Tuesday, May 1st 2007

How much can you overclock your system?

The good folks over at BleedinEdge have a nice little contest on the go for overclocking.
Think you have tweaked your system the best over stock? Well here's a chance to prove it running both SuperPi 1M and 32M. Show us and you will have a chance to win some great prizes! Don't worry if your system is not the latest. It’s all about how much over stock that counts.

There are two categories: Conroes/Quads versus all other CPUs. The prizes are randomly drawn from ballots you receive based on your best improved times. There are also random draws during the week for other prizes.

It's that easy to win!
The contest will not be one that can only be won by the latest and the greatest, but rather how well you can overclock your system. There are lots of fabulous prizes and everyone should take a look!

SuperPi 1M:
  • CoolerMaster iTower 930 Case
  • Choice of a Alpha PRE9060 CPU Cooler or a CoolerMaster Eclipse CPU Cooler
SuperPi 32M:
  • MountainMods U2-UFO Case (exact model to be confirmed)
  • OCZ GameXStream PSU
Other Giveaways:
  • Noctua Fan and promo kit
  • CoolerMaster - T-shirts and case badges
  • OCZ - T-shirts
  • OCZ - Equalizer Mouse
  • CPU Cooler
The Schedule:

April 27-30: submit your SuperPi 1M and 32M times from your stock system*
April 30-May 6: submit your SuperPi 1M times from your overclocked system
May 7-13: submit your SuperPi 32M times from your overclocked system
*) late entries are acceptable but will be reviewed byt the judges for acceptance
(start and end times are midnight GMT - 4hours)


The Rules:
  • Open to all registered members of BleedinEdge.com with more than 5 posts
  • All entrants must be registered with hwbot.org under the team of Bleedinedge (Register here)
  • Reasonable stock runs must be submitted in a thread set-up for the baseline scores and must also include a shot of CPUz SPD tab (Link).
  • The first post in this thread will contain a list of all baseline scores
  • All times must be submitted in the appropriate HWBot thread (links below) and include a single screen shot showing:[list]
  • SuperPi: to show your time
  • CPUz: CPU and Memory to show your overclock
  • Temp reporting app to show your temps (ex. Speedfan, Core temp, etc.)
    (SuperPi 1M, SuperPi 32M)
  • The time of the post @bleedinedge.com will be used as the official time when the score was submitted but the score is not considered valid until it is verified by a judge.
  • Only one system per member may be used throughout the contest
  • Changing hardware (upgrades or downgrades) are not allowed. Exceptions are equivalent replacement with a judge's pre-approval
  • The same cooling must be used throughout the contest (if you start on air then you must finish on air). Excluded are the stock runs.
  • Judges can challenge any entry or time and request a second run and additional information on the system being used. Not complying will force disqualification
  • Judges have the final say
    [/list]How it is going to work
    • Submit your baseline scores first. Once accepted your baseline score will be listed
    • During "Week 1" SuperPi 1M times are submitted. You will receive 1 ballot for every 2 second improvement on your time over your baseline score (rounded up)
    • All ballots will be thrown into a "pot"
    • Winners of the SuperPi 1M portion (Conroe/Quads vs all others) will be randomly drawn for the available entries and will be announced the following week (during "Week 2")
    • During "Week 2" SuperPi 32M times are submitted. You will receive 1 ballot for every 5 minute improvement over your baseline score
    • Winners of the SuperPi 32M portion (Conroe/Quads vs all others) will be randomly drawn for the available entries and will be announced the following week
    Everyone has a chance to win. The better your times the more ballots you will receive for the draw.


    Judges:
    Here is the list of the Judges
    • Boshuter
    • Shimmishim
    • Harleybro


  • Source: BleedinEdge
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    10 Comments on How much can you overclock your system?

    #1
    Steevo
    Dry ice on a old pentium can give over a 100% increase.
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    #2
    WarEagleAU
    Bird of Prey
    this is true.
    awesome contest
    Posted on Reply
    #3
    yogurt_21
    a little late post don't you think? had to submit stock by the 30th lol.
    Posted on Reply
    #4
    Urlyin
    Senior Moderator
    No it's not to late... I talked to Harleybro who is one of the judges and they are or will accept late baseline scores .... easy as running SuperPi ... :toast: But you'd better hurry !
    Posted on Reply
    #5
    Batou1986
    damn i just got my opty 165 today
    Posted on Reply
    #6
    OnBoard
    Heh, no use even trying. One read trough xtremesystems forums and everyone with air/watercooling is out of the game. I can only go for something like 3,3Ghz and some have gone 4,5Ghz on a e4300..

    Now if this would have Air/Water/extreme cooling categories, it would be more interesting. Would swap my 3700+ San Diego back on and go for 3Ghz on air :) (and still be only like 100th or something..)
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    #7
    Urlyin
    Senior Moderator
    by: OnBoard
    Heh, no use even trying. One read trough xtremesystems forums and everyone with air/watercooling is out of the game. I can only go for something like 3,3Ghz and some have gone 4,5Ghz on a e4300..

    Now if this would have Air/Water/extreme cooling categories, it would be more interesting. Would swap my 3700+ San Diego back on and go for 3Ghz on air :) (and still be only like 100th or something..)
    It's not an all out oc contest .. read the rules... "You will receive 1 ballot for every 2 second improvement on your time over your baseline score (rounded up)" ... so all your ballots go in the box for the drawings ... kind of simple actually, anyone can win.... so don't count yourself out
    Posted on Reply
    #8
    kakazza
    I lol'ed at this:
    There are two categories: Conroes/Quads versus all other CPUs.
    Posted on Reply
    #9
    Mediocre
    ^^^ Ya me too... love my conroe...
    Posted on Reply
    #10
    LonGun
    by: Steevo
    Dry ice on a old pentium can give over a 100% increase.
    Where can I look for dry-ice? (I know the contest is over but I'm asking just for personal use) Once you have the dry-ice, how do you use it? I've searched the web but found nothing useful. Thanks for any information.
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