I recently started fiddling around trying to OC my PC using as many guides and wiki's I could find, including the ones in the OC'ing section of this forum; I confess that I am . I have had some moderate sucess; I got my 2.8GHz i7 930 on an Asus P6X58D-E mobo with OCZ 6x2GB DDR3 (stock value 1066Mhz) to go to ~4GHz and ~1600MHz. While I did change the CPU ratio, BCLK, UCLK and DRAM frequencies, I did this without changing any voltages, everything in the BIOS is still set to auto.
On Saturday, my 750W PSU blew up. I'm reasonably certain it was the PSU due to the smell of burning transistors and solder, and the scorch mark on the inside of the PSU casing.
Is it likely these two scenarios are related? And if so, have I blindly skipped over a plainly obvious cardinal sin of overclocking?