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 11/06/2006 01:56 PM
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Hi all sorry if this is a dumb question am having a new cpu amd 4600 and gpu brought out to me, i live in the dom rep and havent been able to find these items in this country. Familys visiting and the are bringing the two items with them will the x ray machines at the airport cause any damage, the vendor suggested that they be carried as hand luggage and passed to the staff at the gate to avoid being x rayed. Also if they went in the hold luggage would the cold damage them?
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 11/06/2006 02:03 PM
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once, when i went to the US, i brought with me a video card. it was x rayed, and nothing happened to it at all. what damages components is electrostatic, which is not the same as the principles used in x rays.

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 11/06/2006 02:50 PM
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Well considering that xrays are pretty much all around us, though quite a lot of alpha, beta, gamma and xrays are blocked as I recall, they should be okay. Frankly a big concern to worry about is radon, of course any of us who have brick, or radon rich soil, know that radon can be pretty much found anywhere.

Long story short, you will be okay.
 11/06/2006 03:30 PM
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NOPE.

BGA SMT IC's are verified with X-ray to ensure the proper soldering of the BGA IC to the PCB... Most IC's are SMT BGA, especially those found on videocards.

How's that for a mouthfull of TLA's...

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 11/07/2006 03:48 AM
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dont know why my post was deleted

but like everyone said, no, plain and simple

think about it like this, all laptops and so forth when u fly are x-ray'ed

i have taken tons of things on planes and its all been good

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 11/07/2006 07:06 AM
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quote:

Originally posted by: koolaidwa
dont know why my post was deleted

but like everyone said, no, plain and simple

think about it like this, all laptops and so forth when u fly are x-ray'ed

i have taken tons of things on planes and its all been good





yeah that had occured to me as i fly quite often and always take my laptop, my orginal question to the vendor was wether the cold in the hold of the aircraft would have caused any damage, it was the guy in the computor store that started on at me about getting the cpu and gpu put in the hand luggage and avoiding x rays etc.
thanks for the reply
mlc


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Originally posted by: captainmlc
yeah that had occured to me as i fly quite often and always take my laptop, my orginal question to the vendor was wether the cold in the hold of the aircraft would have caused any damage, it was the guy in the computor store that started on at me about getting the cpu and gpu put in the hand luggage and avoiding x rays etc.
thanks for the reply
mlc


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 11/07/2006 12:55 PM
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Just carry it in some lead casing
 11/07/2006 01:15 PM
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No, X-ray's will not damage your CPU.

One of my many responsibilities is X-ray machine maintenance.

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 11/27/2006 08:50 PM
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hi and thanks to all who answered, new cpu and gpu now installed, working fine, thanks for taking the time
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>Maintenance of X-Ray machine.

What about optical storage / Holographic or laser based storage technology?

I guess the answer is also no.
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quote:

Originally posted by: anonxxx
>Maintenance of X-Ray machine.

What about optical storage / Holographic or laser based storage technology?

I guess the answer is also no.


You got it.......

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