Page 1:More Overclocking With LN2
Page 2:Studying Circuit Diagrams
Page 3:Working Under Pressure
Page 4:More Work, More Pressure
Page 5:Tools Of The Trade
Page 6:Creative Engineering
Page 7:Attention To Details
Page 8:Just Add Sub-Zero Temps
Page 9:Joined At The Hip
Page 10:Custom Engineering
Page 11:Too Much Prep, Not Enough Benchmarking
Page 12:All Dressed Up, No Time To Go
Page 13:When Cold Meets Warm...
Page 14:A Tad Too Small
Page 15:Don't Short It: Condensation Forms
Page 16:Setting The Custom Cooling Aside
Page 17:Consultations between jury and team
The German regional of Tom’s Hardware’s Overdrive overclocking competition came to a close late last month (see the news post Overclocking Competition: Germany Edges Past USA 8-2 for a breakdown of the scores).
The three members of the team "Benchbros" were declared the winners after a 10 hour competition. The crew, made up of David Schöppe, Manuel Wiesner, and Andreas Bock, produced record results in eight of the ten categories, achieving a clock speed of 5.9 GHz on the Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 and an MSI P45 motherboard. The winning team prepared for the task even before the event. The consensus was that the trio reached the limitations of its P45-based motherboard and processor, though the hand-selected Kingston memory modules running at DDR3-2000 didn’t even come close to their limits.
The MacSafe team chose an unusual strategy—something we didn’t see in the US—cooling the graphics card via copper sheeting, which was affixed to a self-made pot. This picture story chronicles their challenges in building a custom cooling solution for the competition.
- More Overclocking With LN2
- Studying Circuit Diagrams
- Working Under Pressure
- More Work, More Pressure
- Tools Of The Trade
- Creative Engineering
- Attention To Details
- Just Add Sub-Zero Temps
- Joined At The Hip
- Custom Engineering
- Too Much Prep, Not Enough Benchmarking
- All Dressed Up, No Time To Go
- When Cold Meets Warm...
- A Tad Too Small
- Don't Short It: Condensation Forms
- Setting The Custom Cooling Aside
- Consultations between jury and team