Overclock3D & Komplett's "Best Overclocker" Competition

The info...

Are you the best overclocker?

Are you the best Overclocker?

If so, Overclock3D and Komplett challenge you to enter our latest competition to win one of 5 award winning Abit IP35 Pro motherboards recently reviewed by OC3D in the first round of our competition. If you can prove your skill and manage to be one of the lucky 5, you'll be in with a chance of winning a HIGH END PC UPGRADE courtesy of Komplett and Abit.


Round 1: Overclock your own PC
Abit IP-35 Pro
The first round gives you the opportunity to show us exactly how far you can push your existing hardware. In this round we're looking for the highest percentage (%) overclock from your stock processor speed. Your chosen processor can be any model from AMD or Intel providing it is based on either the LGA775, Socket939 or AM2 platform, and you can enter your results as many times as you like.

For example: if your PC is based around an Intel Core2Duo E4300 CPU with a stock speed of 1.8ghz, and you manage to push the CPU speed up to 2.8ghz , this would count as a 55% overclock.

There are no restrictions on the type of cooling or other components used, so feel free to be as creative and extreme as you like.

All we ask is that you provide CPU-Z verified 'stock' and 'overclocked' shots of your processor in action. The overclock doesn't even have to be stable, so long as you can boot into windows and run CPU-Z you're in with a chance!! Further information on CPU-Z verification and downloading of the CPU-Z program can be found in our forums.

Winners of the Round 1 will be announced on November 27th based on the the current leader board table.


Round 2: Let's Overclock the Abit IP35-Pro
Round 2
If you've managed to rise above the rest of the entrants in the first round of our competition and come out in the top 5, you will recieve an Abit IP35 Pro motherboard from Komplett.co.uk to play with. This top motherboard is your key to winning the top prize of a Komplett.co.uk High-End System Upgrade (Abit IX38-QuadGT, Crucial Ballistix PC2-8500 2GB, Intel Core2Duo Q6600, Abit iDome DS500 Speaker Set) which will be handed out when the competition ends on December 14th.

To be in with a chance of winning, we want you to use your existing hardware combined with the Abit IP35 Pro motherboard sent to you by Komplett to achieve the highest possible score (lowest time) in SuperPI Mod 1M. Once again any type of cooling goes, and we'll be looking for screenshots of both SuperPI and CPU-Z for validation of your results. Further information on how to use SuperPI will be posted in our forums nearer the time.


Rules of Entry
  1. Entering the competition is at your own risk. Overclock3D, Komplett.co.uk and Abit do not accept any responsibility or issue guarantee on parts used for the overclocking competition.
  2. Entry is limited to the following countries: UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Germany, France, Austria, Denmark & Sweden
  3. When accepting to the second round challenge, Komplett.co.uk & Abit will sent you the Abit IP35 Pro motherboard for free. At the same time you commit yourself to pro-actively enter the competition.
  4. The winners of the first round are chosen by the percentage overclock obtained from their existing hardware. Winners of the second round are chosen by the best results (lowest time) obtained in SuperPi Mod 1M.
  5. You are required to upload one or more pictures of your system throughout the competition along with benchmark results and discussion of any problems encountered.
  6. NO posting of old results. All CPU-Z verification links must have a date on or after 06/11/07 (competition start date).
  7. The first round of the competition is limited to LGA775, Socket939 or AM2 platform motherboards only.
  8. All means of cooling are permitted in both rounds of the competition.
  9. Overclock3D and Komplett reserve the right to refuse entry into the competition and any entrant found falsifying results will be instantly removed.
  10. Usual Overclock3D forum rules and liability waivers apply.

VISIT OUR FORUMS TO SUBMIT YOUR RESULTS

And don't forget to Digg It
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Most Recent Comments

06-11-2007, 09:05:25

Toxcity
OMG SWEET!

-runs to overclock- Quote

06-11-2007, 09:07:24

Mr. Smith
Now THIS is what I'm talkin' about!

DAMN IT TO HELL WHY DID I RECENTLY SELL MY TEC?!

I might try for this one first entry into a comp since the ocz ram (cammo ones, think mrapoc won..)Quote

06-11-2007, 09:08:15

steve30x
Thats me out of this competition already because I only have a stock cooler on my CPU. But I know I can boot into windows with the CPU @ 3.3ghz (only 10% OC)Quote

06-11-2007, 09:12:08

Hyper
When I get home I will post my E4300 clock at 3ghz on stock volts. I could probably push it further just for this competition.Quote

06-11-2007, 09:37:44

mrapoc
hahahahaha - i suck at overclocking...i'll try none the less.

5ghz suicide shot? Quote

06-11-2007, 09:41:26

Toxcity
This is good fun, but I can see myself killing something.

I am not gunna try tooooo hard. Quote

06-11-2007, 09:42:10

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='mrapoc'

5ghz suicide shot?
Perfectly acceptable. Stability not required Quote

06-11-2007, 09:45:31

Mr. Smith
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='XMS'
Perfectly acceptable. Stability not required
Er, fancy lending me one of those small stripped down fridge things that has a pipe and a frosty end on? Last I heard you had a couple lying around Quote

06-11-2007, 09:47:46

kimandsally
I don't know really what to say in a way it's great but looking at it with an open mind it could be potentially be a disaster.

If the top guys on Phase or dry ice enter, then we could write out 10 names right now and amongst them will be the 5 winners.

I'm in posistion 9 in the Custom PC benchmarks and almost everyone above and many in the 10 places below are using extreme cooling.

The poor guys on air cooling have not got a chance, therfore there's a great chance that the amount of entries will be substancially reduced because people would be like me and not bother because I know I have no chance against the extreme cooling rigs.

Please take this as a constructive comment because being the winner of £500 worth of RAM from this site I certainly have nothing to moan about ever.

I hope this comes over in the way I intend it to do which is for the benefit of OC3D and it's members.Quote

06-11-2007, 09:52:52

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Mr. Smith'
Er, fancy lending me one of those small stripped down fridge things that has a pipe and a frosty end on? Last I heard you had a couple lying around
Feel free to pop round on the weekend...Essex inst far, no?Quote

06-11-2007, 09:59:27

MaSell
Entry is limited to the following countries: UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Austria.

Suck, I can do some over 100% oc scoresQuote

06-11-2007, 09:59:45

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='kimandsally'
I don't know really what to say in a way it's great but looking at it with an open mind it could be potentially be a disaster.

If the top guys on Phase or dry ice enter, then we could write out 10 names right now and amongst them will be the 5 winners.

I'm in posistion 9 in the Custom PC benchmarks and almost everyone above and many in the 10 places below are using extreme cooling.

The poor guys on air cooling have not got a chance, therfore there's a great chance that the amount of entries will be substancially reduced because people would be like me and not bother because I know I have no chance against the extreme cooling rigs.

Please take this as a constructive comment because being the winner of £500 worth of RAM from this site I certainly have nothing to moan about ever.

I hope this comes over in the way I intend it to do which is for the benefit of OC3D and it's members.
Understood mate. The idea of this competition was to do something different for a change, and turn our usual "pick out of the hat" affair into something a little more competitive. Granted that people with phase change and LN2 are likely to be the prime candidates for the main prize, however with the first round being assessed on % overclock, anybody with a decent processor stands a chance (i personally know at least 2 people on here who can get a 140% overclock on water cooling on a chea-as-chips CPU).

At the end of the day, give it a go - have some fun trying - and if you don't win, there will always be the next competition. Just don't bottle it without putting your best foot forward Quote

06-11-2007, 10:16:20

ichiban
darn should of kept some screenies of my E4300 doing 3.6Ghz stable, oh well time to see how far my Q6600 will do when I get home from work, I did push it to 4.2Ghz which is 75%.Quote

06-11-2007, 10:16:47

ai_01
awww to bad i cant participate g/l to everyone else though, *hint* get a low celly =PQuote

06-11-2007, 10:16:50

kimandsally
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='XMS'
Understood mate. The idea of this competition was to do something different for a change, and turn our usual "pick out of the hat" affair into something a little more competitive. Granted that people with phase change and LN2 are likely to be the prime candidates for the main prize, however with the first round being assessed on % overclock, anybody with a decent processor stands a chance (i personally know at least 2 people on here who can get a 140% overclock on water cooling on a chea-as-chips CPU).

At the end of the day, give it a go - have some fun trying - and if you don't win, there will always be the next competition. Just don't bottle it without putting your best foot forward
I wouldn't enter not because I might not win but because I feel very honoured to have already won one very major competition and it wouldn't feel right for me "if" I did come in the top 5. As always I fully support OC3D so I thought I'd say what I thought.

The most important thing is;

"At the end of the day, give it a go - have some fun trying"

That's what it's all about Quote

06-11-2007, 10:19:23

Azza


Does CPUZ Validation have to be a must?

It never works for me for some reason no matter which version of CPUZ I use.Quote

06-11-2007, 10:37:40

Mr. Smith
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='XMS'
Feel free to pop round on the weekend...Essex inst far, no?
~150 miles... I know where you live lol.

Quote:
Originally Posted by name='XMS'
(i personally know at least 2 people on here who can get a 140% overclock on water cooling on a chea-as-chips CPU).
WTF, 140%! Jeez thats good. Might see how I fair with water and I have Frags old cpu en route which I'll play with too

My q6600 is limited to around 80% but Frags 6420, 3.2 on stock on air... That might be worth the trip to Essex. Although if I break it I owe Paul a new chip...

Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Azza'


Does CPUZ Validation have to be a must?

It never works for me for some reason no matter which version of CPUZ I use.
Yup its in the rules mate. Also, the one time i tried it failed, not tried since!

Good luck all Quote

06-11-2007, 10:54:18

BTK
Aww then I can not do the competition.

I am away from my home for another 2 weeks for business. Those screenies were ust ones I had saved online.

this sucks

thanks anywayQuote

06-11-2007, 11:07:37

Rastalovich
Pffft Intel fanboi comp

Like the girls`ll tell u "It`s not the size of the clock, but what u can do with it" !

Best of luck to ya`ll Quote

06-11-2007, 11:15:52

Azza
What is the closing date of Round 1?Quote

06-11-2007, 11:39:19

prosser13
Erm...

