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Final Preparations Are Made...

Event: Gigabyte's Global Overclocking Finals
By , http://www.tomshardware.com/cn/1498,review-1498.html

Mengming Ma, Vice President of Gigabyte Technology

Ma Mengming, vice president of Gigabyte, presided over the overclocking finals, and was the one responsible for inviting representatives of the company’s co-sponsors to participate in the opening ceremony. The brilliant performances of cheerleaders received unanimous applause from those present at the opening ceremony, as the overclocking competition-related matters were then explained to visitors in Chinese and English.

After the opening ceremony ended, visitors were able to put votes into ballot boxes. Meanwhile, the projection display screen located in the overclocking competition area displayed the last zero count, on which the starting and ending times of each phase of the contest—as well as best-to-date results of the teams—were displayed so that participants could keep track.

The spectacular performance by the cheerleader of the event.Before the contest, visitors put their predictions into the ticket box, while the participating teams were busy with their final preparations.

The projection screen located at the Overclocking Contest Area shows the count-down time for the start of the match.

The Teams Get Ready

Before the competition formally began, the teams made relevant preparations in the overclocking competition area, which included providing mounting LN2 equipment to relevant hardware, modifying the circuits of competition-specific components, and so on.

Self-carried processor-specific copper cylinder was being installedThe participating team players were working together to jointly install a processor-specific copper cylinder.

After the moisture-proof work is done, the display card-specific copper cylinder was about to be installedThe circuit of the display card provided by Gigabyte Technology was directly modified on-site.

There were two teams representing China for this contest; one was conducting BIOS calibration before the match.The blower is supposed to increase temperature when the utilization of LN2 causes over-cooling of the processor, which can lead to failure in starting up the machine.

Once everything is ready, the contest platform was officially started.The contest team representing South Africa repeatedly displayed its platform wrapped with a housing made of Styrofoam.

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    Duncan NZ , October 21, 2008 7:26 AM
    Bit of a poor article, should of just submitted the article late, and that way you could actually have the two bits people actually care about, chicks AND world records.
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    cangelini , October 21, 2008 8:08 AM
    Duncan NZBit of a poor article, should of just submitted the article late, and that way you could actually have the two bits people actually care about, chicks AND world records.


    Duncan,
    I'm following up with the folks in TW for a follow-up with the final results.
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    Zorg , October 21, 2008 9:59 AM
    Duncan NZchicks.... AND ...
    When?


    Sorry for the disrespect...not. I like GA, earlier this would have been worth more. Now I want to see the i7, even though I know it's a server chip.

    More chicks, sorry I'm a pig.
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    computerninja7823 , October 21, 2008 2:05 PM
    sorry i just got to say this......more girls! i like the one in the little black dress......
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    TauAs , October 21, 2008 3:54 PM
    Very bad article, even gigabytes press release is better:

    http://www.giga-byte.com/News/Motherboard/News_List.aspx?NewsID=1418

    and championship has ended almost a month ago.
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    salsoolo , October 21, 2008 3:57 PM
    computerninja7823sorry i just got to say this......more girls! i like the one in the little black dress......

    who doesnt
  • 1 Hide
    Zorg , October 21, 2008 5:18 PM
    So, no more chicks?

    Sigh.

    Oh, well...
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    danimoth17 , October 21, 2008 8:00 PM
    Just noticed, all the mentions of the Gigabyte boards on display are wrong concerning the GA-P45-UD3 board. You labeled it as a GA-P45-UD3P, which it is not because it has only 1 PCIe 2.0 slot.

    There are 3 models
    GA-P45-UD3 (shown)
    GA-P45-UD3R (different chipset cooler)
    GA-P45-UD3P (2 pcie 2.0)
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    cangelini , October 21, 2008 9:40 PM
    ZorgSo, no more chicks?Sigh.Oh, well...


    Sorry, no more chicks...for now ;) 
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    cangelini , October 21, 2008 9:41 PM
    danimoth17Just noticed, all the mentions of the Gigabyte boards on display are wrong concerning the GA-P45-UD3 board. You labeled it as a GA-P45-UD3P, which it is not because it has only 1 PCIe 2.0 slot.There are 3 modelsGA-P45-UD3 (shown)GA-P45-UD3R (different chipset cooler)GA-P45-UD3P (2 pcie 2.0)


    I'll have the author take a look, thanks!!
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    rambo117 , October 22, 2008 3:00 AM
    hehe, AMD chick ;) 

    the chick in the black dress was pretty hot too though.

    dang, USA lost again!! maybe next time....
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    Zorg , October 22, 2008 3:51 AM
    cangeliniSorry, no more chicks...for now ;) 
    I'll wait. ;) 
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    ZOldDude , October 22, 2008 4:39 AM
    Sorry GB but a -invite- contest that -excludes- other MB makers sows fear. DFI in open contest has won the worlds OC challenge for over 6 years running.
    Go home in shame.

    Z
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    ZOldDude , October 22, 2008 5:58 AM
    ZOldDudeSorry GB but a -invite- contest that -excludes- other MB makers shows fear. DFI in open contest has won the worlds OC challenge for over 6 years running.Go home in shame.Z

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    randomizer , October 22, 2008 6:15 AM
    Why do all these competitions happen everywhere except Australia?

    *Goes to start own overclocking competition*
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    neiroatopelcc , October 22, 2008 8:59 AM
    So. When does overclocking enter the olympics ? Seems to be high profile evens these days ....

    Though I in general appreaciate toms, I have to say the oc coverage pieces, aren't exactly great though. Neither the msi ones nor the gigabyte actually provide enough information to warrant an article longer than a single page of news. I mean - where are the details of what mods were applied, or what tricks were used, and how (if at all) they work. I bet most of the contestants are capable of english to some extend.
    Less pointless images, and more details would be nice. Sure the chicks are nice to look at, but they don't exactly contribute to our knowledge (the redheads are nicely cooked and ready to be eaten).
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    the_one111 , October 22, 2008 6:32 PM
    LOL.

    The michael phelps of overclocking would be so funny...

    ""THATS RIGHT NEWB I GOTZ MINE TO 6ghz!! U FAIL!!""

    The asians would be all over that competition lawl.
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    randomizer , October 22, 2008 11:09 PM
    The_one111LOL.The michael phelps of overclocking would be so funny...""THATS RIGHT NEWB I GOTZ MINE TO 6ghz!! U FAIL!!""The asians would be all over that competition lawl.

    It's over 9000MHz!
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    Anonymous , October 23, 2008 2:40 PM
    WE NEED MORE PICS OF THE GIRLS
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    murdoc , October 25, 2008 8:02 PM
    The left Ruby on the first pic is hot!