What It Takes to Break a RAM with ESD (ft. Linus Tech Tips)

22. 12. 2020
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We handle computer parts without ESD protection most of the times. But what does it take to break one with ESD through human body? Let’s check it out!
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By: Mehdi Sadaghdar

  • This was super fun! Hope you all enjoyed watching us recoil in pain... I guess.

    Linus Tech TipsLinus Tech TipsPřed 2 měsíci
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    • Ok

      XDarqnessXDarqnessPřed 8 dny
    • @Vader Tech Well, yea. Linus is a buffoon with shallow knowledge learned at youtube university. This was the very first video from EB that I didn't even watch. Well ok, I DID watch 2 minutes of it but linus is still an anoyying barnstormer.

      matskatsabamatskatsabaPřed 9 dny
    • very much so

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  • The mushy stew pathophysiologically scribble because birch parenthetically admire beside a grotesque lamb. youthful, three colon

    Ninja KittyNinja KittyPřed 2 hodinami
  • The tables obviously working against you. The ground is also more conductive for some reason

    Syrup DrizzleSyrup DrizzlePřed 14 hodinami
  • his voice, the doom in it, yeah exactly.

    Caleb BeachCaleb BeachPřed 19 hodinami
  • well since the entire computer chase is grounded.. so you get grounded when you touch it when the power plug is in but the on and off switch can be set to off and you are grounded at all time as you work on it. . taking that you roll up your sleeves and rest your arms on the metal from time to time, I got a full aluminium chase so I had to pull ground cables to everything just in chase. since I have trust issues towards alu and it's capabilities

    Icie FlakeIcie FlakePřed dnem
  • 😄

    ACE 47NBACE 47NBPřed dnem
  • 6:58 You can see the discharge inside the ram where the alligator clips are.

    CSCJBCSCJBPřed dnem
  • WoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooW

    Eduardo ValentimEduardo ValentimPřed dnem
  • This is funny as hell who would dislike this???? What jerks and trolls

    chicken manchicken manPřed 2 dny
  • linus finally hit puberty

    epepepeepepepePřed 2 dny
  • 4:10 haha that was adorable.

    The MadrummerThe MadrummerPřed 2 dny
  • How did I miss this one! lol love it

    Boda ScambaitsBoda ScambaitsPřed 2 dny
  • Maybe it only damages a section of memory that is not being used on boot - I know it is slower, but you probably need to do a memory check to really know.

    Warrior CoderWarrior CoderPřed 2 dny
  • Internal HT burns will give you gangrene and loss of limbs,no big deal then.

    john amptechjohn amptechPřed 2 dny
  • 👁 👁 👃 👄

    Gorkha EngineeringGorkha EngineeringPřed 3 dny
  • Now try a CPU.

    Eric MEric MPřed 3 dny
  • Keep in mind that both of their body resistance is different and the sticks of ram used were different

    Nanosyber wwNanosyber wwPřed 3 dny
  • 5:10 i spend 15 minutes looking for this moment is so funny :D

    Windows 7 ultimateWindows 7 ultimatePřed 3 dny
  • Why do you sound like homer simspon? :O

    Francisco AbreuFrancisco AbreuPřed 3 dny
  • Meanwhile, I casually shuffle my feet into the local Arduino store and every random device I buy is dead 😡 How the f#$k do you kill a heat-sink anyway! 🤬

    95rav95ravPřed 5 dny
  • I've killed a gpu(it's ram) with ESD so not sure why u couldn't, maybe I should show you the how? ...GPU was "working" but anything that had to do with load ...it failed every time ..back when GPU's didn't cover ram chips // Working doesn't mean it's stable, far from it

    EvroNetworkEvroNetworkPřed 5 dny
  • Obviously, you needed to stick a needle underneath your fingernail to fine tune your touch.

    95rav95ravPřed 5 dny
  • Geeeezzzzzzz Rick

    Laurence FabilaLaurence FabilaPřed 5 dny
  • You guys are smart, you should know that if it’s NOT an N95 mask then it’s not helping anything and is only for show. You people look so stupid.

    Lucas FūrLucas FūrPřed 5 dny
  • ElectroLinus :/

    VDHVDHPřed 5 dny
  • Has anyone actually killed electronic components with static before? Anyone? No? MYTH BUSTED!

    TheFuzzy0neTheFuzzy0nePřed 5 dny
  • Esd can damage some memory modules so that it still works but bluescreens when the OS tries to use the damaged part of the RAM... Thats what i've seen in the past. RAM can still boot but randomly crash due to partial ESD damage, which is just as useless as completely dead as in this video. You would have to spend few minutes fully testing the ram to detect this

    James FactionJames FactionPřed 5 dny
  • Hmm.. Just because a DIMM passes the power on test doesn't mean it's good. I realise it would slow things down significantly, but I'd be interested to see this experiment repeated with a full memtestX86 run between each discharge..