Not that I'm going to, but what's stopping me taking a random CPU verification off the net and using it as my own?Quote

06-11-2007, 12:14:02

llwyd
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='prosser13'
Erm...

Not that I'm going to, but what's stopping me taking a random CPU verification off the net and using it as my own?
The fact that the verification would not have your name on itQuote

06-11-2007, 12:24:28

Brooksie
Great comp guys, may try and hit 3.0GHz on my 4000+

The Abit IP35 pro is S775 only right? What happens when a S939 or a AM2 gets into the top 5?Quote

06-11-2007, 12:35:39

Bungral
I don't stand a chance with my ACFP7.. Could get to about 3.8ghz i reckon with ram well underclocked.Quote

06-11-2007, 12:37:45

deathwish
yay a excuse to blow my pc up

yea i ain't any good at overclocking and i will properly get 6% but its worth a tryQuote

06-11-2007, 13:26:43

Bungral
Ok so perhaps 3.8 was a little optimistic.. I hit 3.7 then tried 3.75 and it kinda stopped working.. Even with Cmos reset it would go past BIOS.. Thought i'd fried something but finally got it to boot. So i'm not playing anymore 3.7ghz wont be enough to win over the lower C2Ds... I reckon they will get the highest % overclock.

Shame I haven't got the watercooling yet could have done with a better mobo.Quote

06-11-2007, 13:29:13

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Bungral'
Ok so perhaps 3.8 was a little optimistic.. I hit 3.7 then tried 3.75 and it kinda stopped working.. Even with Cmos reset it would go past BIOS.. Thought i'd fried something but finally got it to boot. So i'm not playing anymore 3.7ghz wont be enough to win over the lower C2Ds... I reckon they will get the highest % overclock.

Shame I haven't got the watercooling yet could have done with a better mobo.
Post it up anyway mate, you never know. Also have a go at overclocking in Windows Best way to get a suicide shot Quote

06-11-2007, 13:37:02

Mr. Smith
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Rastalovich'
Like the girls`ll tell u "It`s not the size of the clock, but what u can do with it" !
Tell the time? jk That kind of talk is exactly what I expect from someone with a small clock Quote

06-11-2007, 13:47:30

K404
Does the CPU used in stage 1 have to be used in stage 2?

Is ES gear allowed? (The 45nm 6/12MB C2D chips will have a clear advantage)

Cheers,

KQuote

06-11-2007, 14:01:02

Joe
frantically looking for a HDD + usable mobo for one of my old golden chips ... a 2600+ ath Xp (mobile) which loves 2.9 GHz (55%ish)

... actually i dont no if i can b bothered ... the C2ds that live here shd pwn that (and i dont really like to push my q6600 above 3)Quote

06-11-2007, 14:04:39

zillaoc
So people in the US can't enter???

I have a 4300 that hits 3.8 easily @ 1.525v it will go higher for sure.Quote

06-11-2007, 14:05:03

Bungral
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='XMS'
Post it up anyway mate, you never know. Also have a go at overclocking in Windows Best way to get a suicide shot
How ya overclock in windows?Quote

06-11-2007, 14:08:27

sbrehm72255
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='zillaoc'
So people in the US can't enter???

I have a 4300 that hits 3.8 easily @ 1.525v it will go higher for sure.
Nope, we low life folks in the US can't play in the OC game, my little ole E4300 clock right on up there as well...........Quote

06-11-2007, 14:11:13

zillaoc
awww thats to bad... uggg...

I just got a new waterblock & chiller setup...Quote

06-11-2007, 14:12:28

Joe
actualllyyyyyyyyy w/o bios reconfig (initially insert it) this chip is @ 600mhz so if i get it back to 2.9 that wld b ~ 380 % --- can i argue that

(damn i love my XP-m)Quote

06-11-2007, 14:21:44

ali_james
If only I was home.. I'm sure I could batter a massive suicide overclock out of my old SempronSuperFunGamingPerformanceRig

It's very good prize indeed and great comp idea, nice one!Quote

06-11-2007, 14:52:00

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='K404'
Does the CPU used in stage 1 have to be used in stage 2?

Is ES gear allowed? (The 45nm 6/12MB C2D chips will have a clear advantage)

Cheers,

K
Nope, you can use different gear in both stages and anything goes at all Quote

06-11-2007, 14:57:48

FarFarAway
Oh ye, don't forget to Digg It!Quote

06-11-2007, 15:02:39

FragTek
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Mr. Smith'

My q6600 is limited to around 80% but Frags 6420, 3.2 on stock on air... That might be worth the trip to Essex. Although if I break it I owe Paul a new chip...
I've actually had it up to 3.6 on the Intel cooler, teeheehee 3.2 is just where I ran it for everyday use.Quote

06-11-2007, 15:08:02

K404
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='XMS'
Nope, you can use different gear in both stages and anything goes at all
Thanks.

I couldnt see the cut-off date for stage 1- when is it?

Cheers!Quote

06-11-2007, 15:28:34

deathwish
i have entered top of page 2

first attempt ever at overclocking got 2200 upto 2541 MHz

2200/100=22 2541/22= 115.5-100 = 15.5% (I THINK)Quote

06-11-2007, 15:53:51

mrapoc
Hey matt - nice to see you again lol

I dno about overclockin AMDs but i just loosen ram a bit

Up the voltage

Up the FSB (both upped bit at a time)

Disable anything not needed in biosQuote

06-11-2007, 16:01:57

deathwish
it was hot at that need better cooling before going up any moreQuote

06-11-2007, 16:13:00

darkorb
WOW this COMPETITION IS SWEET, would have been AWESOME if Canada would have been included :P

But nonethless, were gonna be seeing some AMAZING OC's. i can deff see somebody hitting really high with EXTREME cooling. too bad my mobo cant support more than 1.5 v (which im at) and those core2's OC so well.Quote

07-11-2007, 00:57:56

BTK
It is a weird competition. If enough people hear about it and enter this is what will happen.

1)No AMD CPU or Quad Core will win.

2)A Core 2 Duo CPU with a x9 multi will win (E6600/E6700) Probably water or ln2 on E6700

3)Air Cooling stands no chance. Water will win. Hope to god no ln2 comes along because then no one stands a chance.

4)It will be tons of FSB by a high-end P35/X38/680i mobo (ABIt-IP35-PRO/GIGABYTE-GA-P35-DS3R/DS4/ASUS p5k/ASUS Blitz/ASUS Maximus Formula/eVGA 680i)

5)Your nice MIcronD9GMH or GKX RAM won't matter as people take it out of the equation to clock the CPUQuote

07-11-2007, 02:55:19

PV5150
Not that I can enter, but I'm going to get some dice action happening hopefully this weekend.Quote

07-11-2007, 03:24:16

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='PV5150'
Not that I can enter, but I'm going to get some dice action happening hopefully this weekend.
Ooooh nice mate Quote

07-11-2007, 05:07:18

PV5150
Yep I scored me a nice little CPU dice pot Quote

07-11-2007, 05:11:34

Toxcity
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='PV5150'
Yep I scored me a nice little CPU dice pot
I shall be looking forward to the results of this PV! Quote

07-11-2007, 06:06:47

K404
When does the 1st stage end? How much time do we have?Quote

07-11-2007, 06:07:29

Azza
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='K404'
When does the 1st stage end? How much time do we have?
Same question from me. Quote

07-11-2007, 06:08:48

K404
fastest reply in forum history? Quote

07-11-2007, 06:47:24

llwyd
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='K404'
fastest reply in forum history?
maybe you could read the competition details where it clearly states the competition ends on the 14th of December?Quote

07-11-2007, 06:53:33

K404
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='llwyd'
maybe you could read the competition details where it clearly states the competition ends on the 14th of December?
I read it over and over again and that date really looks like the end of stage 2 to me.

P.S....some manners please.Quote

07-11-2007, 07:32:07

Rastalovich
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='BTK'
It is a weird competition. If enough people hear about it and enter this is what will happen.

1)No AMD CPU or Quad Core will win.

2)A Core 2 Duo CPU with a x9 multi will win (E6600/E6700) Probably water or ln2 on E6700

3)Air Cooling stands no chance. Water will win. Hope to god no ln2 comes along because then no one stands a chance.

4)It will be tons of FSB by a high-end P35/X38/680i mobo (ABIt-IP35-PRO/GIGABYTE-GA-P35-DS3R/DS4/ASUS p5k/ASUS Blitz/ASUS Maximus Formula/eVGA 680i)

5)Your nice MIcronD9GMH or GKX RAM won't matter as people take it out of the equation to clock the CPU
OC3D have regular competitions that range various talents to qualify and participate. Some are stoopid easy, this one goes to the roots of oc`ing hardcore (if u like). Whilst there have been some outstanding results on air, there will obviously be an advantage to those under liquid or even sub-zero-hybrid stuff.

Maybe this time it`s a challenge, not that every1 can get 300%+, and not every1 will get even 30%, but the gauntlet is well laid down.

On air, a 939 board I got will take a 2g to 2.7g, that`s pretty impressive - possibly knacker that board in particular tho cos it has issues above about 2.4 now so I`d rather not do it. 35% woohoo !! hehe

I`m glad to see this compo, make a big change from hunting down freakin gifs on a site ! (cos I always come up short and give up )Quote

07-11-2007, 12:47:37

Toxcity
Oh well, the leader board has been pwned already.

Not many peeps can get to 60%.Quote

07-11-2007, 12:55:57

K404
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='K404'
When does the 1st stage end? How much time do we have?
bump!

Yea, im being annoying, but entrants deserve to know how much time they have to tweak for their CPU-Z shots...Quote

07-11-2007, 12:57:07

Toxcity
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='K404'
bump!

Yea, im being annoying, but entrants deserve to know how much time they have to tweak for their CPU-Z shots...
You have ages I believe until 14th of December? :eh:

Mmm, Actually of have a good point. Doesn't seem to say anywhere when the first stage ends.Quote

07-11-2007, 13:03:21

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='K404'
bump!

Yea, im being annoying, but entrants deserve to know how much time they have to tweak for their CPU-Z shots...
You've got a fair while don't worry - I'm just waiting to hear back from Komplett.Quote

07-11-2007, 13:06:24

K404
Cool Cheers. I was wondering how long until Abit/Komplett/OC3D decide which 5 folk get the boards for stage 2..

