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

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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


  1. Linus Tech Tips

    Linus Tech TipsPrije 7 mjeseci

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

  2. 20, Muhammad Firdaus Baskoro

    20, Muhammad Firdaus BaskoroPrije 11 dana

    oh calm down he does this every single video

  3. Clarito resdiano

    Clarito resdianoPrije 11 dana

    LOL 😆

  4. MrSoiSauce

    MrSoiSaucePrije 25 dana

    I’m used 2 this when it comes to ElectroBOOM, but I didn’t think Medhi would group someone into his shenanigans, nor did I think it would b Linus. Hang in there buddy…

  5. Kalder

    KalderPrije mjesec

    Try this again with DDR4, I think it might be a lot more sensitive.

  6. WonITKorea

    WonITKoreaPrije mjesec

    Channel Super Fun!

  7. Zach Wheeler

    Zach WheelerPrije 2 dana

    I have been told that ESD doesn't always instantly kill things; it often shortens their lifespan, so they die unexpectedly at a later time. I wonder if those ram chips would still work if you tested them now.

  8. I AM NODE

    I AM NODEPrije 9 dana

    just tape ground pin before zapping

  9. JosephusNB

    JosephusNBPrije 10 dana

    you guys are really funny , you should go on tour with this show :)

  10. G Music

    G MusicPrije 10 dana

    ESD exists but it must be the most overrated danger in all of electronics. Source: spending 30 years working with electronics in computer and aerospace industries. It's like playing Russian Roulette with a 10,000 chamber revolver. Yes, it's possible to kill something, but very very unlikely.

  11. yones bidad

    yones bidadPrije 13 dana


  12. yones bidad

    yones bidadPrije 13 dana

    Nice Ideas. 🤣🦲

  13. Scotty Redecopp

    Scotty RedecoppPrije 15 dana

    Loved it!!!!

  14. Pavel Jelínek

    Pavel JelínekPrije 16 dana

    6:58 watch the spark jumping to the ground

  15. Pavel Jelínek

    Pavel JelínekPrije 16 dana

    Hey! The ram might be still "working" but due to the possible damaged data lines, it could act faulty.. i would doo a memtest86+ edit: guyz i really enjoy the video, i watch linus since ever, since his first video and love the "eyebrow" man too, also saw anything and everything he ever released

  16. gula-gula getah sabah

    gula-gula getah sabahPrije 17 dana

    6:47 that's just amazing timing on Mehdi

  17. nosarcasm1

    nosarcasm1Prije 17 dana

    The plastic packs broke me directly. It's so stereotype...

  18. Samarth Guleria

    Samarth GuleriaPrije 18 dana

    That ram was manufactured by Toyota aa!!!

  19. Jason Lin

    Jason LinPrije 20 dana

    Dam Corsair makes some great ram

  20. Anshu Sharma

    Anshu SharmaPrije 20 dana

    yup its a very fun toy when ur using on others and not on you 7:27

  21. Anshu Sharma

    Anshu SharmaPrije 20 dana

    i replayed this 1000000 times 6:44

  22. Dino

    DinoPrije 21 dan

    Why would you get together with Linus? He's an idiot

  23. Doug Trout

    Doug TroutPrije 25 dana

    "some random comany".... guessing the P ended up on the floor

  24. Stinktierchen

    StinktierchenPrije 26 dana

    Dislike for wearing masks. This is so ridiculous to watch that I simply didnt watch it. Makes life easier.

  25. divyadeenu

    divyadeenuPrije 27 dana

    If among us was in real life: There is 1 ram imposter among us There is 1 Mehdi Electrocuter among us There is 1 Linus hero among us 😂😂😂😂

  26. Zera

    ZeraPrije 29 dana

    Glad I'm always touching the ground and no the ceiling #FloorGang

  27. J. Lowe

    J. LowePrije mjesec


  28. Kirito Kun

    Kirito KunPrije mjesec

    U look like a mix of 2 of my teachers

  29. Naga Jothi

    Naga JothiPrije mjesec

    Linus get's lol while mehdi get shocked 😂

  30. minecraft is a sus

    minecraft is a susPrije mjesec

    I just liked the vedio for express vpn (if you know to how to use vpn leave comment)

  31. Cristian.V Vlogs

    Cristian.V VlogsPrije mjesec

    First, it was twomad, now its ElectroBOOM

  32. Kalder

    KalderPrije mjesec

    Couldn't you just call this "Shock therapy"?

  33. Sayan Ghosh

    Sayan GhoshPrije mjesec

    7:00 ok now linus is just trying to kill your watch 😂

  34. SilverGlaceon YT

    SilverGlaceon YTPrije mjesec


  35. Sultan Mehmood Ghaznavi

    Sultan Mehmood GhaznaviPrije mjesec

    most modern hardware is static proof.

