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Old 04-13-2007, 11:30 PM   #1
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well ima bout to buy a 8800 graphics card but people say if i dont have a anti-static strap it can damage it, what does it do?

ok thx figured out what it does but now how exactly does it work? i mean what do i attach it too? Also im going to order this when i order my pc case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16899888207
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Old 04-13-2007, 11:37 PM   #2
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It keeps you grounded. I have never used one, and have yet to short anything out. If you are still worried, grab onto a grounded object as you work with your foot. (such as a pipe or a radiator)
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Old 04-13-2007, 11:38 PM   #3
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It keeps you grounded, so you don't zap your 8800. There not needed, just stand on a non carpeted floor, and touch some metal before you start. Im not to careful when fooling with my comp, and ive never shorted anything. Don't worry about it.

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Old 04-13-2007, 11:46 PM   #4
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o man maybe i should get this right now ive been taking apart my pc on the carpet floor and i havent touched anything metal in a while, lol thx btw.
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I'm gonna get one soon, my mobo died so I need to be more careful now.
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Old 04-14-2007, 12:40 AM   #6
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Go touch your sister or mother or wife on the nose..
If you dont get slapped then you dont need one
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Old 04-14-2007, 01:18 AM   #7
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Go touch your sister or mother or wife on the nose..
If you dont get slapped then you dont need one
haha thats a good way to ground urself. lol
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