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Overdrive: Germany's Team Is Chosen

Overdrive: Germany's Team Is Chosen
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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.

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    Anonymous , December 2, 2008 10:02 PM
    overclocking the cpu with nitro and special coolers , for a few hours is for competition records, but what about for real life use?

    who got a good water cooler, overclocked cpu and a good motherboard for an affordable price , and less power (greener) ?

    the challenge now for example , to run a server cpu ie xeon , or even core 2 extreme on a motherboard , and achieve high clock and use less power than what 2 cpus on a server motherboard use ....

    i can not turn my office or home into gas station or rock singer entrance scene with all that white gas or smoke

    strange ... all these overclockers have not made their own designed cooling system ... for example pre made refrigerator like cooler

    for gaming , video editing , 3d designing ( including autocad ) and other demanding applications, a question like whicjh one is better ? 42inch expensive monitor or 2x22 inch affordable monitors? same for cpu for the same use, which one better multi cpu or highly overclocked single cpu ? cost vs performance? and which one simple and possible to build

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    nukemaster , December 2, 2008 10:12 PM
    SyncMaster 245T's(sure looks like it, but the check cable screen looks wrong)? guess you guys had some $$$ to spare :p 
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    Anonymous , December 10, 2008 2:08 AM
    a little info on the actual benchmark results please