  36. Sultan Mehmood Ghaznavi

    Sultan Mehmood GhaznaviPrije mjesec

    ESD sounds like electronic spread disease

  37. Killshot Playzz

    Killshot PlayzzPrije mjesec

    linus had SO much fun

  38. Sahan Jayasena

    Sahan JayasenaPrije mjesec

    Me : trying to find a ram ElectroBoom : why wouldn't this ram die

  39. JIUNnF

    JIUNnFPrije mjesec

    Всё видео сводится к тому что они не проверили реальное состояние яцеек памяти и последствия их манипуляций.

  40. Leonardo Lelis UFPI UFPI

    Leonardo Lelis UFPI UFPIPrije mjesec

    Although I wanted one of those FBR shirts, the price and sending to me doesn't worth. 23 USD is 10% of minimum wage here in Brazil.

  41. Leonardo Lelis UFPI UFPI

    Leonardo Lelis UFPI UFPIPrije mjesec

    Try another memory chip, nor a Corsair...

  42. Nery Vilchis

    Nery VilchisPrije mjesec

    He shouldn’t feel pain he feels pain every day and he gets shocked every day

  43. mr caveskull

    mr caveskullPrije mjesec

    just get some water

  44. lyfza meme

    lyfza memePrije mjesec

    Perry the platterpus is gonna jump out

  45. Mostly Penny Cat

    Mostly Penny CatPrije mjesec

    I like how Linus is in a matching mask and t shirt and Mehdi's wearing a dust mask from b&q.

  46. Eivinds Brede

    Eivinds BredePrije mjesec

    Crazy is good this days! I'm some How Crazy also :-) !!!

  47. Pradeep Dissanayaka

    Pradeep DissanayakaPrije mjesec

    Lol. Nice vid.

  48. Hexide

    HexidePrije mjesec

    The perfect crossover doesn't exis...

  49. boocey fejan

    boocey fejanPrije mjesec

    Can made taser for me ?

  50. Sarimae23

    Sarimae23Prije mjesec

    do not ground yourself, work inside computers, place a cpu in, feel the charge...get a slap from your master because it was a 400$ CPU. Do it 2ce a week, learn for life. OR : Ground yourself !

  51. Biswajoy Bhattacharjee

    Biswajoy BhattacharjeePrije mjesec

    Collab with photoninduction

  52. ercost60

    ercost60Prije mjesec

    Fabulous! Two of my faves teaming up. Get Louis Rossman for a future collab. You guys are the Avengers of Tech!

  53. Brian Hukee

    Brian HukeePrije mjesec

    Isn’t it obvious that a static discharge would be drawn to the ground pins when the heat spreader is grounded and likely connected to the ground pins?

  54. Bryan B

    Bryan BPrije mjesec

    Why are you wearing masks though?

  55. Ram Alsafadi

    Ram AlsafadiPrije mjesec


  56. Rueben Mikoch

    Rueben MikochPrije mjesec

    How stupid do you feel now for depending on a MASK for virus protection?

  57. Aark

    AarkPrije mjesec

    No yu game was strong!!!! Haha

  58. Emily Rose Lacy-Nichols

    Emily Rose Lacy-NicholsPrije mjesec

    "I would never plan any evil deeds." His evil is spontaneous.

  59. Mr.Pikachu The Madman

    Mr.Pikachu The MadmanPrije mjesec

    For those of you curious, Linus sponsor was SeaSonic, a manufacturer of power supplies. I can vouch for their quality as I have had one for 1 & a half years and it’s still running strong in my pc. Weird that they include little nylon bags with them though, like why the bags? I guess we’ll never know. Still, if you’re building a pc I would go with them.

  60. Pravinraj Nadar

    Pravinraj NadarPrije mjesec

    What if some static energy just killed one or two memory chip onthat ram but system boots up and would give bsod on memory intensive task? It would be still dead as its unusable.

  61. Stan Petrov

    Stan PetrovPrije mjesec

    How about a LATITY with LTT?

  62. N0t M8d

    N0t M8dPrije mjesec

    WAIT... this isnt lsd

  63. Layith

    LayithPrije mjesec

    Mini spatula.... mini... *looks at her flathead screwdriver*.. mm...

  64. NickuyElectricity

    NickuyElectricityPrije mjesec

    Hey, after so many shocks you shoud have an ekg done and explain how it works

  65. RedPain _

    RedPain _Prije mjesec

    best anime crossover

  66. Sean Kamran Rowshandel

    Sean Kamran RowshandelPrije mjesec

    Has this really rationalized why I've been forgiven for redoing again what The Cursed found out was done by us, or have The Cursed been forgiven for rationalizing what they've done to me?

