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

22 dec. 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 TipsAcum 2 luni
    • linus sex tips

      epepepeepepepeAcum 10 ore
    • Xd

      nice cat2nice cat2Acum 2 Zile
    • Ok

      XDarqnessXDarqnessAcum 5 Zile
    • @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.

      matskatsabamatskatsabaAcum 7 Zile
    • very much so

      299,999 chicken nuggies299,999 chicken nuggiesAcum 9 Zile
  • linus finally hit puberty

    epepepeepepepeAcum 10 ore
  • 4:10 haha that was adorable.

    The MadrummerThe MadrummerAcum 10 ore
  • How did I miss this one! lol love it

    Boda ScambaitsBoda ScambaitsAcum 11 ore
  • 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 CoderAcum 14 ore
  • Internal HT burns will give you gangrene and loss of limbs,no big deal then.

    john amptechjohn amptechAcum 16 ore
  • 👁 👁 👃 👄

    Gorkha EngineeringGorkha EngineeringAcum o Zi
  • Now try a CPU.

    Eric MEric MAcum o Zi
  • Keep in mind that both of their body resistance is different and the sticks of ram used were different

    Nanosyber wwNanosyber wwAcum o Zi
  • 5:10 i spend 15 minutes looking for this moment is so funny :D

    Windows 7 ultimateWindows 7 ultimateAcum o Zi
  • Why do you sound like homer simspon? :O

    Francisco AbreuFrancisco AbreuAcum o Zi
  • 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! 🤬

    95rav95ravAcum 2 Zile
  • 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

    EvroNetworkEvroNetworkAcum 2 Zile
  • Obviously, you needed to stick a needle underneath your fingernail to fine tune your touch.

    95rav95ravAcum 2 Zile
  • Geeeezzzzzzz Rick

    Laurence FabilaLaurence FabilaAcum 3 Zile
  • 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 FūrAcum 3 Zile
  • ElectroLinus :/

    VDHVDHAcum 3 Zile
  • Has anyone actually killed electronic components with static before? Anyone? No? MYTH BUSTED!

    TheFuzzy0neTheFuzzy0neAcum 3 Zile
  • 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 FactionAcum 3 Zile
  • 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 LappageAcum 3 Zile
  • Imagine if your RAM Chip committed suicide

    Plutonium 239Plutonium 239Acum 3 Zile
  • It's hard to kill ram, that's why they put a lifetime warranty 🤣

    Micaellano EricMicaellano EricAcum 3 Zile
  • The charges are going down the ground ..why don't you step in something that will isolate you from the floor/ground?

    Stephen ChenStephen ChenAcum 4 Zile
  • @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.

    Drops2centsDrops2centsAcum 4 Zile
  • Not human

  • Why you use plastic Safe the turtle bro

    m w 10m w 10Acum 4 Zile
  • Great guy great personality love the knowledge and please don't electrocute your self .Johnny number 5 needs more input

    Matthew CrewsMatthew CrewsAcum 4 Zile
  • Built my most recent PC without an anti static. *Laughs in Russian Roulette*

    GreyshirkGreyshirkAcum 4 Zile
  • When electronic meets the electric

    abhishek singhabhishek singhAcum 4 Zile
  • So it's playing Russian roulette with a 1000000 chamber revolver.

    Pieter RossouwPieter RossouwAcum 4 Zile
  • 0:29 , That's because computer is not conected to current

    Daniel ToaderDaniel ToaderAcum 4 Zile
  • 0:35 LMAO

    Fornoles Renz Gabriel, F.Fornoles Renz Gabriel, F.Acum 5 Zile
  • NordVPN

    LavachoraLavachoraAcum 5 Zile
  • 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.

    ArduskArduskAcum 5 Zile
  • 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.

    KayazeKayazeAcum 5 Zile
  • 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 WTHAcum 5 Zile
  • U r awesome sir... Love from india❤️

  • Now i know which ram i suppose to buy

    Mr. DMr. DAcum 5 Zile
  • A man and a boy play with an intent to kill

    Mister AAAMister AAAAcum 5 Zile
  • 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'sAcum 5 Zile
  • Watching 2 men trying to kill a ram 🙄 amazing

    Gautam GHOSTGautam GHOSTAcum 6 Zile
  • Moral of the story, you *shouldn’t* try it but you *can* if you want

    Totally Not A HumanTotally Not A HumanAcum 6 Zile
  • I cant tell you how many MOSFETS I killed as a kid from improper static precautions.

    stdornstdornAcum 6 Zile
  • they touched the hardware

    Naseem ShanboorNaseem ShanboorAcum 6 Zile
  • You had a lot of fun with ESD, try LSD next

    Abizhar -Abizhar -Acum 6 Zile
  • Finally someone greater than linus #

    Microsoft TeamsMicrosoft TeamsAcum 6 Zile
  • 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

    matskatsabamatskatsabaAcum 7 Zile
  • Wile E Coyote and Bugs Bunny team up to defeat the Road Runner

    Alphon MöllerAlphon MöllerAcum 7 Zile

    Diaz Cris jhericoDiaz Cris jhericoAcum 7 Zile
  • How about the magic wand

    World PeaceWorld PeaceAcum 8 Zile
  • I love the idea, I need to see facial expression of Mehdi

    Youssef AhourriYoussef AhourriAcum 8 Zile
  • Smart watch survived ?

    Kinoshita HideyoshiKinoshita HideyoshiAcum 8 Zile

    Mudasir MirMudasir MirAcum 8 Zile
  • Doesn't high voltage kill bacteria?

    Hu ArweHu ArweAcum 8 Zile
  • 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_ teyniumAcum 8 Zile
  • take a look at my videos, It doesn't phase me much, I did it on the bleachers at Washougal High School.