    Olly LappageOlly LappagePřed 5 dny
  • Imagine if your RAM Chip committed suicide

    Plutonium 239Plutonium 239Před 5 dny
  • It's hard to kill ram, that's why they put a lifetime warranty 🤣

    Micaellano EricMicaellano EricPřed 5 dny
  • The charges are going down the ground ..why don't you step in something that will isolate you from the floor/ground?

    Stephen ChenStephen ChenPřed 6 dny
  • @ElectroBOOM I'd say it's long overdue that you're awarded the IEEE Medal of Honor with "V" device for valor (or the Canadian counterpart, for that matter) for always putting yourself (and your pain tolerance) on the line above and beyond the call of duty.

    Drops2centsDrops2centsPřed 6 dny
  • Not human

  • Why you use plastic Safe the turtle bro

    m w 10m w 10Před 6 dny
  • Great guy great personality love the knowledge and please don't electrocute your self .Johnny number 5 needs more input

    Matthew CrewsMatthew CrewsPřed 6 dny
  • Built my most recent PC without an anti static. *Laughs in Russian Roulette*

    GreyshirkGreyshirkPřed 6 dny
  • When electronic meets the electric

    abhishek singhabhishek singhPřed 6 dny
  • So it's playing Russian roulette with a 1000000 chamber revolver.

    Pieter RossouwPieter RossouwPřed 6 dny
  • 0:29 , That's because computer is not conected to current

    Daniel ToaderDaniel ToaderPřed 7 dny
  • 0:35 LMAO

    Fornoles Renz Gabriel, F.Fornoles Renz Gabriel, F.Před 7 dny
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    LavachoraLavachoraPřed 7 dny
  • I've worked a good couple of years as a computer technician, repairing and assembling PCs and other computery things daily. No ESD protection whatsoever, and still no part deaths to speak of.

    ArduskArduskPřed 7 dny
  • Im no electronics expert, but i think the shock wasnt as effective as it should be. Zapping it while its not doing anything shouldnt do much, but zapping it while it is functioning could be worse.

    KayazeKayazePřed 7 dny
  • 80’s electronics was awful... I nearly hit my electronics instructor in the face with a robotic arm... I told him we had a problem with the arm going bonkers... He tried it and it worked fine... I just reached across and touched the cpu socked and the robot arm swung across and missed his face by millimetres as he leaned back. It only threw a wobbly whenever I was touching it.

    NeoMorph WTHNeoMorph WTHPřed 7 dny
  • U r awesome sir... Love from india❤️

  • Now i know which ram i suppose to buy

    Mr. DMr. DPřed 7 dny
  • A man and a boy play with an intent to kill

    Mister AAAMister AAAPřed 8 dny
  • The thing is, most of electronics today are made more tougher against ESD. If the ram they are tying to kill is a SD Ram or a an old DDR1, it will be dead

    Patricio'sPatricio'sPřed 8 dny
  • Watching 2 men trying to kill a ram 🙄 amazing

    Gautam GHOSTGautam GHOSTPřed 8 dny
  • Moral of the story, you *shouldn’t* try it but you *can* if you want

    Totally Not A HumanTotally Not A HumanPřed 8 dny
  • I cant tell you how many MOSFETS I killed as a kid from improper static precautions.

    stdornstdornPřed 8 dny
  • they touched the hardware

    Naseem ShanboorNaseem ShanboorPřed 8 dny
  • You had a lot of fun with ESD, try LSD next

    Abizhar -Abizhar -Před 8 dny
  • Finally someone greater than linus #

    Microsoft TeamsMicrosoft TeamsPřed 9 dny
  • I love your videos. But please stop recommending that buffoon. He doesn't need recommendations in the first place because youtube already does that. The bloody algo kept popping his stupid videos even though never liked any of them and kept clicking "not interested" for years. Finally we got the option to "don't recommend this channel" and then here you go at it. -_- /unsub /dl

    matskatsabamatskatsabaPřed 9 dny
  • Wile E Coyote and Bugs Bunny team up to defeat the Road Runner

    Alphon MöllerAlphon MöllerPřed 9 dny

    Diaz Cris jhericoDiaz Cris jhericoPřed 10 dny
  • How about the magic wand

    World PeaceWorld PeacePřed 10 dny
  • I love the idea, I need to see facial expression of Mehdi

    Youssef AhourriYoussef AhourriPřed 10 dny
  • Smart watch survived ?

    Kinoshita HideyoshiKinoshita HideyoshiPřed 10 dny

    Mudasir MirMudasir MirPřed 10 dny
  • Doesn't high voltage kill bacteria?

    Hu ArweHu ArwePřed 10 dny
  • ElectroBOOM Why do we have to do this!! *Linus looks at his ElectroBOOMs' subscriber count; than his own* LTT: it's for the best.

