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    will putting a magnet by a motherboard ruin it

    i think someone purposely tried to harm my computer by putting a magnet by the ram and video card etc etc

    will this damage it ??

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    Yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjolnir1134 View Post
    Yes.

    why?
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    Sorry but the Only thing that could be affected might possibly be the bios...
    Beyond that, I dont see how it could do anything

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    if it touches anything with permanent data or firmware it could get hurt. I dont know if ram has anything programmed onto a chip or if its just hardware controlled by the bios, but i think ram is just a dead chip so u should be ok. The video card might be fudged.

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    Did they Open the case and insert a magnet?
    The propeller is just a big fan in front of the plane used to keep the pilot cool. When it stops, you can actually watch the pilot start sweating.

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    Doubtful.
    Even so, I would think the magnet would need to be quite strong.
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,11...1/article.html

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    what kinda magnet are we talking about here? The magnetic tip of a screw driver or the end of a wand powered by a huge electromagnet?

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    Unless it is an insanely powerful magnet, then it will have no effect on the motherboard. It could screw up data and hardware on a floppy or hard disk, though.

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    In ancient times, when IBM used ferrite core memory, a magnet could have disrupted it. Nowadays, though, RAM is semiconductor-based and unaffected by static magnetic fields. A high-strength EMP pulse would do the trick, though.
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