    Graphene PixelGraphene PixelAcum 9 Zile
  • Sadistic but very entertaining

    Adriano OrmondeAdriano OrmondeAcum 9 Zile
  • 9:38 Samir, you are braking the car

    Вне ФантазииВне ФантазииAcum 9 Zile
  • Excellent educational videos ElectroBoom keep them coming up. Great job.

    M MM MAcum 9 Zile
  • 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 khalsaAcum 10 Zile
  • The world's greatest crossover doesn't exi.....

    Giovanni VeraGiovanni VeraAcum 10 Zile
  • Ey, Mehdi, didn't you forget that the Voltage might be slightly different value because of your body resistance?

    AzureSpeedAzureSpeedAcum 11 Zile
  • I hate sponsors. just a waste of time in my opinion

    Timur AlievTimur AlievAcum 11 Zile
  • Alternative title: Sadistic set of eyebrows shocks the hell out of tech ROworldr 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 VelsAcum 11 Zile
  • fucking made lad went all the way to linus just to shock him dry . respect

    ゼロとぉゼロとぉAcum 12 Zile
  • IT’S ALIVE!!!!!

    ZeynZeynAcum 12 Zile
  • Linus is smol

    jacob donovanjacob donovanAcum 12 Zile
  • lol its looks like iranin guy

    mahan usbmahan usbAcum 12 Zile
  • Sadistic X Masocist

    Mild DeeMild DeeAcum 13 Zile
    • x)

      Bonnie LapinBonnie LapinAcum 13 Zile
  • They should have run MemTest86 to verify...

    raysonloginraysonloginAcum 13 Zile
  • Did anyone notice that nand gates fail on high current situation

    • Not high voltage

  • With great powers comes with high electricity bill

    Edrick MoisesEdrick MoisesAcum 13 Zile
  • His much better explaining about the sponsor, i guess.

    Ozaki TMOzaki TMAcum 13 Zile
  • This video it sponsored by sesonic sesonic great power supply it good for great computer

    Leo The Gamer LinLeo The Gamer LinAcum 14 Zile
  • 3:23 Linus taking his revenge

    Mr Sol GamingMr Sol GamingAcum 14 Zile
  • Yeah, fantastic colab! Two great guys zapping RAM memory... well, maybe I should find some job for this afternoon. :p

    Last AwakeLast AwakeAcum 14 Zile

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  • Wanna trigger Electroboom? Tell him that you've found free energy

    B TVB TVAcum 15 Zile
  • Best collab of all time 👌👌👌👌👌

    Augustas PaulauskasAugustas PaulauskasAcum 15 Zile
  • Asylums bring this madman into custody he is danger to everyone

    Just IvanJust IvanAcum 15 Zile
  • 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 ParkerAcum 16 Zile
  • Throw it in a bucket of water or smash it with a hammer! 😉

    Chirag VChirag VAcum 17 Zile
  • This brings back memories.

    Marc.2377Marc.2377Acum 17 Zile
    • Ahhh you cheeky bastard lol...

      LB7LB7Acum 7 Zile
  • Why Linus tech doesn't know many motherboard doest need RAM to spin the CPU fan 🙄

    Mr HuskyMr HuskyAcum 18 Zile
  • *Mehdi: I am going to borrow an ESD gun and SHOCK Linus,..I mean join him for testing.* 🤣🤣

    Raj MohammadRaj MohammadAcum 18 Zile
  • i love this guy back

    Dofri NT20Dofri NT20Acum 18 Zile
  • Okay, but what would I have to do to generate that kind of voltage in order to kill my RAM?

    MrBanditguyMrBanditguyAcum 19 Zile
  • ElectroLINUS xD

    Awesome AasimAwesome AasimAcum 19 Zile
  • Does your Watch still work hahaha

    Robert F. DonahueRobert F. DonahueAcum 19 Zile
  • 0:35 uh oh run run run run run run run run

    Epic gamerEpic gamerAcum 19 Zile
  • Heatgun....has soon has I said that in my head you go get it hahaha

    Rival 819Rival 819Acum 20 Zile
  • Linus Sex Tips

    Totally Aint CheemsTotally Aint CheemsAcum 20 Zile
  • the crossover we all deserve! :D

    jata zouljajata zouljaAcum 20 Zile
  • Now how about a collab with Big Clive or Dave EEVBlog Jones?

    Brendon GreenBrendon GreenAcum 20 Zile
  • Captain sparklefingers...

    Krishanu PhukanKrishanu PhukanAcum 22 Zile
  • the great linus

    Carl the electricianCarl the electricianAcum 22 Zile
  • @ElectroBOOM be real with me here. Do you just enjoy being stocked by shit? When you said "oh yes" I am starting to feel as this is why you get out of bed in the morning. Just to find things on earth that can stock you without killing you.

    Austin RussellAustin RussellAcum 23 Zile
  • The sexual tension between this two individuals is astounding

    PensionaruPensionaruAcum 23 Zile
  • The danger from ESD ist NOT that you actually destroy something. Because, as we have seen, it takes a lot to fully break it. The biggest problem is that every discharge can damage structures inside the chips by a little. So your RAM will work, but then you get sporadic problems like crashing, etc. it might even be that it will work fine for a year and then due to aging it will produce crashes very sporadically. THAT is the real danger, because it's much more difficult to diagnose such a problem. The RAM (or whatever) "works" after all. It would have been interesting from an academic point of view to do a full RAM test after each discharge to see if the RAM has degraded. But that would be quite a lot of effort and not as much fun for the guys, I assume. :)

    RemiRemiAcum 23 Zile
  • 25 k vols its about the voltage of a car ignition coil, it can be a alternative to the fancy fun gun you have :v

    carlos galindocarlos galindoAcum 24 Zile