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Erodov Overclocking Contest 2011 - Sponsored By Coolermaster and MSI


Overclocking computers is a fascinating science, art and hobby. We have a lot of overclocking enthusiasts here on the Erodov forums so we are pleased to bring to you the the Erodov.com Overclocking Contest 2011 in collaboration with Choiix and MSI.

We will be having five contest categories and a total of twelve prizes. The categories are divided by the types of processors being used. Your processor can be overclocked to only the maximum specified clock speed for each category. The rest of the gains are expected to come from operating system optimisations.




The categories for the contest are as follows:

1. i7/i5/i3 2nd Generation (Eg. 2600K, 2500K, 2400, 2300) - The clock limit on these CPU's should not to exceed 4000MHz or 4GHz. This means 4000.1MHz is over the clock limit and not allowed. Do not allow your CPU clocks to exceed this limit at any point during the running of these benches.

2. i7/i5/i3 (Eg. 980X, 950, 920, 860, 661) - The clock limit on these CPU's should not to exceed 4000MHz or 4GHz. This means 4000.1MHz is over the clock limit and not allowed. Do not allow your CPU clocks to exceed this limit at any point during the running of these benches.

3. Bulldozer/Llano/Phenom II/Athlon II series CPU - The clock limit on these CPU's should not to exceed 3600 MHz or 3.6GHz. This means 3600.1MHz is over the clock limit and not allowed. Do not allow your cpu clocks to exceed this limit at any point during the running of these benches.

4. Intel Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad CPU's - - The clock limit on these CPU's should not to exceed 3600 MHz or 3.6GHz. This means 3600.1MHz is over the clock limit and not allowed. Do not allow your cpu clocks to exceed this limit at any point during the running of these benches.

5. Legacy (e.g. Phenom/Athlon/P4)/ Best Effort - The clock limit on these CPU's should not to exceed 3200 MHz or 3.2GHz. This means 3200.1MHz is over the clock limit and not allowed. Non-categorized winners will be decided on best effort/efficiency basis.



The Prizes For The Contest Will Be



Ten Choiix Power Fort 10Whrs Rechargeable Power Backup Battery Packs
The top two winners in each category will get one Battery pack each. More details of the power pack can be had from here

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In addition the top winner of the i7/i5/i3 2nd Generation category will get



One MSI P67A-GD65 Motherboard


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Also the top winner of the Bulldozer/Phenom II/Athlon II series CPU category will get



One MSI 890FX-GD70 Motherboard

Please note that these mainboards have been used as review samples but are fully functional with warranty.



The rules are of the contest are as follows:

  • The contest is open for to all members from 16th October 2011 to Wednesday, 30th November 2011. If you are not already an registered member, you must first register as a member on Erodov.com. Registration is free and can be done here.
  • The benchmarks used for the contest will be SuperPi 8 million run using Super PI Mod v1.5 and Hexus Pifast Run. Only results form Super PI Mod v1.5 will be considered and no other version is allowed. You can download it from here. Hexus Pifast can be downloaded from here.
  • You can participate in multiple categories but you are allowed to win only one prize in the contest.
  • You can submit multiple results in the contest. Only your best run will be considered as the contest entry.
  • To submit your results you must post a image screenshots of the SuperPi 8 million run and the Pifast run along with the current CPUZ CPU, Memory, Mainboard tabs and temperatures showing in Real Temp or Core Temp in this thread. The results will be updated in the second post of this thread. The images can be in JPEG, GIF or PNG format. Here are examples of a ideal screenshots :-
oc_comp.jpg oc_comp1.jpg
Example Superpi 8m and Hexus Pifast run screenshots
  • You must post separate screenshots of both Superpi and Pifast runs. Every participants best score from each bench will be combined for a total time. The lowest combined time overall will be the winner.
  • You must use the official contest desktop wallpaper set in "tile" mode for the contest entries. You can download the wallpaper here. Everything must be plainly visible with no vital information blocked for your result to count.
  • You may use any CPU, RAM and Graphic Card combination on a single socket motherboard you would like.
  • ONLY Air or Ambient Cooled Water are to be used anywhere on your setup for the contest benchmarks. Use of cryogenic coolants and dry ice is prohibited.
  • The winners are expected to disclose the tweaks they used to arrive at their scores at the end of competition so all can benefit from their knowledge.
  • Decisions of the contest judges are final. Any form of cheating can be easily spotted, and strict action will be taken against the members.
  • The prizes are not redeemable in cash and must be accepted as awarded.
  • The prizes will be shipped to people residing in India only. Winners from other countries will have to bear any additional shipping and tax costs.



