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Hi all,

I live in an apartment that only has one grounded outlet--in the kitchen. The others may or may not have three prongs, but they are not grounded. 1. Will my surge protector work? 2. I recently built this computer from a barebones kit and it worked fine for the first month, but recently the monitor has begun to take on an intermitent purple tint. At first I thought it was ram incompatibility, since it started immediately after adding new ram, but I took everything out but the original ram and the problem continues. Could something have been damaged by an electrostatic discharge? Is there a way to get around the ground problem?

thanks for any help you can offer.
 

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have you tried a different monitor,or try your current monitor in another computer.

the monitor could just be on it's way out.
how old is it?
 

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To answer the original question, no the surge protector will not work. You really need a proper ground for it to function properly. You can run a heavy write from the plumbing if it's copper, and ground the system that way.
 
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