    Ty_ teyniumTy_ teyniumPřed 10 dny
  • take a look at my videos, It doesn't phase me much, I did it on the bleachers at Washougal High School.

    Graphene PixelGraphene PixelPřed 11 dny
  • Sadistic but very entertaining

    Adriano OrmondeAdriano OrmondePřed 11 dny
  • 9:38 Samir, you are braking the car

    Вне ФантазииВне ФантазииPřed 11 dny
  • Excellent educational videos ElectroBoom keep them coming up. Great job.

    M MM MPřed 12 dny
  • When you were doing this, did your watch charge or not if not then why and if yes then how please i want to know.

    jasmeet singh khalsajasmeet singh khalsaPřed 12 dny
  • The world's greatest crossover doesn't exi.....

    Giovanni VeraGiovanni VeraPřed 12 dny
  • Ey, Mehdi, didn't you forget that the Voltage might be slightly different value because of your body resistance?

    AzureSpeedAzureSpeedPřed 13 dny
  • I hate sponsors. just a waste of time in my opinion

    Timur AlievTimur AlievPřed 13 dny
  • Alternative title: Sadistic set of eyebrows shocks the hell out of tech CSworldr Also: Would you consider taking apart an old (thick) television? I was brought up with tales of "Don't touch the TV, you'll die because of the residual charge". Then I was a broke student who ripped copper out of other student's scrapped TV and never got that, at all. Until I ran across a TV someone unplugged, found broke and tossed out while I was watching and it was a bit of a shocking experience (although I admittedly failed to die from electrocution).

    Niek VelsNiek VelsPřed 13 dny
  • fucking made lad went all the way to linus just to shock him dry . respect

    ゼロとぉゼロとぉPřed 14 dny
  • IT’S ALIVE!!!!!

    ZeynZeynPřed 14 dny
  • Linus is smol

    jacob donovanjacob donovanPřed 14 dny
  • lol its looks like iranin guy

    mahan usbmahan usbPřed 15 dny
  • Sadistic X Masocist

    Mild DeeMild DeePřed 15 dny
    • x)

      Bonnie LapinBonnie LapinPřed 15 dny
  • They should have run MemTest86 to verify...

    raysonloginraysonloginPřed 15 dny
  • Did anyone notice that nand gates fail on high current situation

    • Not high voltage

  • With great powers comes with high electricity bill

    Edrick MoisesEdrick MoisesPřed 16 dny
  • His much better explaining about the sponsor, i guess.

    Ozaki TMOzaki TMPřed 16 dny
  • This video it sponsored by sesonic sesonic great power supply it good for great computer

    Leo The Gamer LinLeo The Gamer LinPřed 16 dny
  • 3:23 Linus taking his revenge

    Mr Sol GamingMr Sol GamingPřed 16 dny
  • Yeah, fantastic colab! Two great guys zapping RAM memory... well, maybe I should find some job for this afternoon. :p

    Last AwakeLast AwakePřed 17 dny

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    B TVB TVPřed 17 dny
  • Best collab of all time 👌👌👌👌👌

    Augustas PaulauskasAugustas PaulauskasPřed 17 dny
  • Asylums bring this madman into custody he is danger to everyone

    Just IvanJust IvanPřed 17 dny
  • The ESD protection on most chips will easily clamp most discharges as long as the current is low. Too much current will burn out the ESD protection diodes inside the chips. Mehdi's body resistance is keeping the current low enough not to exceed those diodes' ratings.

    Chris ParkerChris ParkerPřed 18 dny
  • Throw it in a bucket of water or smash it with a hammer! 😉

    Chirag VChirag VPřed 19 dny
  • This brings back memories.

    Marc.2377Marc.2377Před 20 dny
    • Ahhh you cheeky bastard lol...

      LB7LB7Před 9 dny
  • Why Linus tech doesn't know many motherboard doest need RAM to spin the CPU fan 🙄

    Mr HuskyMr HuskyPřed 20 dny
  • *Mehdi: I am going to borrow an ESD gun and SHOCK Linus,..I mean join him for testing.* 🤣🤣

    Raj MohammadRaj MohammadPřed 20 dny
  • i love this guy back

    Dofri NT20Dofri NT20Před 21 dnem
  • Okay, but what would I have to do to generate that kind of voltage in order to kill my RAM?

    MrBanditguyMrBanditguyPřed 21 dnem
  • ElectroLINUS xD

    Awesome AasimAwesome AasimPřed 21 dnem
  • Does your Watch still work hahaha

    Robert F. DonahueRobert F. DonahuePřed 22 dny
  • 0:35 uh oh run run run run run run run run

    Epic gamerEpic gamerPřed 22 dny
  • Heatgun....has soon has I said that in my head you go get it hahaha

    Rival 819Rival 819Před 22 dny
  • Linus Sex Tips

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