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    Question Technical Question about Asrock fm2+ extreme 6+

    Does this model support ESD Protection and Anti-Surge IC's for hardware level protection?

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    I don't believe so. Having said that I would encourage you you to ask ASRock's Techs using THIS link for a more definitive answer.
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    Thanks for the reply. Will do that later. I was quite savy with those features since other competitors have it. yet some other forums states that it's just useless because a quality PSU has those protection switches..
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    I'm not replying to pimp ASRock, but I wouldn't make those criteria my determining factor to rule in or rule out any MB I would be considering. That's just my personal opinion there.

    Carefully handled, I just don't see the need. 20+yrs now and I've never needed it yet.
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    Default Re: Technical Question about Asrock fm2+ extreme 6+

    +1^^
    I agree completly!!

    Maybe we should create a thread in the TT Motherboard forum where we could post examples from all motherboard manufacturers of their useless marketing gimmick "features" that never lived up to their hype.

    As an example, one mobo manufacturer touted their Dynamic Energy Saver feature that reportedly saved a whopping 3 or so watts.

    We could also include motherboard features or services that prevent our systems from booting or running properly.

    Naw, forget it, it would be too depressing.
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    Question Re: Technical Question about Asrock fm2+ extreme 6+

    Quote Originally Posted by profJim View Post
    +1^^
    I agree completly!!

    Maybe we should create a thread in the TT Motherboard forum where we could post examples from all motherboard manufacturers of their useless marketing gimmick "features" that never lived up to their hype.

    As an example, one mobo manufacturer touted their Dynamic Energy Saver feature that reportedly saved a whopping 3 or so watts.

    We could also include motherboard features or services that prevent our systems from booting or running properly.

    Naw, forget it, it would be too depressing.
    That said, then those safety features for mobos are pretty much just non sense as it is taken care of by other PC components?
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    Default Re: Technical Question about Asrock fm2+ extreme 6+

    No, not necessarily. Just that under normal circumstances/usage we, myself and profJim, don't see any actual need.

    OTOH, maybe if a User is inserting a NON-booted shielded ethernet plug and they traveled across carpet immediately before plugging it in, yea, maybe. I said shielded NON-booted, there's a metal "shield' that wraps the sides of the plug and possible static jumps between the User and plug once inserted. Yet that would be considered non-standard, as the User obviously didn't consider or didn't care that that possibility exists with shielded plugs that do not have boots. ie User error
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    Default Re: Technical Question about Asrock fm2+ extreme 6+

    Funny you should mention that type of Ethernet cables, that is the only kind I use. Not for ESD protection, but for interference and noise protection, since that kind of cable is shielded, and the shield is connected to ground.

    In all my years of PC building, I have never used an ESD wristband or any type of ESD protection. The only damage to components I've inflicted myself was all physical damage, I've never had a board, drive, etc, just mysteriously fail, such as from being zapped by an ESD. I'm in tinkering with my PCs constantly, and while I'm not constantly changing memory or processors, I'm still inside the case playing with cables and components. I don't even think about ESD damage anymore.

    I certainly agree that needing to add ESD protection to a "chip" (quite a general term) is nothing new, and really a stretch to create a marketing difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parsec View Post
    Funny you should mention that type of Ethernet cables, that is the only kind I use. Not for ESD protection, but for interference and noise protection, since that kind of cable is shielded, and the shield is connected to ground.

    In all my years of PC building, I have never used an ESD wristband or any type of ESD protection. The only damage to components I've inflicted myself was all physical damage, I've never had a board, drive, etc, just mysteriously fail, such as from being zapped by an ESD. I'm in tinkering with my PCs constantly, and while I'm not constantly changing memory or processors, I'm still inside the case playing with cables and components. I don't even think about ESD damage anymore.

    I certainly agree that needing to add ESD protection to a "chip" (quite a general term) is nothing new, and really a stretch to create a marketing difference.
    Soo what you are saying is that "Yes.. ESD on IC is not that important"??
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    Default Re: Technical Question about Asrock fm2+ extreme 6+

    IMO, ESD protection is not that important, we've lived without it (at least not to our knowledge) for all these years on PCs.

    But now that I check some of the new ASRock Z97 boards (I meant to mention that in a thread, which I think was removed, unless I never submitted it) I'm finding this:

    2 x USB 2.0 Headers (support 4 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)

    2 x USB 3.0 Headers (support 4 USB 3.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)

    Supports Lightning/ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)

    So this seems like a trend on some of the newer chips, and will be marketed like the coming of the messiah

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