Im guessing a couple weeks or a bit less, so the stage 2 guys have time to bake some good Pi?Quote

07-11-2007, 13:39:07

steve30x
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='BTK'
It is a weird competition. If enough people hear about it and enter this is what will happen.

1)No AMD CPU or Quad Core will win.

2)A Core 2 Duo CPU with a x9 multi will win (E6600/E6700) Probably water or ln2 on E6700

3)Air Cooling stands no chance. Water will win. Hope to god no ln2 comes along because then no one stands a chance.

4)It will be tons of FSB by a high-end P35/X38/680i mobo (ABIt-IP35-PRO/GIGABYTE-GA-P35-DS3R/DS4/ASUS p5k/ASUS Blitz/ASUS Maximus Formula/eVGA 680i)

5)Your nice MIcronD9GMH or GKX RAM won't matter as people take it out of the equation to clock the CPU
All your points are very valid. There should have been positions for people on stock cooling , non stock air cooling and watercooling aswell ad positions for people with intel and amd. Even with the best cooling out there an amd wont touch the OC capabilities of the new intel cpu's. Its just unfair.I know Im in the top ten but realy soon I wont be in that list anymore.Quote

07-11-2007, 13:45:26

werty316
You guys have to remember this is an overclocking competition and not just an overclocking competition among CPUs in the same class (AMD vs. AMD and Intel vs. Intel).

If you want a chance then buy some new parts, other than that you can't complain because you have no chance.Quote

07-11-2007, 13:49:39

FarFarAway
I've seen more than 100% OC's on water with AMD CPU's

Overclocking is a lot about getting a golden chip as well as coolingQuote

07-11-2007, 13:54:26

steve30x
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='werty316'
You guys have to remember this is an overclocking competition and not just an overclocking competition among CPUs in the same class (AMD vs. AMD and Intel vs. Intel).

If you want a chance then buy some new parts, other than that you can't complain because you have no chance.
Your not getting our point. We arent saying its a competition against CPU's were saying that this competition is unfair because people with intels will stomp all over AMD's and people with supercooling will do the same for others that cant afford their equipment.

Also I cant afford to buy new parts because I am still paying for my current rig and will be doing so for another 11 months because I am currently unemployed.Quote

07-11-2007, 13:56:58

K404
To some extent I have to say..."ya paid your money, you made your choice" though at the same time, people with AMD gear know their hardware just as well as Intel owners so in some ways have caught a bit of an unlucky break.Quote

07-11-2007, 14:08:23

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='steve30x'
Your not getting our point. We arent saying its a competition against CPU's were saying that this competition is unfair because people with intels will stomp all over AMD's and people with supercooling will do the same for others that cant afford their equipment.

Also I cant afford to buy new parts because I am still paying for my current rig and will be doing so for another 11 months because I am currently unemployed.
Competitions need to be kept as simple as possible, as it seems people have an extremely short attention span when reading the rules (as we've already seen in this competition). As soon as you start adding leagues and additional ladders things get so complicated that it'd take a team of 50 moderators to keep on top of things.

We run a massive variety of competitions here at OC3D: anything from "enter your name correctly to win" to "find 100 logos dotted around this site". This is just another competition, with another set of rules. If you cant enter because your hardware isn't up to it, there will always be others that you can.Quote

07-11-2007, 14:09:26

FarFarAway
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='XMS'
If you cant enter because your hardware isn't up to it, there will always be others that you can.
We guarantee it Quote

07-11-2007, 14:10:01

werty316
He just doesn't get it I guess.Quote

07-11-2007, 14:14:45

steve30x
I do get it and I accept it. I will enter the next one and hope that some day I will have some luck.

By the way I was the first one to post both my unclocked and overclocked pic with validation link. (So my attention span isnt that bad)

Anyway I have been saving for a few weeks for some cheap watercooling and im ordering it tomorrow ao Ill give it a shot again when I have it setup. That is if I get it setup before stage 1 but I still cant see my CPU going any higher than I got it. I could be wrong though.Quote

07-11-2007, 14:59:52

Hatman
So basically I can go spend £50 on a E2140, clock it close to 3ghz and win one of those motherboards?

Nice

May just go and do that.. no way a Q6600 is ever going to win this lol. Then I can just the CPU to my bro for an xmas present. Its just a over clock and bench no need for water cooling, I expect my ultima90 will do it perfectly with a dual core.

The only problem is, I'm not sure if I'm comfortable removing my Q6000 and stuff, I know how to and all but I honestly cant afford to replace ANYTHING if it goes wrong.. I'm going to have to think about this...Quote

07-11-2007, 15:15:47

FarFarAway
Appreciate what ur sayin steve, and the attention span thing wasn't aimed at you I don't think

@Hatman ye that's right mate tbh if it OC's well enough, but don't break anything if you can't afford it (I try to make that a rule lol)Quote

07-11-2007, 15:32:34

Mr. Smith
This thread is full of people whining. You get given a chance to win something for nothing.

If you don't like the rules don't enterQuote

07-11-2007, 15:39:50

steve30x
You know we love you mr smith lol.

Ok so I did jump the gun about the rules and I am sorry. Rules are rules after all. I just hoep to get my watercooling installed and give it another try before stage 1 is over. I have been wanting a quad core system with about two months but cant afford it so heres my chance LOL. I can only try.Quote

07-11-2007, 15:52:12

disaster_master
Nice contest I like to joinQuote

07-11-2007, 16:25:22

Mr. Smith
lol - cheers steve!

Nah, I was in a bad mood earlier but Llwyd edited my post anyway - damn this censorship.

We need a revolution!Quote

07-11-2007, 16:30:31

llwyd
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Mr. Smith'
lol - cheers steve!

Nah, I was in a bad mood earlier but Llwyd edited my post anyway - damn this censorship.

We need a revolution!
haha can you honestly blame me?Quote

07-11-2007, 17:30:23

nepas
so now that everthings sorted,

whos gonna post the first "suicide" shot?Quote

07-11-2007, 17:47:05

Mr. Smith
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='llwyd'
haha can you honestly blame me?
Well, i only said stfu and it was to ALL the bizzatches lol

Quote:
Originally Posted by name='nepas'
so now that everthings sorted,

whos gonna post the first "suicide" shot?
This is the discussion thread mate, see the comp thread for entries!Quote

07-11-2007, 17:47:19

FarFarAway

07-11-2007, 18:14:55

BTK



It is a weird competition. If enough people hear about it and enter this is what will happen.

1)No AMD CPU or Quad Core will win.

2)A Core 2 Duo CPU with a x9 multi will win (E6600/E6700) Probably water or ln2 on E6700

3)Air Cooling stands no chance. Water will win. Hope to god no ln2 comes along because then no one stands a chance.

4)It will be tons of FSB by a high-end P35/X38/680i mobo (ABIt-IP35-PRO/GIGABYTE-GA-P35-DS3R/DS4/ASUS p5k/ASUS Blitz/ASUS Maximus Formula/eVGA 680i)

5)Your nice MIcronD9GMH or GKX RAM won't matter as people take it out of the equation to clock the CPU

All your points are very valid. There should have been positions for people on stock cooling , non stock air cooling and watercooling aswell ad positions for people with intel and amd. Even with the best cooling out there an amd wont touch the OC capabilities of the new intel cpu's. Its just unfair.I know Im in the top ten but realy soon I wont be in that list anymore.





Yeah categories would of been nice. But complicated rules are bad.

And whoever posts the leaderboard look at the first post on page 3 for my entry please. Just use the E6750 one.Quote

07-11-2007, 18:40:50

Daza
Hey all, been a lurker for a while but signed up for the comp and will stick around.

Just my 10 cents, as much as I like competitions and such but allowing extreme to compete in the same category as water and air looks like it will be another of those comps where they all get silly high overclocks with ln2 and such and make us mere mortals feel more unworthy I enjoyed oc my system to the death but feel its all in vein at the end of the day, but thanks to the guys who came up with the competition idea, maybe a little more refined next time.

Although if youve got 5 boards for round 1, why not make it two boards to air cooling, two boards to water cooling and then one board to the extreme catergory would make things a little more interesting as its about the ram timings in superpi. no amount of ln2 helps there.Quote

07-11-2007, 18:53:20

Joe
Knew it wld b pointless reinstating my old rig

hmmm may b worth dropping a few £ on skeebay to get one of the old 400MHZ Celerys

what I rele want 2 see is the guy who gets the 133.7% O/C --- that shd be an instant win (seriously to get the .7)Quote

07-11-2007, 18:54:41

K404
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='daza'
would make things a little more interesting as its about the ram timings in superpi. no amount of ln2 helps there.
I 100% beg to differ.

LN2 + the extra MHz will give a better SPi result than tweaked RAM timings. Trust Quote

07-11-2007, 18:56:33

Daza
We'll see, at the moment its lookign to be 5 blokes with either phase or ln2 with the same chips most likley with the same ram so could be interesting Quote

07-11-2007, 19:10:28

K404
The thing that "worries" me the most is the fact that 45nm chips are allowed. The top-end (£640+)might just be available in retail in time to bench for this, but I do foresee a gap in results if say 2 of the final 5 have 45nm chips (either ES or retail) and the other 3 are using E6850s or whatever...Quote

08-11-2007, 04:43:05

piotke
Some quick, not chit-chat related questions

- Whats the end date of the contest, round 1 ? Meaning, when do we have to post the last entries.

- secondly, probably because it's early in the morning, what calculation do you guys use to find out the percentage of the overclock ?

For example: if your PC is based around an Intel Core2Duo E4300 CPU with a stock speed of 1.8ghz, and you manage to push the CPU speed up to 2.8ghz , this would count as a 60% overclock.

Here we have a stock speed of 1.8 Ghz, 1 Ghz is added. 1 Ghz on 1.8 Ghz is 55 % more in my calculation.

