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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote b3n Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2010 at 4:17pm
I dont think I have ever used an anti-static wristband in years of building PC's
Might explain why I have had parts die on me though!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote odc04r Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2010 at 4:28pm
I just touch a grounded point (radiator pipe etc) before I start and don't build them in carpet covered rooms Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Admin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2010 at 5:30pm
I do have anti static wrist bands in my tool kit, but never use them.

I do the same as odc04r stay away from carpets and sometimes if I remember touch a grounding point.

Considering I am often taking apart £5,000 plus servers I really should start wearing one.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote norty303 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2010 at 5:36pm
Same here, never used an antistatic band.

I normally install the PSU first, and then plug it into the power socket but turned off. You now have the case grounded. I just make sure I touch the case periodically whilst working, but as you're normally rooting round inside anyway, it's fairly hard not to ground yourself. I've never killed a component so it must work....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bassmish Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2010 at 5:58pm
that's what I would have done norty

got me a wristband today tho, to be on the safeside. although I can'T SAY i really understand how it's gonna be any help...

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Calculus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2010 at 8:21am
do you not need heat sink compound when fitting the fan to the processor???
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Originally posted by Calculus Calculus wrote:

do you not need heat sink compound when fitting the fan to the processor???
Should come with that on it.. The White stuff you mean?
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Most coolers will come with a heat compound pad preapplied. Performance is not usually as good compared to if you were to remove it (scrape it off + acetone) and reapply a smaller amount of higher quality paste I find. Certainly does work though.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Calculus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2010 at 11:08am
cool just wondered.. the white stuff is apparently a silver oxide paste.... I reset the prossessor in my laptop with some and cleaned the fan best thing i ever did with the laptop after two n half years it was full o dust...made it run like new again.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Calculus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2010 at 11:09am
same stuff between chips on amps and the main heatsink if you ever wondered what the white gloop is.
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aargh!

I just got my mother board and precessor, so I'm gonna start uilding right away!

BUT.. I have no keyboard!!

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