  67. •Hilarious• •Umbrella•

    •Hilarious• •Umbrella•Prije mjesec

    "charge me doc" *Touches circut**

  68. Rohit Doulat

    Rohit DoulatPrije mjesec

    I think the charge was jumping from medhi's hand to the heat plate which was connected to the ground , and so the current was not flowing through the data line of the ram , and so removing the heat plate killed the ram in the second or third charge most probly

  69. Big Cazza

    Big CazzaPrije mjesec

    no offense linus u cheapskate, if u have a guest shoot on your reds so that we get to watch in higher res

  70. Big Cazza

    Big CazzaPrije mjesec

    testing as if it was in the pc was key. even with no power to the cpu you can still send power to the memory controller, and memory controllers are delicate, like 1.5v under load in ambient toasted dead dumpster fire delicate. the dram itself is fine, u can smash dram with volts and the worst that happens is instability. but the imc is what will die

  71. Sketchy

    SketchyPrije 2 mjeseci

    6:45 , Linus it's a pshycopat, man i would be laughthing my lungs off if i saw that happening

  72. Unicornul Sarvy

    Unicornul SarvyPrije 2 mjeseci

    The guy from sad linus meme

  73. Sk Jameel Akhtar

    Sk Jameel AkhtarPrije 2 mjeseci

    Lioness Tech Tips 😂

  74. migo jolo

    migo joloPrije 2 mjeseci

    So much ah ah oh, I have to watch it with my headphones

  75. Ashish Binu

    Ashish BinuPrije 2 mjeseci

    The two greatest Segway makers on the planet

  76. RJ Cormac

    RJ CormacPrije 2 mjeseci

    Sad Linus meme LOL 🤣

  77. darrell beets

    darrell beetsPrije 2 mjeseci

    oke im never again stressing over esd....its a one in a million anyways. i bet if u have bare feet or just one hand touching earth somewere it will never break.

  78. Hrky

    HrkyPrije 2 mjeseci

    Isn't "Volting up" the same as "Amping up" because I=U/R ?

  79. NikTech

    NikTechPrije 2 mjeseci

    13:09 you dont wish somebody’s death! ;)

  80. Adventuredragon

    AdventuredragonPrije 2 mjeseci

    So remember if your pc ram is near a hight voltage source(or electroBOOM) try not to touch it with 20.000 volts

  81. saeed play

    saeed playPrije 2 mjeseci

    air blower چقدر ممکنه الکترونیک رو نابود کنه ؟

  82. saeed play

    saeed playPrije 2 mjeseci

    شما ایرانی هستی ؟

  83. Arian Nazari

    Arian NazariPrije mjesec


  84. StormagedonBOD

    StormagedonBODPrije 2 mjeseci

    Your Linus voice sounds more like Linus than Linus.

  85. KupoMoogleRU

    KupoMoogleRUPrije 2 mjeseci

    Use memtest.

  86. Leonel Barrientos

    Leonel BarrientosPrije 2 mjeseci

    Try just using a 5volt battery and use the wires instead of the fingers. I have killed a memory with that🤔

  87. Davey Jones

    Davey JonesPrije 2 mjeseci

    dude you're an engineer, how do you justify wearing a dust mask to fight off a virus?

  88. Legitimater

    LegitimaterPrije 2 mjeseci

    If you don't know the Background music in 2:11, it's TrackTribe - A Night Alone

  89. Ernest Soler

    Ernest SolerPrije 2 mjeseci

    What do you think about Rodin Coils, and what can you do with them?

  90. Jason Juarez

    Jason JuarezPrije 2 mjeseci

    I love ur channel happybi subbed

  91. MRA2020

    MRA2020Prije 2 mjeseci

    اقا مهدی نایس

  92. MattheLord

    MattheLordPrije 2 mjeseci

    A persian man fighting against ram with electricity god i love this

  93. kaya

    kayaPrije 2 mjeseci

    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... ; )

  94. piolin

    piolinPrije 2 mjeseci

    Breaking Bad

  95. DarthSquid2

    DarthSquid2Prije 2 mjeseci

    Why ground the stick? Isn't it the misplaced charge what kills them?

  96. Faizul Firhat

    Faizul FirhatPrije 2 mjeseci

    Finally. The RAM died. :D

  97. Faizul Firhat

    Faizul FirhatPrije 2 mjeseci

    Mehdi : Who are you? Linus : Who are you? Me : Uhh.. I was help you 2 to kill a RAM.

  98. Faizul Firhat

    Faizul FirhatPrije 2 mjeseci

    Did linus change voltage?! But... Why RAM not die yet? I think true.

  99. Charlie Zhang

    Charlie ZhangPrije 2 mjeseci

    ElectroBOOM: "I fear no board" "But that thing" "It scares me"

  100. EverStorm

    EverStormPrije 2 mjeseci

    The Canadian Tech Avengers: Linus, Electroboom and the Hacksmith

  101. Fail Lag

    Fail LagPrije 3 mjeseci

    Join linus discord bu typing LTT

  102. sermerlin1

    sermerlin1Prije 3 mjeseci

    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.

  103. Mateusz Zalewski

    Mateusz ZalewskiPrije 3 mjeseci

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

  104. Alex Sarkol

    Alex SarkolPrije 3 mjeseci

    That was fun. Been smiling the whole video!

  105. DJgregBrown

    DJgregBrownPrije 3 mjeseci

    What brand was the Memory as that impressive ESD protection.

  106. Mehdi

    MehdiPrije 3 mjeseci

    Two Legends here!


    D1EHARDTOOPrije 3 mjeseci

    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!