1 - dami1stm | Intel 347 | 3055mhz | 6771mhz | 120.8%

Same here actually, an overclock of 3716 Mhz, on 3055 gives me 121.6%. Not bog differences, but still Quote

08-11-2007, 04:47:08

Phunky
Im gonna have to get the E2140 out of the MediaPC this weekend i think and see if i can bump that up a good few ghz Quote

08-11-2007, 06:23:38

Phunky
Damn, im gonna have to pull something out of the bag to stay in this top 5 :S

Be intresting to also list what cooling the top 5 have how many on the stock intel coolers?!Quote

08-11-2007, 06:36:31

steve30x
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='nepas'
so now that everthings sorted,

whos gonna post the first "suicide" shot?
I pushed as far as I dare on stock cooling. I was @ 1.55v when I done my last OC. Ill go a bit further if I can when I recieve the watercooling system. Im going to aim for the 4ghz LOL just the suicide shot. I have another AMD 6000 in my other non gaming machine so if I kill this CPU ill have a backup LOL.

Not that I will get in the top 5 but Ill do it for the hell of it and pray to god I can stay in the top 10.Quote

08-11-2007, 08:21:39

FragTek
Keep the clocks comin' boys! Good work to all who have submitted so far. There are going to be some tough numbers to beat on that leader board.Quote

08-11-2007, 10:08:41

BTK
Pleae look at first post on page 3 for my entry as I would like to be posted on the leaderboard. Thank You.Quote

08-11-2007, 10:10:31

steve30x
some people have great patience lol.Quote

08-11-2007, 11:52:50

Phunky
Not really - its more down to who has the more clockable chips

All my stuff is done on budget and air Quote

08-11-2007, 11:57:44

Rastalovich
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Phunky'
Not really - its more down to who has the more clockable chips

All my stuff is done on budget and air
Yeah pretty much, see a few E2140 styles grabbing some limelight.

I`d like to see a table for the mods, although I appreciate they`re banned. Just for giggles.Quote

08-11-2007, 12:02:06

K404
Well....45nm Vs anything will be a bit one-sided

£650 or the relevant contacts Vs probably an E6850? I know what my money would be on, especially as whoever makes the top 5 will be benching sub-zero....

id be well impressed if the final 5 made a gentlemans agreement to all use the same technology.Quote

08-11-2007, 12:05:04

Ham
Moved a few post over.

No talking in the entries sections people.

Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Rastalovich'
I`d like to see a table for the mods, although I appreciate they`re banned. Just for giggles.
And where's it say we're out? im coming for the lot of ya Quote

08-11-2007, 13:37:46

steve30x
Im just waiting for the guys at aqua pc's to reply to my email ( I emailed them 5 hours ago ) so I can order some watercooling. Ill get this thing nice and high LOL.Quote

08-11-2007, 14:30:54

Joe
bl1zZ has achieved a 133.7 % increase

my hat goes off to you sir

gratz on the leet ocQuote

08-11-2007, 14:33:15

steve30x
I dont think ill be going any further. The delivery charge of the watercooling kit might be higher than I expected so I may be out Quote

08-11-2007, 14:33:31

Marcus
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Joe'
bl1zZ has achieved a 133.7 % increase

my hat goes off to you sir

gratz on the leet oc
Would help if his ID numbers matched though...

ID : 265409

ID : 265440Quote

08-11-2007, 14:34:36

Shex
I've noticed you guys have updated the leader board... but I haven't been added to the top 10 for some reason ? I'm sure i've got atleast 90% overclock. ?Quote

08-11-2007, 14:36:59

steve30x
Somebodys caught cheating LOL.Quote

08-11-2007, 14:39:42

Joe
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='marcus000'
Would help if his ID numbers matched though...

ID : 265409

ID : 265440
submitter name is the same -HwX- bl1zZ

http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=265409

http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=265440

are the ID numbers not for a single OC instance ?? (i believe they are)

loves the 133.7 Oc!!Quote

08-11-2007, 14:46:14

llwyd
ID numbers are per upload, its a fairly cheatproof system

Congrats on the 133%, pretty sick Quote

08-11-2007, 15:16:08

Marcus
Fair enough then :-)Quote

08-11-2007, 16:13:16

darkorb
Steve30, i dont think u have a chance with that AMD 6000+ chip, max iv seen on that thing is 3.5ghz, and thats nothing compared to the Core2's.Quote

08-11-2007, 16:22:15

Rastalovich
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Ham'
Moved a few post over.

No talking in the entries sections people.

And where's it say we're out? im coming for the lot of ya
OC !Quote

08-11-2007, 16:23:03

steve30x
Theres no harm in trying. The most Ive seen this CPU is at 3.5ghz also but they had the CPU watercooled but I got this thing to 3.45ghz on stock cooling. So im hoping to go a little further if I get the watercooling. If not I can stick this thing to 3.45 ghz when I have the watercooling. Ill just have to find the right setting so I dont OC the ram too much.Quote

08-11-2007, 16:25:30

Brooksie
Loving the Celeron at 6GHz Quote

08-11-2007, 22:15:19

werty316
All anyone can do is try their best and see how they will fair against the rest.Quote

08-11-2007, 23:45:36

darkorb

09-11-2007, 01:02:58

jabski
just as i was going to take my systems apart. oh well time to get the phase unit up and running again Quote

09-11-2007, 08:18:39

Mr. Smith
Damn I need a phase, can't push this quad past 4.1ghz (~70%) even with 3 cores disabled...

Might drop £40 on an e2140 and whack in 2.0v lol Quote

09-11-2007, 08:22:32

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Mr. Smith'
Damn I need a phase, can't push this quad past 4.1ghz (~70%) even with 3 cores disabled...

Might drop £40 on an e2140 and whack in 2.0v lol
dooo ittt Quote

09-11-2007, 09:15:04

steve30x
Thouht I killed my rig LOL. I updated the bios on my mobo to the 0902 and tried to squeeze more from my ram but I couldnt to get the thing to POST lol. Anyway I put in some ADATA ram and it posted for me. the system seems to be slightly faster with this new bios now (and the option for 1066mhz ram is now in the bios) si I might try another suicide shot later.Quote

09-11-2007, 09:26:59

Rastalovich
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Mr. Smith'
Damn I need a phase, can't push this quad past 4.1ghz (~70%) even with 3 cores disabled...

Might drop £40 on an e2140 and whack in 2.0v lol
pfft get on ebay and find a pentium D Quote

09-11-2007, 09:30:33

disaster_master
Still pushing

A am on air cooling

http://valid.x86-secret.com/ccpuz.php?id=265718

http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=265718

Had that little sucker at 4.1 but no validation

not as good as the most people here but i am a beginner.

later this week i might go subzero ghetto style Quote

09-11-2007, 14:50:02

steve30x
Thats a good oc. Better than what I managed. But Ill be getting watercooling soon. Hopefully before stage 1 ends. Still I doubt I have a snowballs chance in hell with the results so far. But im going to do it just to see what this cpu will do on watercooling.Quote

09-11-2007, 14:50:05

fragma`
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Done (correctly I hope lol)
My cpu is an E2140 mate,I notice in the leaderboard you have updated and

showing it as an E4300,just thought I would let you know.Quote

09-11-2007, 15:01:18

bl1zZ
Yes you are right, there are two mistakes in your new list.

I got a Core 2 Duo E4300 and you added taqies twice with the same result (#5 and #6)

But thanks for adding me Quote

09-11-2007, 15:02:03

FarFarAway
Yep good spot, cheers Quote

09-11-2007, 15:04:16

bl1zZ
No problem! Quote

09-11-2007, 15:12:47

a1k*OCM
I'm #2 not #3 :eyes:

Quote

09-11-2007, 15:14:49

Jokester
I see a lot of people posting cut and pastes of the CPU-Z window off the web verification tool rather than screen grabs of the actual live window when overclocking, is this acceptable?

JokesterQuote

09-11-2007, 15:18:19

bl1zZ
The 3rd has to be on the 2nd

And bl1zZ cpu = E4300 Quote

09-11-2007, 15:21:42

Rastalovich
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='disaster_master'
Still pushing

A am on air cooling

http://valid.x86-secret.com/ccpuz.php?id=265718

http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=265718

Had that little sucker at 4.1 but no validation

not as good as the most people here but i am a beginner.

later this week i might go subzero ghetto style
I hope whatever stage u get to u make sure u post ur results in the ENTRY thread buddy.

As for how to submit, I`d be sure I do it the way the thread managers have SAID to do it - for chance my entry wasn`t acceptable. Their guidelines are there to read. People could however being posting just quals cos they don`t feel they`ve finished or something.

Some outstanding work going on, be shame to lose out on a technicality.

Rules are there to read along with an entry example.Quote

09-11-2007, 15:36:14

Rastalovich
Hold on a minute.

What is the legit stock speed of a E2140 ? I can run a 2600+ Athlon @ 800mhz, but I dont think that`d be acceptable.Quote

09-11-2007, 15:37:55

bl1zZ
e2140=1.6ghz 1mb L2 Cache

e4300=1.8ghz 2mb L2 Cache

You understood me wrong

I used an e4300 and not an e2140 like your mate posted in the list Quote

09-11-2007, 15:44:18

Rastalovich
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='bl1zZ'
e2140=1.6ghz 1mb L2 Cache

e4300=1.8ghz 2mb L2 Cache
ah ic, blizZ 1st place is 1800. >.< 1600 would make it 165% !!Quote

09-11-2007, 15:48:43

bl1zZ
You understood me wrong

I used an e4300 and not an e2140 like your mate posted in the list Quote

09-11-2007, 16:09:12

bl1zZ
Now its right

Thanks Quote

09-11-2007, 16:15:10

FarFarAway
All amendedQuote

09-11-2007, 16:47:42

FarFarAway
Posts moved

All eligible countries:

UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Germany, France, Austria, Denmark & SwedenQuote

09-11-2007, 17:53:32

nathan
is it wise to try and overclock whilst drunk? if not, i think i'll wait till tomorrow.Quote

09-11-2007, 18:12:06

K404
If you have to ask the question.... Quote

09-11-2007, 18:17:06

FarFarAway
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='nathan'
is it wise to try and overclock whilst drunk? if not, i think i'll wait till tomorrow.
mwahahahahaha

NO! DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO IT!! Quote

09-11-2007, 18:20:09

nepas
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
mwahahahahaha

NO! DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO IT!!
you are one evil man,

you are just waiting for the suicide o/c arnt you?Quote

09-11-2007, 18:27:55

taqies
I think I should be 4th atm as I've made a 2nd attempt with higher OC. Here's my previous post.

http://forum.overclock3d.net/showpost.php?p=174291&postcount=33Quote

09-11-2007, 19:12:43

ivanrlynn
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Mr. Smith'
even with 3 cores disabled...
I've been trying to find some info on disabling cores but can't find any info anywhere about it any chance anyone could point me in the right direction?Quote

09-11-2007, 19:16:27

Toxcity
lol, the leaderboard is dominated by new guys! Quote

09-11-2007, 19:21:56

Ham
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Toxcity'
lol, the leaderboard is dominated by new guys!
Was bound to happen due to the nature of the comp.

