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

22 dic 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 Tips4 mesi fa
    • اقا مهدی عالی بود

      M.H.A11 gamerM.H.A11 gamerGiorno fa
    • Oh. I know what ESD means. Electrostatic Devices. But... What's RAM means?

      Faizul FirhatFaizul Firhat3 giorni fa
    • Bro i watched your video

      Preidentbrine ALTPreidentbrine ALT5 giorni fa
    • Hi linus

      NASA’s AdventuresNASA’s Adventures8 giorni fa
    • Hi.

      FlameFlame8 giorni fa
  • I love ur channel happybi subbed

    Jason JuarezJason Juarez18 ore fa
  • اقا مهدی نایس

    M.H.A11 gamerM.H.A11 gamerGiorno fa
  • A persian man fighting against ram with electricity god i love this

    MattheLordMattheLordGiorno fa
  • Alrighty the Alphas in da house, just watched the Betas video and well guess where I ended up... I guess thats just the way it works... ; )

    kayakaya2 giorni fa
  • Breaking Bad

    piolinpiolin2 giorni fa
  • Why ground the stick? Isn't it the misplaced charge what kills them?

    DarthSquid2DarthSquid22 giorni fa
  • Finally. The RAM died. :D

    Faizul FirhatFaizul Firhat3 giorni fa
  • Mehdi : Who are you? Linus : Who are you? Me : Uhh.. I was help you 2 to kill a RAM.

    Faizul FirhatFaizul Firhat3 giorni fa
  • Did linus change voltage?! But... Why RAM not die yet? I think true.

    Faizul FirhatFaizul Firhat3 giorni fa
  • ElectroBOOM: "I fear no board" "But that thing" "It scares me"

    Charlie ZhangCharlie Zhang3 giorni fa
  • The Canadian Tech Avengers: Linus, Electroboom and the Hacksmith

    EverStormEverStorm3 giorni fa
  • Join linus discord bu typing LTT

    Preidentbrine ALTPreidentbrine ALT5 giorni fa
  • I hope you guys do another one sometimes in the future. After all you guys are neighbours. Both deal with electronics and you BOTH drop stuff on the floor. I'm sure you guys can come up with something funny.

    sermerlin1sermerlin16 giorni fa
  • They spread ground pins for return current and noise reduction on tho board. High speed circuit thing.

    Mateusz ZalewskiMateusz Zalewski6 giorni fa
  • That was fun. Been smiling the whole video!

    Alex SarkolAlex Sarkol6 giorni fa
  • What brand was the Memory as that impressive ESD protection.

    DJgregBrownDJgregBrown8 giorni fa
  • Two Legends here!

    MehdiMehdi8 giorni fa
  • This is more or less what I do for a job! Using specialized equipment, I take micro-chips and zap them, most failing under 2kV. I don't really have a computer background nor electrical background so I'm trying to learn what all goes through in the process. Ironically enough, I originally watched Linus's video before starting there and now I've seen yours! I appreciate all you do to show beginners what all the devices around us do, and what we take for granted, very interesting stuff!

  • Hi, I think you guys were "to positive" and "pulled"the energy. If you rather touched the guntip to a normal earth/ground, and then grounded the gun(I assume it has a ground clamp ) to your body, then the energy-impact would be "pushing" on the circuitboard rather than on you. Like welding, if you want to heat your tool, you go negative ground. If you want to heat the object, you go positive ground. Or if you want to kill a sandcastle on the beach.. You cant kill it with low-tide =)

    EivindT800EivindT80011 giorni fa
  • I've wrecked a cpu with a static shock.

    sl0ptartsl0ptart11 giorni fa
  • You forgot that going through flesh and skin can decrease the power of the electricity, including the volts.

    NehemzNehemz12 giorni fa
  • i laughed too hard at them getting shocked

    Minutestand Point.1Minutestand Point.112 giorni fa
  • awesome video, keep up the great work guys :D

    Luis Emilio Sanchez AguilarLuis Emilio Sanchez Aguilar13 giorni fa
  • Hey electroboom I am a kid and I want to understand electronic from the starting point. Please provide me set of video so I can be expert like you.

    Throttle ScienceThrottle Science13 giorni fa
  • Rip digital watch on mehdi's hand

  • 14:11 literally perfect outburst laugh cut

    Z_TechZ_Tech13 giorni fa
  • Couldn't you have just grounded a data pin specifically with the alligator clip and sparked to a ground rail?

    Tech_ 49FPVTech_ 49FPV13 giorni fa
  • interesting i killed several modules with ESD ............ and lots of USB sticks too

    Dark BreedDark Breed13 giorni fa
  • Finally Rick and Morty for free

  • We need linus and ElectroBoom to upgrade his Tesla's computer display.

    James RoiJames Roi15 giorni fa
  • So i watched 2 grown men zapping eachother.... LIKE :)

    Quinten DesmyterQuinten Desmyter16 giorni fa
  • How dare you people take pride in killing rams! Vegetarian is the only way to live, please stop hurting these poor poor rams.

