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Intel doesn't mean you any harm

But a little smoke is OK, apparently

We were reassured, and not a little moved, to find that Chipzilla cares deeply about all you folks out there in PC land. Cares to the extent that it has published guidelines here advising power supply manufacturers of the kind of things they should be avoiding.

We particularly liked this section:

3.1.5. Catastrophic Failure Protection

Should a component failure occur, the power supply should not exhibit any of the following:

- Flame
- Excessive smoke [a small amount is OK? - Ed]
- Charred PCB
- Fused PCB conductor
- Startling noise
- Emission of molten material ®

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