Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 2:26 PM (in response to Mikee-d)
Do you mean how to not destroy the RAM?
I have not had any issue if I handle the silicon-RAM-card by its plastic edges. Touching the RAM chips themselves on the card is not advised bit not fatal usually. But I *never* touch the gold-plated insert-pins because those are very electrically active.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 2:34 PM (in response to konrD)
Yes. Hold at the plastic sides to be safe, and touch smething metal that is plugged into grounded outlet like a lamp.
I also have a metal-body PC tower plugged into a wall and that serves me well.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 2:59 PM (in response to steve359)
Yeah, Thanks, some YouTube demo's recommend antis tactic Matt and wristband,I'am pretty capable with my hands but a complete novice with computers,so just want to be sure before I proceed with the installation.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 4:26 PM (in response to Mikee-d)
Anti-static straps are not completely unwarranted, and if you really do not trust yourself intially you can. But I have built 3 tower systems (install CPUs which are very statis sensitive, RAM, other cards) and replaced the RAM in my MBP. All without that strap. Just common sense and touch grounded metal, and touch only the plastic edges o the RAM boards.