    Joshua DayJoshua Day17 giorni fa
  • Just grab a hammer and hit it....easy Or plug it in to the wall

    Paw GamingPaw Gaming17 giorni fa
  • first time he didn't swear in a video

    Julius Rendelle E. BabistaJulius Rendelle E. Babista17 giorni fa
  • No beep bombs dropped?

    luqman rashidluqman rashid18 giorni fa
  • All you needed to do ... was get linus to touch it.

    Paul MichaelPaul Michael20 giorni fa
  • No virus can survive that

    Chandra SagarChandra Sagar23 giorni fa
  • 14:04 like hes been chewing that joke for a while and I love it.

    Germán García MartínezGermán García Martínez26 giorni fa
  • The freaking voice over dude... Awesome, awesomest. Hilarious

    Germán García MartínezGermán García Martínez26 giorni fa
  • I dont think that shoking your self is good with a watch on.

    UltimategamerUltimategamer27 giorni fa
  • Electroboom is exactly what I would expect from a real life Gru. Like he's obviously a villain and has fun being a villain but he's also just a good guy.

    Rob AnthonyRob Anthony28 giorni fa
  • Heat sink acts like a Faraday's cage protecting the data

    Daniel RoyDaniel Roy28 giorni fa
  • Um...what pandemic? Oh, yeah, the WHO changed the definition in 2009 to remove the stipulation of involving SICK PEOPLE. Been workin on this a while, eh? Please stop promoting a lie. You seem so much smarter than this.

    letmepicyou onlyletmepicyou only29 giorni fa
  • I want to see a memtest on one of the 'not dead' dimms. Big difference between 'ram that passes post' and 'ram I want to use'

    heavytanhatheavytanhat29 giorni fa
  • They should've switched their sponsor segments

    Akainatsu meAkainatsu meMese fa
  • Linus Tech Tips...On fire...; ]

    Earl LeeEarl LeeMese fa
  • I love such bunch of funny geeks

    amir hosseinamir hosseinMese fa
  • linus a true idiot, a dumb false tech guy with not even 4th grade phisics knowledge DUDE, heat up the heat spreaders first to soften the glue so that you don't take out the chips with it.....JFC I did that from my first ever try and it was common sense >_

    saiba.moesaiba.moeMese fa
  • Putting ram in a motherboard and powering it does not test functionality. Even a POST memory test just counts the addressable space. You need to set each bit low, and high, and reread the values; and even then you can hit some issues that show intermittently.

    Nick MichelsNick MichelsMese fa
  • Write public comments

    Rama Official CHRama Official CHMese fa
  • Thank you for telling me he’s from sad Linus meme

  • *There is too much unity in foreign youtubers !!*

    Mradul BhardwajMradul BhardwajMese fa
  • "the best collab doesn't exi- "

    IamANoobIamANoobMese fa
  • Make a video on " Light Products not to use while using inverter in home". Why???

    HobbitainmentHobbitainmentMese fa
  • Mehdi’s sponsor music always puts me in a zen happy place

    Joe H.SJoe H.SMese fa
  • I love your enthusiasm! Amazing content as always 😸

    BlairBlairMese fa
  • I like your hat Linus

    Manjulekha SettManjulekha SettMese fa
  • Ummm... just letting you know RAM can still boot your computer even when it's failed. I've had RAM even let me install applications and play games whilst it has been damaged.

    Fin SpinFin SpinMese fa
  • I must sleep, now. I have laughed SO hard, and for SO long, I can no longer walk.

    Chris PierceChris PierceMese fa
  • 2 Boys 1 Ram

    Aslan GuseinovAslan GuseinovMese fa
  • The body has its own series impedance which reduces the current to the RAM compared with direct connection. Also depending on footwear etc the body capacitance to ground is of the order of 200 pF so there is not much charge delivered. I think you have conclusively proven that current kills chips not voltage.

    TsardozTsardozMese fa
  • Use 🔨 Hammer 😂😂

    Ace4 AkashYTAce4 AkashYTMese fa
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    D3V3 L0P3RD3V3 L0P3RMese fa
  • The thing is “ElectroBOOM” is the scientist and Linus is just here for revenge😂

    Ahmed AlexanderAhmed AlexanderMese fa
  • You do not how deeply it pleases me that you chose Corsair as the ram to destroy! When I'm feeling down I find a corsair keyboard or other corsair device & destroy it for revenge, however I'm running out of their garbage to destroy so I came here

    JAYJAYMese fa
  • I do seriously wonder when Joe Biden talks without an audience with a mask on why they even bother.... just dub it yourself so he doesn't sound inept.

    scorpiomaj27scorpiomaj27Mese fa
  • This is what men really do when the ladies go out.

