MSI Overclocking Challenge: French Final

Next Stop Holland

The competition took a total of seven hours, which was just enough for the competitors to finish the series of tests. The final rankings were:
- 1st: Marmott & florian76
- 2nd: Jmax_OC & Topalof
- 3rd: Foxhound & brezodor
- 4th: Boblemagnifique & Cydoo
- 5th: Westyle & Drazendead
- 6th: Devil’s Tiger & Plut0n
- 7th: Traxman & RemZeyR
- 8th: Redtratamd & nico21
- 9th: Fran123 & Hyve
- 10th: Tigmich & Lordofwall

Our hats are off to the happy winners, Marmott & Florian76 of JMax Hardware, who competed with great vigor. They’ll have the privilege of representing France in the finals of the MSI European OC Challenge in Holland, to be held August 22 to 24, 2008.

And a tip of our cap to Westyle, who had set a world record in February in our offices. He settled for fifth, and was probably eating his heart out at having just missed winning a Core 2 QX9650 and MSI P45 Platinum or Neo motherboard, awarded to the second- and third-place teams.

  • kitsilencer
    It's small articles like this tht keep me coming back to Tom's. People with enough disrespect, enthusiasm and skill to dispel myths like "maximum clock frequency."

    Yeah right, Intel. Maximum is not what you say. It's what I (and hopefully some liquid nitrogen) say.

    Once again, a nice article.
  • randomizer
    To go higher, certain competitors didn’t hesitate to give the Hyper 212’s 120 mm fan a little help... by vigorously flapping the caps MSI had handed out (for just such a purpose?). As we said, extreme overclocking is a true sport!Overclocking is so physically demanding, you guys must be exhausted. :lol:
  • thepeganator
    How did this manage to give no numbers at all?!

    I don't know if everyone is like me, but I want numbers on how much who won by what in what benchmark!!!

    What scores did who get?!?!

    This is like the third time you've failed to give any numbers in this kind of thing Toms, it can't be that hard to get some figures for the falling amount of people that read here.
  • one-shot
    No Benchmark scores? Really? Did I miss a page?
  • Would like to show you the first Pre-exams round-video on at

    The winners (3 people went out for a semi-final, and the winner from there (Snot_aap) heads out to amsterdam. It was nice to be there, i unlucky finished last, some overclocking problems even tho i used a Vapochill.
  • apache_lives
    ROFLMAO MSI best for overNOTing
  • nicodeuru
    Hmm... Scores please!....
  • sirrell
    Does any competitions like this happen in Australia?
    Especially in Queensland?
    If so when & where, and how do I apply.
  • Joe_The_Dragon
    why only 1gb for ram suck it up and at least go to 2gb.
  • apache_lives
    sirrellDoes any competitions like this happen in Australia? Especially in Queensland?If so when & where, and how do I apply.FromTechnicianroflmao nothing happens in queensland :)