SDRAM, DDR, DDR2 Computer Memory Upgrade
Antistatic Wrist Strap
Before installing the memory module in your computer, it's very important to put on an antistatic wrist strap. The alligator clip should be attached to a nonpainted metal surface on the case. The antistatic wrist strap prevents static electricity from building up. RAM modules are very sensitive. They can be electronically destoyed by a charge of static electricity. As an extra precaution, it's a good idea not to shuffle around while working inside the computer case. If you need to change position then let go of any electronic component, change your position, get comfortable again, then touch the nonpainted metal surface of the case with your hand before touching anything else. Touching the nonpainted metal surface of the case with your hand is another way to harmlessly release any static buildup. But this is an extra precautionary step - you should still always wear the antistatic wrist strap while working inside the case for any reason.
Good anti-static wrist straps are not expensive,
such as this Belkin anti-static wrist strap from Amazon.
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