    Wak ScientistWak ScientistMese fa
  • In the first times of MOS technology, I mean NMOS, PMOS, those components are very sensitive to ESD. Nowadays those old technologies have disappeared and are replaced by CMOS with shottky diodes at the input, eventually protecting from little discharge, and you first need to blow one of those diode to kill the circuit behind at the end

    CaptainDangeaxCaptainDangeaxMese fa
  • AH, HURTS SO MUCH. do it again

    DannyGuyDannyGuyMese fa
  • He's in pain, we're laughing. Does that make us bad persons?

    Andrea FrascaAndrea FrascaMese fa
  • It’s a dumb test… ram is extremely sensitive to static. The way ram works is a cell that includes a transistor and capacitor for each bit. Over voltage on a capacitor is extremely bad because it will short or worse.. explode. You can take out a huge portion of the chip with one fault in the array of cells. Would love to see if “curiousmark” a electronics engineer and computer scientist on youtube (most known for his xerox alto work and the Apollo guidance computer work) unlid the ram and show the damage on a microscope.

    Jay BrooksJay BrooksMese fa
  • I killed a CMOS chip on a friends electric decoder with static electricity. So it can happen but maybe modern computer components are too good.

    gamingSlashergamingSlasherMese fa
  • Can one create ESD with a toothbrush?

    Guersom FalconGuersom FalconMese fa
  • U can’t manage killing electronics with a by ESD-gun charged body? I managed killing a ram module by holding it in my hand while walking over a carpet...

    MoritzMoritzMese fa
  • thats why RAM board is life time waranty.. they just refuse to die..

    S. Bayu AdiS. Bayu AdiMese fa
  • If you used a Tree instead_ Tree~0~BOOM

    W5AWGW5AWGMese fa
  • im starting to think mehdi Loves pain .. watching his videos kinda like 50 shades of gray 😂

    khorkheh borkheaskhorkheh borkheasMese fa
  • you lost me as a sub i subed to you when you only had 460 people subbed to you you were a strong brilliant man and you let that go for a lil youtube fame and money i hope you do whats right and stop selling out il never watch another video tell then have a good one

    truth prevailstruth prevailsMese fa
  • i used to like u man but u just supported the lie of this plandemic you are a sell out and have betrayed humanity with your actions il never forgive u you were my idol who gave me hope and knoledge why have youu done this p.s overunity is real the bedini genarator easly proves overunity ienstien was a idumbass energy can be created and it can be destroyed as in eletricty dark matter air sun light but matter physical matter can only be transformed they are two diffrent things i wish you could see that

    truth prevailstruth prevailsMese fa
  • I admit that I only watched this to see Linus get shocked for a bit :D

    Tom TeiterTom TeiterMese fa
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    Zaizh FaroZaizh FaroMese fa
    • +1 5 3 0 4 2 8 5 8 7 0

      Zaizh FaroZaizh FaroMese fa
  • What’s your Gmail so I can add you on zoom!

    Choccy Milk helps the pain go awayChoccy Milk helps the pain go awayMese fa
  • maybe it just damaged a little bit of it.. try running memtest .. im sure all the memory chips need to be functional for the system to POST? :shrug:

    Roger HRoger HMese fa
  • It's not a Mehdi video until you trip his breakers

    Ashish BinuAshish BinuMese fa
  • itworlds.info/round/eKlkorl8r7CkiGM/video Mehdi, this is the quickest way I think. :D this guy did it in less than 30sec.

    Y. LatinovY. LatinovMese fa
  • Just because it posts doesn't means it's not got borked transistors

    shodanxxshodanxxMese fa
  • 45 will kill it

    ItzPikkkzItzPikkkzMese fa
  • Why didnt you guys just hammered it to bits

    General squirrelGeneral squirrelMese fa
  • Can i kill my phone with static electricity

    General squirrelGeneral squirrelMese fa
  • Wich Is te brand of that ram? I want it

    Miguel BakuMiguel BakuMese fa
  • Brought you by:

    Guildev MontskiGuildev Montski2 mesi fa
  • I am more concerned about them getting cardiac arrest

    Anuj Singh BaisAnuj Singh Bais2 mesi fa
  • um not going to test the ram? you're just gonna let it turn on? it would be good to test the ram in some kind of stress test to check addresses arent fried

    dwarfer777dwarfer7772 mesi fa
  • thats why i always trust corsair for my computer ram, they are really durable ram memory

    buddy byronbuddy byron2 mesi fa
  • and my dad tells me not to put my arduino on the floor.

  • They're called hertz for a reason.

    Carl OlssonCarl Olsson2 mesi fa
    • no

      Parallax PerceptionParallax Perception2 mesi fa
  • uh, linus is boring, you should find a better sidekick.

    ipasuhdipasuhd2 mesi fa
  • this was good

    Pyro KingPyro King2 mesi fa
  • "It's almost like the engineers who design computers...like...do it for a living." 🤣

    Dan SDan S2 mesi fa