I was working on something to fight back but time:cashflow means its looking less likelyQuote

09-11-2007, 19:35:17

taqies
Come on old guys...put some cash on a cheap celly..the more the merrier... Quote

09-11-2007, 20:03:58

Ham
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='taqies'
Come on old guys...put some cash on a cheap celly..the more the merrier...
£20 for the CPU isn't the problem. Its the £150 for the parts to construct the cooler, then the time to properly test and tune it.Quote

09-11-2007, 20:13:03

steve30x
I dont think I have a chance because the highest I have seen my CPU at is 3.5ghz. Not only that but my watercooling kit wont be shipped until tuesday . If I can get the WC working in time and I can get my CPU above 3.5ghz I will post my results.Quote

09-11-2007, 20:31:22

ivanrlynn
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='steve30x'
I dont think I have a chance because the highest I have seen my CPU at is 3.5ghz. Not only that but my watercooling kit wont be shipped until tuesday . If I can get the WC working in time and I can get my CPU above 3.5ghz I will post my results.
Once you get watercooling you won't know what you did without it, only hassle is the setup which takes a little time I kind of cheated and didn't build my own kit, i got the Thermaltake Kandalf LCS which has an inbuilt system though you still got to put it together

Quote:
Originally Posted by name='a1k*OCM'
I'm #2 not #3 :eyes:

I noticed that then seen where I dropped to Quote

09-11-2007, 20:39:29

steve30x
Heres the Kit I have ordered

http://www.aqua-pcs.co.uk/xspc-x2o-pro-watercooling-kit-819-p.asp

Its supposed to be pretty good. The RAD is going to be mounted on the outside rear of my case to help cooling. Thank god I dont need to modify the case for the pipes because the holes are there already on the back of the case. Im hoping to hit a record high with this CPU when I get the kit but I doubt it. Still im sure if I can get it stable @ 3.45ghz with the WC I will keep it there for good. Well until I upgrade to tripple or quad core anyway. But the new Bios for this motherboard makes my rig slower so I had to revert back to the 0804 bios. The new bios enables me to use the new quad core CPU's. I hope they correct the problem with the next bios update.Quote

09-11-2007, 20:57:23

ivanrlynn
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='steve30x'
Heres the Kit I have ordered

http://www.aqua-pcs.co.uk/xspc-x2o-pro-watercooling-kit-819-p.asp

Its supposed to be pretty good. The RAD is going to be mounted on the outside rear of my case to help cooling. Thank god I dont need to modify the case for the pipes because the holes are there already on the back of the case. Im hoping to hit a record high with this CPU when I get the kit but I doubt it. Still im sure if I can get it stable @ 3.45ghz with the WC I will keep it there for good. Well until I upgrade to tripple or quad core anyway. But the new Bios for this motherboard makes my rig slower so I had to revert back to the 0804 bios. The new bios enables me to use the new quad core CPU's. I hope they correct the problem with the next bios update.
Seems like a nice bit of kit just read a review of it, we are getting a bit off topic though..

Can you overclock in windows, if so you might be able to bump it up a bit and adjust voltages for a very short while (chipset got max volts on air cooling) just enough to verify with cup-z, thats how i got 516 x 8, crashing all over the place but managed to brick my ip35 with bad bios flash be carefulQuote

10-11-2007, 04:03:11

steve30x
Ive gone as far as I dare on stock cooling man. I was at 1.55v when I hit 3.45ghz. Any higher and im sure things would have staerted getting toasted. I probably got it that high because I turned the 2 fans on the top of my case on to max , the rear fan at max speed and the sidepanel (20cm) fan to medium.Quote

10-11-2007, 06:05:15

Pederrs
Hello all!

Very nice competition you have here... thanks

Can we get a date on when round one ends?

Btw. i have red the hole thread now and i think many forget this:

NOTE:

Screenshots must be taken AFTER validation to allow the inclusion of validation ID (bottom left in screenshots)



Quote

10-11-2007, 06:16:17

Rastalovich
Some1 get around to NoL`s and pinch one of his frosty-cone makers

Actually, some1 get hold of NoL, he should be in on this.Quote

10-11-2007, 06:17:52

a1k*OCM
It's too easy to upload an "old" .cvf backup file

some people 'will' cheat like this

btw, i'm second not third

sorry for my bad english Quote

10-11-2007, 07:24:48

bl1zZ
No no, don't tell NoL and his frozen monsters of this contest Quote

10-11-2007, 07:25:46

llwyd
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Rastalovich'
Some1 get around to NoL`s and pinch one of his frosty-cone makers

Actually, some1 get hold of NoL, he should be in on this.
NoL is from the US Quote

10-11-2007, 07:30:02

Rastalovich
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='llwyd'
NoL is from the US
Ah fudge, shoulda remembered half his gasses are banned in the uk

hehe still reckon a `just for giggles` leaderboard would be kewl.Quote

10-11-2007, 09:09:18

cube
This competition is inherently flawed - Core2 CPU's are going to clock better than AMD ones, so a simple percentage OC isn't really fair. The winners of this competition will probably be those with low speed C2D's that can clock to really high levels easily, and probably with an expensive phase change setup - why would they need this new gear anyway?Quote

10-11-2007, 09:22:06

Ham
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='cube'
This competition is inherently flawed - Core2 CPU's are going to clock better than AMD ones, so a simple percentage OC isn't really fair. The winners of this competition will probably be those with low speed C2D's that can clock to really high levels easily, and probably with an expensive phase change setup - why would they need this new gear anyway?
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='FragTek'
No, it's a COMPETITION. And the winners definitely deserve to win, they have invested enough time and money in to their rigs to be the best of the best. This has nothing to do with giving away gear to people that can't afford it, this has everything to do with giving away gear to folks that really know how to clock. Sorry if you can't compete with the big dogs....
Nuff said really.Quote

10-11-2007, 09:56:12

llwyd
If youre not a world class runner, you dont enter an olympic race do you.

I mean when was the last time you got upset because the person that came in first at Monaco wasn't you?

Anyway, pretty much every competition we've held so far has been basically a giveaway, and there will be plenty more to come.

and pedders, the OP was updated the other day with the finish date for round oneQuote

10-11-2007, 11:20:47

cube
What the hell are you talking about?

My point is that those with AMD processors are really out of luck in this - so a simple % increase OC competition isn't fair because Core 2 etc. will do better.

I can't compete with the big dogs? I got my 4200+ from 2.2 to 3.02GHz thank you, which is good enough for me - I actually live in SPain and can't enter.

As I said - my point was that most AMD owners are gonna be left out of this. And I NEVER mentioned giving this stuff away to people who can't afford it, and if you were implying that I was somehow one of those then shame on you.Quote

10-11-2007, 11:26:31

llwyd
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='cube'

My point is that those with AMD processors are really out of luck in this - so a simple % increase OC competition isn't fair because Core 2 etc. will do better.
Yea thats understood now and was understood before the competition. Thats partly the point. If you want to compete then do so, get a C2D and build a phase and show what you can do..... thats the competition. If people with processors that cant OC as high had any chance of winning it would be another givaway. ya dig?Quote

10-11-2007, 11:39:05

ivanrlynn
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='llwyd'
Yea thats understood now and was understood before the competition. Thats partly the point. If you want to compete then do so, get a C2D and build a phase and show what you can do..... thats the competition. If people with processors that cant OC as high had any chance of winning it would be another givaway. ya dig?
Well from my thinking your gonna have to get a 775 proc to compete in round 2 if you get through as you have to ues the ip35 from round 1 so it won't matter if you have amd in round 1....anyway my cheap 420 celly is in the post..Quote

10-11-2007, 11:49:42

Ham
I wonder how many of the results submitted are form people main rigs? Rather than benchmarking and specific overclocking rigs.Quote

10-11-2007, 11:57:20

llwyd
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='ivanrlynn'
Well from my thinking your gonna have to get a 775 proc to compete in round 2 if you get through as you have to ues the ip35 from round 1 so it won't matter if you have amd in round 1....anyway my cheap 420 celly is in the post..
True but a lot of the best % OC'ers are really cheap Quote

10-11-2007, 13:06:27

ivanrlynn
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='ivanrlynn'
anyway my cheap 420 celly is in the post..
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='llwyd'

True but a lot of the best % OC'ers are really cheap
Thats what I mean but the motherboard and cooling is the kicker anyways I would not enter the comp if I did not have the setup to at least try and have a stab @ it but then again id have to agree with cube and say that this piticular comp is more aimed at Intel considering the prizes on offer but not the core 2 only but definatly intel chips....sure 2 of the top 5 are cellys and all of the top 5 can be got for about €70 or less but mother board capable of pushing these chips are like €100 +.....Quote

10-11-2007, 13:13:06

taqies
mine only b grade dfi p965-s dark for el cheapo 70eu and on air...no phase change for me..so it all depends on ur skill and luck really.Quote

10-11-2007, 13:28:29

a1k*OCM
With a cpu oced less than 140% there will be no chances

and overclock a cpu more than 140% on air it's impossible with 775 or am2 chip

one week and we will be kicked of the top5 by the "big ocers" with pretested/tried/ES Cpu chips the cooling is not the only one secret

sorry for my really bad english :banng: Quote

10-11-2007, 13:35:08

taqies
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='a1k*OCM'
With a cpu oced less than 140% there will be no chances

and overclock a cpu more than 140% on air it's impossible with 775 or am2 chip

one week and we will be kicked of the top5 by the "big ocers" with pretested/tried/ES Cpu chips the cooling is not the only one secret

sorry for my really bad english :banng:
Definitely agree with that..Don't have money for a phase change..I'm an old skool type ocers. I did it because I want value for money.

