A UK computer enthusiast has achieved a new level of geekdom by frying an egg on his Athlon processor.
Earlier this week, a UK user posted instructions and pictures on the Tekforums.co.uk geek site of him frying an egg on his Athlon XP 1500 processor.
The frying time took about 11 minutes and the egg was good enough to put in a sandwich afterwards, apparently.
The ingredients required for the crazy project were a computer system, an egg, a roll of tinfoil, brown sauce, butter, two slices of bread and a home made heatsink.
The heatsink was made out of one and two pence coins stuck together and pasted onto the processor with thermal paste.
The frying time of the egg would be crucial because without a fan or proper heatsink, the processor would be in danger of overheating. But in this case, only the egg got fried.
A little tray was made out of the tinfoil, which sat on the heatsink, and the machine was fired up. Once the heatsink had warmed up, the egg was cracked into the tray.
"I knew this was not going to be a quick task as the heat transfer was not up to the quantities of a normal frying pan," said the user, known only as 'Trubador'.
"It was a tedious task waiting for the egg to cook but 11 minutes later it was lovely," he added.
"With everything completed I shut down the PC, took the tray off the heatsink and promptly removed the egg and put it onto my bread with a little brown sauce, and woo-hoo, food time," he said.
The full frying experience can be seen here.
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