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Event Coverage

The ABIT Overclocking Competition

By Dr. Jimmy Tang - 20 Dec 2003

Some Candid Shots + Final Words

Some Candid Shots

As usual, we have a couple of candid shots - specially delivered to those who missed all the excitement today.

"Oh, please God, don't let it crash..... please, please pretty please."

ABIT's µGuru mascot was there to grace the event. Seen here posing at the ABIT booth with a Convergent staff and... ermm.. candy floss?

New overclocking technique discovered - an umbrella. Actually, it was raining so badly that the old roof at Sim Lim Square started to leak. Guys, please remember to bring an umbrella to the next overclocking competition.


Final Words

Although this is Singapore's first overclocking event, we saw quite a number of good entries, particularly from the folks in the open category. While we wait for the excitement to die down, and before we sign off for now, let's all look at some of the clock speeds achieved by the various contestants.

Achieved Clock Speeds
  CPU clock speed (MHz) Graphics Core Speed (MHz) Graphics Memory Speed (MHz)
xtn32 / DriftDriver 210 x 12.5 = 2625 406 825
Ristar 204 x 12.5 = 2550 410 725
Shamino 206 x 13 = 2678 486 877
Stratix / tUx 225 x 11 = 2475 405 850
Deathgame / VincentV 231 x 11 = 2541 422 851
Krado / rundymc 225 x 11 = 2475 390 790
geosin 220 x 11 = 2420 450 900
Viper 222 x 11.5 = 2553 470 850
robotech / cg 220 x 11.5 = 2530 470 840

As you can see, the Athlon XP 3200+ processor does have quite a bit of room left for overclocking, even if you're deciding to use conventional heatsinks. Of course, pure CPU clock speed would not be enough as the graphics card's core and memory speeds are also as equally important if you want to dominate in all of the gaming benchmarks. Besides that, you should also pay special attention to the memory timings and all the various tweaks you can use in the graphics driver to further accelerate the performance. Of course, at the end of the day, a lot of luck is needed too.

Well, that's it for now, folks. Stay tuned as HardwareZone, along with their sponsors and partners, bring you more of such events in the future. Until next time, continue to sharpen and hone your overclocking skills as you prepare for the next major overclocking event.

Oh, before we forget, HardwareZone would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The contestants posing with Mr. Michael Tan, the Business Development Manager of Convergent Systems (lower left) and Maggie Lin, Marketing Manager for ABIT (center).

This event was made possible by ABIT, Convergent Systems (S) Pte Ltd and Kingston. Special thanks goes to Michael Tan, Maggie Lin, VR-Zone, Floppy, Booest, Dr. Vijay and all the umpires.