Still fingers crossed. Quote

10-11-2007, 15:24:09

FarFarAway
Honestly though, wait and see Quote

11-11-2007, 07:44:59

bl1zZ
@Piotke: What cooling did you use?Quote

11-11-2007, 07:50:06

kitfit1
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Honestly though, wait and see
Yep, wait and see is all you can do. I think though that something ought to be explained here. Just because someone is under phase, does not mean that they are going to win round 1. I am under phase, and at the momet am 9th. For me to stand a chance with my E6600 i would have to get my clock to 4.8gig minimum, and frankly, i don't see that happening, not with my mobo anyway. To tack onto something said earlier, what sort of idiot is going to go out and buy a new cpu and mobo just to win a comp, who's prize is, a new cpu and mobo ?

My rig, in answer to Ham, is my main rig and i run phase 24/7. Prior to going Intel i run the same phase unit 24/7 on my 939 rig for ages.

All i have to do now is get up the courage to shove 2v through this E6600 to see if it will go to 100%+ clock.Quote

11-11-2007, 10:24:56

piotke
Single Stage unmodded vapo LS. Very hard chip. Did on air already 3,2 Ghz. Has some sort of FSB wall. I predict about 200 Mhz more on LN2.

Pushing a nice 2,35 Vcpll. But this one of the first of these chips.Quote

11-11-2007, 10:32:58

bl1zZ
I can't change vcpll on my Gigabyte

I think I'll give my P5B Deluxe a try but i don't think that i can push the cpu more .

Maybe we should talk @ ICQ if you want? (213835112)Quote

11-11-2007, 11:57:04

piotke
Fully modded p5k overhere.Quote

11-11-2007, 12:50:05

bl1zZ
I already thought that you use a modded board

@ a1k*OCM: Thats what i heard too but raising the vpcie didnt help me ^^

A measurepoint to readout the vcppl @ stock vpcie and raised vpcie would be interesting Quote

11-11-2007, 14:22:12

darkorb
the only way to get 100%+ without going insane high GHZ is the e4300, or e2x00, the ones with >2ghzQuote

12-11-2007, 05:37:26

Phunky
Looks like im gonna have to pull out the E2140 from the Media PC if i stand any chance of keeping in the top 5 :/

My e4300 dont seem to want to move past 3.4ghz :/ even on that its only stable long enuff to run CPU-Z once!

Cant even boot at 3.6ghz!Quote

12-11-2007, 05:55:57

llwyd
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='darkorb'
the only way to get 100%+ without going insane high GHZ is the e4300, or e2x00, the ones with >2ghz
several celerons are a safe bet although there are quite a few other cpus that will do itQuote

12-11-2007, 17:42:55

steve30x
I hope you guys will hold a similar competition for us AMD guys some time in the future..Quote

12-11-2007, 17:58:00

mrapoc
Stop http://forum.overclock3d.net/oc3d_gf...es/cussing.gifhttp://forum.overclock3d.net/oc3d_gf...es/cussing.gifhttp://forum.overclock3d.net/oc3d_gf...es/cussing.gifhttp://forum.overclock3d.net/oc3d_gf...es/cussing.gifhttp://forum.overclock3d.net/oc3d_gf...es/cussing.gifing lol - i have an intel i cant get far

Its just what seems to be the best overclocker at the time - wanna win? go buy whats hot atm. If not just sit and wait for the next awesome overclocking cpu - some guys have quad cores...high end too, probably intel - they have no chanceQuote

12-11-2007, 19:18:39

llwyd
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='steve30x'
I hope you guys will hold a similar competition for us AMD guys some time in the future..
Out of curiosity whats your best result so far with your AMD processor?Quote

12-11-2007, 19:34:37

darkorb
AMD X2 3800+ stock 2ghz to 2.7ghz with 1.5v (max i can use )Quote

12-11-2007, 19:50:16

steve30x
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='llwyd'
Out of curiosity whats your best result so far with your AMD processor?
My best so far is 14.5% (3.45ghz) on stock cooling. I dont want to push any further because I was at 1.55v at that. When I get the waterciooling kit I will see how far this thing will go.Quote

12-11-2007, 20:04:18

FarFarAway
TBH, a lot of people have got nice scores on AMDs

http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=993

Trouble is, C2D's beat em hands down Quote

12-11-2007, 20:16:41

steve30x
Ive seen reviewers that couldnt get past 3.3ghz with my particular CPU and the Highest I have seen reported for the 6000 is 3.5ghz on watercooling. I dont know how high I can push it but the cooling on the motherboard itself might help my results also.Quote

12-11-2007, 21:49:46

a1k*OCM
@Kempez, (3Times) i'm second, not third! Quote

13-11-2007, 03:23:30

cube
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='llwyd'
Out of curiosity whats your best result so far with your AMD processor?
Well I have gone from 2.2-3GHz on my 4200, but that is still not a great 'percentage' overclock if you see my point. Anyways, someone commented before that they have an Intel chip and can't clock very well with it.

Well I actually said it will be the low end Intel chips that can be pushed the farthest, and yeah Celerons appear to be quite good for this too.Quote

13-11-2007, 07:00:41

a1k*OCM
I will receive a pentium E2140 tomorrow, i hope +130% Quote

13-11-2007, 07:28:55

K404
for bl1zz: What cooling are you using dude- that 135% is really nice Quote

13-11-2007, 08:40:44

bl1zZ
nl11f singlestage another question...xhat happens if the cpu of a first roundwinner gets broken?Quote

13-11-2007, 08:41:51

Ham
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='bl1zZ'
nl11f singlestage another question...xhat happens if the cpu of a first roundwinner gets broken?
Urm, buy another? RMA it? :eh:Quote

13-11-2007, 09:51:27

K404
We can use different gear between stages, so I dont think it matters, except its annoying to bust a CPU...Quote

13-11-2007, 11:30:28

FragTek
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='bl1zZ'
nl11f singlestage another question...xhat happens if the cpu of a first roundwinner gets broken?
Find another processer.Quote

13-11-2007, 11:58:34

Rastalovich
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='FragTek'
Find another processer.
U still got that table, picture frame, or whatever it was with mad-old cpus in it ?Quote

13-11-2007, 12:15:20

llwyd
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Rastalovich'
U still got that table, picture frame, or whatever it was with mad-old cpus in it ?
Expect one or two of them could show these whipersnappers a thing or two tbhQuote

13-11-2007, 12:30:33

bl1zZ
hmm...i'm think of getting another cpu but e2140 or celeron s 420. the 2140 has the advantage of it's cache...or a second e4300 Quote

14-11-2007, 09:36:29

Johnny Bravo
So wait can someone just confirm if you do or do not have to use the SAME hardware (ie cpu and ram etc) on the second round?

****

Also what's the deal with, say 45nm cpu's they gonna be legit or are we going to have a gentleman's agreement to not "cheat" with them on the second round? Quote

14-11-2007, 09:40:16

Phunky
Whats the date for the end of the first round? I really dont want to miss out on giving my over chip a try but also cba taking the media pc apart during the week

Also i hope everyone in the results has been confirm to come from the correct countries! GeoIP check me thinks!!Quote

14-11-2007, 10:01:36

Johnny Bravo
I think it was a fortnite yesterday, anyone else know?Quote

14-11-2007, 10:07:22

Ham
Its the 27th*

And using a 45nm chip would be accepted.

*I thinkQuote

14-11-2007, 12:26:13

steve30x
[QUOTE=name='Johnny Bravo']So wait can someone just confirm if you do or do not have to use the SAME hardware (ie cpu and ram etc) on the second round?

Different hardware is allowed for the top 5 in the second round.Quote

14-11-2007, 12:26:26

FarFarAway
27th

And you can use any damn hardware you like in round 2Quote

14-11-2007, 12:38:31

K404
sooo...first to drop £660 on a CPU wins? Quote

14-11-2007, 12:57:53

FarFarAway
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='K404'
sooo...first to drop £660 on a CPU wins?
If someone wants to do that then that's their business. I'd say first to get a nice chip and sweet cooling winsQuote

14-11-2007, 13:04:24

K404
I agree, it is their business, but it stops being a question of whos got the cooling or the ability, but who has the deepest pockets.

an E6850 at say 5GHz under quality Single-stage or better will not (I suspect) edge out a decent QX9650 on water

OC_windforce did this under watercooling, on Vista (slower for SPi):

http://www.nowpug.com/bbs/data/multi...0744/11111.jpg

an E6850 needs ballpark 5050-5100MHz to do that, and thats the top-end of dry-ice clock territory.Quote

14-11-2007, 13:55:36

FarFarAway
2 points:

* Once we have the 5 initial winners they all have a free (yes that's right folks, at no cost to themselves) motherboard, so they are already winners. Then we also know that they can clock (top 5 have to have at least 115% OC already).

* If they then decide to go splash £6-700 on a CPU to win a prize worth that on it's own then I guess that is their decision.

We negotiated the rules and yes, would have preferred something a little different, but we're not supplying the prizes free (there's that word again) of charge are we?Quote

14-11-2007, 19:06:58

steve30x
I think Kempez is having a bad day today.Quote

14-11-2007, 19:44:42

FarFarAway
Not really, I suppose I'm just saying: "thems the rules"

It's not like anyone's having to pay lots of money to enter is it Quote

14-11-2007, 20:05:14

Johnny Bravo
Na it's ok - you'll never get everyone happy on these things. If anything it's more of an encentive to try as hard as possible anyway

Like you said, if you win the first round you've won a prize anyway!Quote

15-11-2007, 12:32:09

Ham
Has anyone killed any hardware for this comp yet?Quote

17-11-2007, 09:02:48

kitfit1
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Ham'
Has anyone killed any hardware for this comp yet?
It's only a matter of time , someone is bound to spill some LN on their mobo, with the resultant cracking of PCB fo;;owing shortly after.Quote

17-11-2007, 09:04:06

kitfit1
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Ham'
Has anyone killed any hardware for this comp yet?
It's only a matter of time , someone is bound to spill some LN on their mobo, with the resultant cracking of PCB following shortly after.Quote

20-11-2007, 08:11:06

kataras





#1 - blizZ | Intel E4300 | 1800mhz | 4235mhz | 135.2%

#2 - dami1stm | Intel E2180 | 2000mhz | 4669mhz | 133%

#3 - a1k*OCM | Intel Celeron 430 | 1800mhz | 4050mhz | 125%

#4 - dami1stm | Intel 347 | 3055mhz | 6771mhz | 121.6%

#5 - fragma' | Intel E2140 | 1600mhz | 3440mhz | 115%





im not entering the competition, but do have a quick question, do u guys think its fair that dami1stm is taking two prize places (in case if no one enters, by the end of the competition and he stays in #2 and #4). the competition picture clearly says:



im sure some people would like to know this...Quote

20-11-2007, 08:29:25

steve30x
Ok that is unfair. He should only get one prize.

