OC3D at i40 Giveaways

OC3D Give-Aways

OC3D at i40

The Great OC3D Give-Away

No we aren't giving away the Scalextric set. Sorry boys. We want to bring it home too.

In pride of place we have two fantastic looking cases. Firstly below right we have the NZXT you saw in our introductory article. Without wanting to blow our own trumpet too much the white and black case with the OC3D branding just looks awesome doesn't it.

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Here is the big kahuna though. You'll have seen photographs of the BitFenix Colossus both on OC3D and pretty much every other hardware site around. What you see here is the only sample available in the UK. Every single picture you've seen has been of this exact case.

Overclock3D have it.

Overclock3D are giving it away to one lucky gamer at i40.

Yes before anyone has reviewed it someone will be lucky enough to be going home with this gleaming beauty courtesy of Overclock3D and BitFenix.

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Both the NZXT cases, and the BitFenix Colossus, are weeks if not months away from being available to pre-order, much less purchase.

I bet you wish you were there now don't you. Discuss your thoughts in the forums.

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Most Recent Comments

12-08-2010, 10:22:54

Hi guys,

I'm a total noob when it comes to overclocking and have only recently heard about it and what it can do.

As shown in the title, that is the model of my graphics card which is in my laptop. I'm not sure if it's any different overclocking on laptops as opposed to desktop computers?

I've downloaded a few tools such as ATI tools and ATI tray tools, but I don't know which one to use! Or where to start. I've tried "scanning for artifacts" and it just scans for ages without anything happening?

I'm so confused at all the numbers and options!

Help would be greatly appreciated!


12-08-2010, 10:48:21

Not a good idea to OC laptops fella as the cooling on them cant cope. Its a completely different ball game to desktop GPU's.

12-08-2010, 11:20:37

yep dont overclock laptop componants thats not what there for

12-08-2010, 11:58:56

Ahh shame. Oh well - thanks for the information :)

12-08-2010, 12:37:32

I used to overclock a laptop I had. You just need to be more careful. It had an ATI mobility 9000 in it. Would overclock 150 MHz on the core and roughly 100MHz on the memory. Made a huge difference in UT2k4 and temps barely changed. That laptop did have all copper cooling and heatpipes though. You just really need to watch temps. Go slow and take your time.

30-08-2010, 13:06:21

Indeed, and what the enthusiasts should be telling you (assuming first of all that you're willing to take it apart) that the thermal pads used on laptop coolers are pretty crap, and merely replacing those with some good thermal goo should give you enough of an advantage to try an oc.

This is ofc assuming you're willing to open the thing up - but do bare in mind that it can be that much more daunting than opening up your pc.

You can lube the fans, you can adjust the voltage on them also.

Ok, so you oc it and gain some small %, once you run some benchies, you'll notice you're No.1 in the hwbot listings. (you can actually keep the case open and direct external fans onto it to do that)

At the end of the day, you have a decent 4500 mobile gpu and you could add some small % to it - in all honesty, you won't notice in general use. Except for your battery life.

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