Static sparks

oswold

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I was handling my motherboard yesterday when I accidently touched a capacitor type thing near the PCIe x1 slots at the bottom. I though I had grounded my self before, but I must have developed more static afterwards.

Is this really bad, or do static shocks only mess up certain components on the motherboard?
 

billdcat4

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I was handling my motherboard yesterday when I accidently touched a capacitor type thing near the PCIe x1 slots at the bottom. I though I had grounded my self before, but I must have developed more static afterwards.

Is this really bad, or do static shocks only mess up certain components on the motherboard?

For the Future: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16899888207

Hopefully you got lucky this time.