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Anti-Static for RAM upgrade


FPCH New Member
Jan 20, 2008
I'm thinking about upgrading the RAM on my laptop, and I think I have found a compatible type. I want to add 512mb to my Toshiba Equium M70-173 notebook, which will make the laptop have 1gb of RAM altogether.

I want to know 1. If anti-static is necessary and 2. Where would I connect a wrist strap to on my laptop.

Thanks for the help!


Hello Ellbob

Welcome to Free PC Help

For something like installing memory, especially in a laptop, I wouldn't bother with a strap, but it's always better to be safe than sorry.

With laptops being mainly constructed of plastic on the outside it would be difficult to find a good earthing point so just use any nearby earthing point, eg a metal sink.

Jack Hackett

Banned FPCH Member
Jan 7, 2008
If you hold the RAM modules by the edges and avoid touching the contacts your pretty much as safe as houses.
If you want to use an antistatic strap then clip the end to a radiator