PS. Im still waiting for my Watercooling kit and some kind of decent response from the guys as to whats happening with it.Quote

20-11-2007, 08:53:31

darkorb
im sure it will only be one prize and that the mods made a little booboo. it would be queit unfair giving him 2Quote

20-11-2007, 10:22:47

bl1zZ
I got a new toy to play with =)

Q6600 G0 :PQuote

20-11-2007, 10:33:45

Azza
My CPUs have arrived but I canny pick them up until 4!!!

Bloody security people are silly.

Just have to have until tomorrow for when my phase unit arrives and then I can get overclocking. Quote

20-11-2007, 10:38:51

bl1zZ
What CPU's did you order? Quote

20-11-2007, 10:42:30

Azza
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='bl1zZ'
What CPU's did you order?
You will just have to wait and see wont you. Quote

20-11-2007, 11:51:42

bl1zZ
...

There are just a few possibilities...

What cooling will you use?Quote

20-11-2007, 12:08:20

Azza
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='bl1zZ'
...

There are just a few possibilities...

What cooling will you use?
You will just have to wait until tomorrow. Quote

20-11-2007, 13:20:48

bl1zZ
Ah you said phase

If its a SS you just have a few possibilities...

Celeron S420

Celeron S430

Core2Duo E2140

Core2Duo E2160 (if its a real good one)

Core2Duo E4300

Core2Duo E4400 ( but i dont think that you'll use a E4400 )

That should be everything i think Quote

20-11-2007, 15:39:28

FarFarAway
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='kataras'
im not entering the competition, but do have a quick question, do u guys think its fair that dami1stm is taking two prize places (in case if no one enters, by the end of the competition and he stays in #2 and #4). the competition picture clearly says:



im sure some people would like to know this...
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='steve30x'
Ok that is unfair. He should only get one prize.

PS. Im still waiting for my Watercooling kit and some kind of decent response from the guys as to whats happening with it.
Umm, oops

One per person obviously Quote

20-11-2007, 17:08:00

steve30x
Your entitled to mistakes Kempez. Otherwise you wouldnt be human I know I wont get in the top five but it was a good observation that the guy had two places in the top 5.Quote

20-11-2007, 17:14:20

Azza
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='bl1zZ'
Ah you said phase

If its a SS you just have a few possibilities...

Celeron S420

Celeron S430

Core2Duo E2140

Core2Duo E2160 (if its a real good one)

Core2Duo E4300

Core2Duo E4400 ( but i dont think that you'll use a E4400 )

That should be everything i think
They are in that list. Quote

21-11-2007, 07:46:58

bl1zZ
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Azza'
They are in that list.
Hehe i knew it

Look @ P1ts entry...127% and 5548mhz Quote

21-11-2007, 11:32:54

bl1zZ
Hey,

great results!

You got pretty nice units (As i can see Rotary SingleStage and a 2 Stage for GPUS) there and MANY good boards too.

Congratz!Quote

21-11-2007, 11:38:51

dami1stm
There are an error in the current top 5.

The second performer it is not me (with 2180) but Florian76.

I have a result with Celeron 347 @ + of 6700Mhz Quote

21-11-2007, 11:42:22

CornerJack
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='bl1zZ'
Hey,

great results!

You got pretty nice units (As i can see Rotary SingleStage and a 2 Stage for GPUS) there and MANY good boards too.

Congratz!
Thanks

But it's a cascade (two rotary red and black)Quote

21-11-2007, 11:48:14

Ham
Very nice work there CornerJack. Welcome about too, spied you about on many benching and phase hideouts on the internet.

And as for the unit, the big, insulated plate HX kinda gives it away as a cascade . Any specs/details for it?Quote

21-11-2007, 16:35:52

marmott
woh your 162% is very impressive CornerJack !!Quote

22-11-2007, 04:45:29

CornerJack
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='marmott'
woh your 162% is very impressive CornerJack !!
Thanks, it's a very good CPU !Quote

22-11-2007, 09:18:57

Azza
Looks like im not going to have time to enter with all the work ive got to do. Quote

23-11-2007, 08:21:34

bl1zZ
Damn its getting really close for me -.-

I need that board!! Quote

24-11-2007, 10:13:48

Pederrs
I have some questions for the moderators.

You wrote this rule:

NOTE:

Screenshots must be taken AFTER validation to allow the inclusion of validation ID (bottom left in screenshots)



As i can see almost everyone at top 10 has just used the picture from their validation. There will not be the "ID" letters one a right screenshot.

So is this a rule....or..?

Another question: In round two do the results have to be after 27/11/07 or after 06/11/07?Quote

24-11-2007, 10:27:37

FarFarAway
I think as long as it's validated as being by you, after the date and we have as pic you should be fine

Round 2 must be performed with the board you recieve as the prize so it would be 100% impossible to have a result before the end date of stage 1Quote

24-11-2007, 10:30:09

Pederrs
Okay... Thanks for the quick reply Quote

26-11-2007, 07:38:55

bl1zZ
It was great to be in the competition

Good Luck for the restQuote

27-11-2007, 18:00:19

K404
Congrats to the stage one winners!!

I'll be honest...the level of competition was a lot higher than i expected!Quote

27-11-2007, 18:12:44

FarFarAway
Thanks guys and well done to all who entered. There were some awesome OC's and everyone who entered deserves praise...overclocking FTW tbh

I'll announce what the winners need to do shortlyQuote

28-11-2007, 00:45:46

ivanrlynn
I'd also like to say congrats to the winners you guys have mad skillz

And also thanks to Overclock3D and Komplett for hold this comp and especially Overclock3D for alowing non forum regulars into this comp aswell

Anyway best of luck in round 1, I will be keeping a close eye

Now who will crack 200% with the IP35's ? - No mercy!!Quote

29-11-2007, 04:22:33

CornerJack
XMS --> when do you think that Komplett.co.uk send the motherboard ?

Thanks Quote

29-11-2007, 04:41:51

FarFarAway
OK so for the winners please send an e-mail with your address details to:

entries [at] overclock3d [dot] net

Subject:

"I am the best Overclocker"

Make sure your forum username is in there and the mail has to be from the e-mail you signed up for the forum with for security reasonsQuote

29-11-2007, 04:53:41

CornerJack
It's sent Quote

29-11-2007, 10:29:16

Overcrash
send too Quote

29-11-2007, 12:20:38

Pederrs
Send....Quote

03-12-2007, 04:50:04

Nosfer@tu
Sent.

Already sent a PM with this info thoug

Private Messages in Folder: Sent Items

Messages: 1 Wednesday

28-11-2007

Adress

05:13 AM

To XMS

Will I have less days for the competition now ?

I mean have they already been sent ?Quote

03-12-2007, 04:55:28

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Nosfer@tu'
Sent.

Already sent a PM with this info thoug

Private Messages in Folder: Sent Items

Messages: 1 Wednesday

28-11-2007

Adress

05:13 AM

To XMS

Will I have less days for the competition now ?

I mean have they already been sent ?
Nope I sent your details off along with the other winners yesterday Quote

03-12-2007, 12:49:07

BTK
i was going to enter on the last day

no sense in entering before that because I wanted to see if I would fit into top 5

with my GIGABYTE-GA-P35-DS3R/E6750/Scythe Infinity HSF i only managed 4,050 MHz

Not close enough for top 5.

No worries though I actually ordered myself an ABIT IP35-PRO from newegg last night.

Gratz to the winners. can't wait to see the results.Quote

03-12-2007, 14:25:26

aphex2k
Running a 2160 @ 3.2Ghz with stock Intel cooling. Temps are fantastic. Mem/FSB @ 1:1

I nominate myself as the l337357 Quote

03-12-2007, 15:24:46

FarFarAway
lol well bad luck guys< mebbe the next one will be more conjusive to you

Looking forward to the results with the new motherboards Quote

04-12-2007, 07:27:30

CornerJack
News for the shipping of Abit IP35 PRO ? Quote

04-12-2007, 13:21:45

florian76
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='CornerJack'
News for the shipping of Abit IP35 PRO ?
?Quote

04-12-2007, 13:31:56

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='florian76'
?
Details passed to Komplett over the weekend. If the boards don't arrive in good time, we'll extend the competition to make sure you all have plenty of time to get your best results in Quote

07-12-2007, 12:19:03

Pederrs
Have someone got their boards? I still miss mine Quote

07-12-2007, 12:21:54

CornerJack
Nothing...Quote

07-12-2007, 12:23:41

FarFarAway
Hmm, OK guys let me see what I can do in getting in touch with Komplett. I won't be able to get hold of them until monday I don't think

Don't worry though, you will get them and you will have enough time to overclock using themQuote

07-12-2007, 12:28:11

CornerJack
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Hmm, OK guys let me see what I can do in getting in touch with Komplett. I won't be able to get hold of them until monday I don't think

Don't worry though, you will get them and you will have enough time to overclock using them
NP, thanks and good week-end all Quote

07-12-2007, 12:33:41

florian76
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='CornerJack'
Nothing...
Nothing too...Quote

07-12-2007, 13:04:02

FarFarAway
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Hmm, OK guys let me see what I can do in getting in touch with Komplett. I won't be able to get hold of them until monday I don't think

Don't worry though, you will get them and you will have enough time to overclock using them
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='florian76'
Nothing too...
Ye I kinda gathered that was the case, thus my post directly above ur's Quote

07-12-2007, 13:31:09

Pederrs
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Hmm, OK guys let me see what I can do in getting in touch with Komplett. I won't be able to get hold of them until monday I don't think

Don't worry though, you will get them and you will have enough time to overclock using them
Thank you... Good to hear we will get more time.Quote

10-12-2007, 07:20:34

Overcrash
ABIT IP35 Pro received !

now i'll play Quote

10-12-2007, 07:28:34

llwyd
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Overcrash'
ABIT IP35 Pro received !

now i'll play
Good to hear enjoooyQuote

10-12-2007, 07:44:17

CornerJack
ABIT IP35 Pro received too !Quote

10-12-2007, 10:25:49

Overcrash
Uguru is really slow to test the MAX FSB...

and sef FSB doesn't work ...

