Team Ironmods Wins 'Power of 3' OC Award

The the name Team Ironmods sounds familiar to you, it’s because the it was the winner of our Tom’s Hardware Overdrive Overclocking Championship 2008.

Now Team Ironmods is continuing its success since winning our international competition (and helping us stay out of trouble from the fire department). The three-man team, composed of Jeremiah Allen, Jake Crimmins and Ton Khowdee, entered into an inter-forum overclocking competition known as Forum Warz.

Team Ironmods chose to represent the OC Forums in the UX Class -- the “unlimited extreme” heavy weight class -- and used whatever computer parts, cooling methods, tweaks, and mods to achieve top results.

Proving that Team Ironmod’s performance at our own Overdrive event wasn’t a fluke, the trio was crowned with the title "Power of 3" award for obtaining the highest score out of 40 other competing three-man teams. Our congratulations to them!

Right now we at Tom’s Hardware are currently partnering with AMD for our Virtual Overclocking Competition. We’re half way through with our Phenom II X4 940 winner already found, and the next contest starts today!

We’ve invited Team Ironmods to be present at our champions’ ceremony in LA at the end of our AMD competition, hopefully for a little bit more overclocking of their own as our two winners attempt to recreate and improve on their results. Stay tuned for more updates on our ongoing contest.

Check out the details of our AMD Phenom X3 720 overclocking competition here!

Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • sacre
    yea i tried to OC once, end result was Hiroshima.. sad story really, thank god i can outrun light.
  • Silluete
    sacreyea i tried to OC once, end result was Hiroshima.. sad story really, thank god i can outrun light.over a million dead transistor eh? sound like mine. >.
  • city_zen
    Don't be afraid at (prudent) overclocking
    I'm happily running an E6550 overclocked by 37% (current speed: 3.2 GHz - default speed: 2.33 GHz) with no side-effects :)
    I've been running it at that speed for a little over a year already ... and this is with the stock cooler, mind you
    Maybe I was a little lucky with this processor