all occasionally get hit by the "Damn I'm good and can do no wrong" syndrome. 8)
Yep.
Case in point: had the cable guy here to do a CableCard install on my PC about 2 months ago. Somehow, pins got bent in the CC slot in my ATI DCT - couldn't insert the card.
"Not a problem", I said. "Just pull the tuner, fix the pins, and put it back in", I said. "No need to shut down", I said. :lol:
Technically, this is doable - an internal ATI DCT simply sits in an x1 slot for mounting - all electrical connections are via USB, and a floppy power connector. So, you can, technically, R&I the tuner while the system is 'live.'
Neighboring slot had a 4-port USB card in it.
I bumped the USB card when I was pulling (or installing, don't know which), partially dislodging the card. :oops:
That PCI slot is no longer functional. :(

I've broken a PCI port on my board that way. Dislodged a wireless card while plugging and unplugging fans to see which one was the noisy one, was later pulling my hair out trying to figure out why the wireless card wouldn't work until I tossed a good PCI video card in it and that PC stopped booting.


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 Post subject: Re: can you kill a graphics card with static electricity
PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:55 pm 
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Hi I just got a new GPU and while opening it I accidentally touched the bottom of the PCB but very lightly. I was sitting in a chair with my feet off the ground but the chair is on carped. Is it broken now. I currently have no where to test it cause I'm still waiting for half of my parts. Thanks


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