EDIT : really bad for the moment, unable to go over 420Mhz of FSB with the E2180

same under cascade...

EDIT² : the board wasn't FSB limited (645Mhz with my DFI Infinity) : http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=280163

...Quote

11-12-2007, 15:27:02

florian76
ABIT IP35 Pro received today Quote

11-12-2007, 15:28:43

Pederrs
Still nothing here Quote

11-12-2007, 16:03:33

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Pederrs'
Still nothing here
I'll dig out the tracking ref mate and PM it to ya asap.Quote

11-12-2007, 16:04:38

Pederrs
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Jim'
I'll dig out the tracking ref mate and PM it to ya asap.
Thanks Jim Quote

12-12-2007, 04:34:12

Nosfer@tu
I recived mine, now I have 2 days ?

Or 61½ Hours correct ?

I can work with that but when did the other top 5 Entryes get their motherboards?Quote

12-12-2007, 06:41:08

Pederrs
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Nosfer@tu'
I recived mine, now I have 2 days ?

Or 61½ Hours correct ?

I can work with that but when did the other top 5 Entryes get their motherboards?
Nope, Kempez said that we will get more time.Quote

12-12-2007, 06:59:12

Nosfer@tu
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Pederrs'
Nope, Kempez said that we will get more time.
I know, but we need a date and time frame.

Does the results have to be uploaded here before the time of the competition ends or does the results just have to be made before the deadline?Quote

12-12-2007, 08:47:38

FarFarAway
lemme just sort it out and post back Quote

12-12-2007, 13:30:02

Pederrs
Jim did you have that tracking number? Still nothing here.... Quote

13-12-2007, 11:30:30

Nosfer@tu
18 hours left to official end of competition.Quote

13-12-2007, 11:46:21

florian76
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Nosfer@tu'
18 hours left to official end of competition.
LOL

I only received the moterboard for 48 hours.

I did not even unpacked yet

ps : sorry for my bad englishQuote

13-12-2007, 15:33:11

Pederrs
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='florian76'
LOL

I only received the moterboard for 48 hours.

I did not even unpacked yet

ps : sorry for my bad english
You are lucky then, I still miss my board Quote

17-12-2007, 08:09:19

llwyd
Stage Two is GO lads

Good luck and dont go killing your brand new boards in the process Quote

17-12-2007, 12:30:22

CornerJack
Thanks ! Quote

18-12-2007, 06:49:38

Nosfer@tu
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Hi Guys

You should all have your boards by now and be raring to go.

You now officially have until the 7th January to get going on overclocking and racking up some awesome PI times!
Does that mean the 6th of January 23.59 or the 7 og January 23.59 ?Quote

18-12-2007, 07:12:26

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Nosfer@tu'
Does that mean the 6th of January 23.59 or the 7 og January 23.59 ?
7th Jan 23:59 GMT...and remember that we want progress logs posted throughout!Quote

18-12-2007, 16:16:43

Nosfer@tu
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Jim'
7th Jan 23:59 GMT...and remember that we want progress logs posted throughout!
Sent you a PM jim. I dont think it is a god thing to do.

That means if I bench now, because Im prepared and worked VERY hard to be, I hafe to puplish my result and that gives the other 4 contenders time to go and do what ever to catch me?

That makes great pr ? Well I dont se why I should even do anything besides bench the 7 of Januar now.

I will use the dryice I paid 100 £ for now, and if I do and follow the rules I hafe to go and buy more and break my own record or just post a very low result and then redo my high result later.

if you want that, sure I will do it, but I see no reason why I should Post my TOTAL MAXIMUM OC tomorrow and then wait for it to be taken down...

Is this an Official rules, did they change or ?? I have never seen that mentioned any where???Quote

19-12-2007, 08:27:46

FarFarAway
It's not official rules. If entrants want to post updates they are welcome to. It would be nice to see a brief update from every entrant with a picture of the bench setup though

However, ALL results MUST be in before the 2nd phase closing time or you will not be eligable for the prize

Hope that clarifies things Quote

19-12-2007, 08:44:23

Nosfer@tu
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
It's not official rules. If entrants want to post updates they are welcome to. It would be nice to see a brief update from every entrant with a picture of the bench setup though

However, ALL results MUST be in before the 2nd phase closing time or you will not be eligable for the prize

Hope that clarifies things
Sure pics are fine

Thx for specifying Quote

19-12-2007, 16:05:00

Nosfer@tu
Well I think im out of the competition.

I had the famus C1 error and when you look it up

Detect memory

Auto Dectection of Dram Size, Type and ECC

Auto-Detection of L2 cach ( socket 7 or below)

Every where you look it is stated "You psu is to weak"

Your memory needs more than 1.8 Vdimm to boot, Go find some cheap ones.

I know what the error is though.

I tried using other ram = No go

I know what the problem is, and if the board dosent boot after trying another cpu......

BTW the cpu IS FINE.Quote

19-12-2007, 16:33:05

Rastalovich
I`ve had the C1 error, with a long beep b4 a single. Restarts itself then works fine.

That was during installing PhysX card.

I swear it`s something to do with the board detecting hardware changes.

Really not sure about these psu answers that are banding about.Quote

19-12-2007, 16:39:06

llwyd
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Nosfer@tu'
Well I think im out of the competition.

I had the famus C1 error and when you look it up

Detect memory

Auto Dectection of Dram Size, Type and ECC

Auto-Detection of L2 cach ( socket 7 or below)

Every where you look it is stated "You psu is to weak"

Your memory needs more than 1.8 Vdimm to boot, Go find some cheap ones.

I know what the error is though.

I tried using other ram = No go

I know what the problem is, and if the board dosent boot after trying another cpu......

BTW the cpu IS FINE.
My BIOS resets itself every few days on its own. Then when I make any changes I get the C1 error. It takes several clears to get it to boot again. Try setting the ez clear to clear, holding down the onboard reset for a few seconds, pressing the onboard power switch, setting the ezclear to save and pressing the onboard power button again.

Tends to be the solution for me.Quote

19-12-2007, 16:55:23

Nosfer@tu
I will try that before whiningQuote

19-12-2007, 17:04:01

Nosfer@tu
Naaa dosent work.

That is the polite version of my whining Quote

19-12-2007, 18:22:48

FarFarAway
I've found it with other boards, but on the NorthBridge. Too much tension and no boot, loosen the tension and get boot. Must be losing a connection somewhere when you tighten too hardQuote

20-12-2007, 03:20:48

Nosfer@tu
Yes well, it was only for 2 min, what I and everybody does.

Dont think I will waste 180 Euro on anotherboard to win prices.

BTW cant I RMA it? its not like a did anything bad to the board.Quote

20-12-2007, 05:42:01

FarFarAway
You can try an RMA with AbitQuote

20-12-2007, 07:04:11

Nosfer@tu
ergo Komplett dosent care or ?

I sent an email to Abit, but lets se how that goes.Quote

20-12-2007, 07:41:32

Nosfer@tu
My email :

hello Abit.

My name is Nosfer@tu from OCTeamDenmark.Com

I have entered the Competition that Overclock3D.Net and Komplett.com is running.

I went on to second round of the competition and am now in alot of mess.

I mounted my cpu cooler, but apparenly I tigthed it to hard and the motherboard

dosent want to boot any more.

I do this all the time, but apprently this motherboard dident like it.

I have cleared Cmos

Remounted everything

Changed memory.

Changed Graphic card.

I just cant get past the C1 error.

http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?p=238506&posted=1#post238506

I really hope that we could arrange some speedy RMA so I could stay in the competition.

Im sure I can win it with my QX9650 doing around 5.5 Ghz in superpi 1M.

Thx alot for you understanding and time.

Regards Nosfer@tu

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Sehr geehrter Herr,

C1 deutet auf ein Problem mit Ihrem Speicher hin. Bitte testen Sie Ihren Computer mit nur 1 Speichermodul, und testen Sie es in verschiedenen Slots. Kontrollieren Sie, ob er kompatibel mit dem Mainboard ist.

Was Garantie betrifft, wenden Sie sich bitte an Ihren Haendler. Bitte beruecksichtigen Sie jedoch, dass durch Uebertakten Ihre Garantieansprueche verfallen (koennen).

Eine RMA-Prozedur kann nur der Haendler, nicht Sie selber, bei uns anfordern.

Mit freundlichen Gruessen,

Stefan Toonstra

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Dear Sir, C1 points on a problem with your memory. Please you test your computer with only 1 memory module, and test you it in different Slots. Control whether it is compatible with the Main board. Which concerns warranty, contact please your dealer. Please you consider however the fact that through over clocks your warranty claims purged (can). A RMA procedure can request only the dealer, not you, with us. Yours sincerely.

Will anybody here contact Komplett or shall I?Quote

21-12-2007, 21:28:28

Nosfer@tu
Well Apparently im not done yet

Board smiled at me after 12 hours

Did some benching, have lots of pics, But it is 03.22 here in DK now and I have to drive 400 km to Viborg tomorrow, Vest denmark.

Then goto my grandparents in a small fishing city called Thyborøn and selebrate Christmas

Im happy with my results so far, FAR from tweaked ram timmings or anything.

I will post pics maybe allready tomorrow, Screenshots are on the Harddrive and I only have 1 cpu ATM because I had to send the other to a frend

Screenshots and some superpi Numbers will come the 25-26 of December

Board is playing hard to get with the C1 bug again

But I will try tomorrow morning and se if I cant get her alive again for a few hours Quote
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