As long as I’ve been in IT, I’ve also been a gaming enthusiast/hobbyist. Actually probably longer than I’ve been in IT, officially. This leads to building your own rigs, and learning WAY more than I ever cared to know about consumer hardware architecture, and as the world has converged onto x86 architectures, it has actually come in handy more often than not.
So I’d like to share a hard lesson I learned over the weekend. We’ll call this: How NOT to fry your Core i7 processor!