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I wonder if pushing to around 1900 Mhz 7-8-7 1T would help.

Also, any tips on how many cores are optimal? I have disabled HT and only enabled 2 cores. But the other scores on this thread seem to be done with HT and all cores on!
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I wonder if pushing to around 1900 Mhz 7-8-7 1T would help.

Also, any tips on how many cores are optimal? I have disabled HT and only enabled 2 cores. But the other scores on this thread seem to be done with HT and all cores on!
Disabling cores doesnt help infact, even setting affinity might hamper your score a bit.

For pifast, high ram frequency is the key but I have heard cheapo rams cannot run high frequencies,
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Disabling cores doesnt help infact, even setting affinity might hamper your score a bit.

For pifast, high ram frequency is the key but I have heard cheapo rams cannot run high frequencies,
You are talking about PiFast? I observed diff... I saw that setting priority/affinity of the process helped instead of hamper the score.

I don't think the 3 x 2 GB Dominator kit can be categories as cheap though. It is CL7 capable and scales very well last time I checked (did around 1800 7-7-7 1.7V in triple channel last time I checked on a 920.)
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Originally Posted by KiD0M4N View Post
You are talking about PiFast? I observed diff... I saw that setting priority/affinity of the process helped instead of hamper the score.

I don't think the 3 x 2 GB Dominator kit can be categories as cheap though. It is CL7 capable and scales very well last time I checked (did around 1800 7-7-7 1.7V in triple channel last time I checked on a 920.)
No, I was talking about superpi.......and priority definitely helps(very minutely though)...... affinity used to help till i7 first gen, with SB its not needed as far as I have seen..

cheap, cheap, cheap...........

Try for 2133 CL8 or something for pifast.......
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Try for 2133 CL8 or something for pifast.......
I think I will roll over in my grave before that happens!
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you guys are discourage me even to try !
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you guys are discourage me even to try !
us not discourage guys you even to try !!!!!!!
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too score high, guys has leet hardware....i poor, mine core2duo no run fast ....
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too score high, guys has leet hardware....i poor, mine core2duo no run fast ....
office test SB, here put score, think people leet hardware you rich
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office test SB, here put score, think people leet hardware you rich
shhh....no tell anyone....ppl jealous....secret keep !
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Man, your pifast score is missing memory tab, though I am updating it, but without a proper ss, you wont be eligible for winning prizes. As for superpi timings, there is still scope by tightening memory timings to 7-8-7 or the likes and increasing the NB frequency, ofcourse a bit might also be gained by optimising the OS further......
I have a 21.5s pifast ss will be putting that soon.
To win a prize with these triple Chanel guys is not looking possible cos they are atleast two seconds away, can you shift the best effort thing in my catigory :-)
NB(north bridge) frequency ?? Wo kya hota hae in my system?cos the QPI multiplier is at max and now it can only go up with more PCLK Which is @222 &230 is not achieveable let alone a 235 for a complete 4ghz.
7-8-7 looks defficult for my ram but I'm taking ram frequency for 2600mhz for the pifast with loose timing, lets see what happens.
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I have a 21.5s pifast ss will be putting that soon.
To win a prize with these triple Chanel guys is not looking possible cos they are atleast two seconds away, can you shift the best effort thing in my catigory :-)
NB(north bridge) frequency ?? Wo kya hota hae in my system?cos the QPI multiplier is at max and now it can only go up with more PCLK Which is @222 &230 is not achieveable let alone a 235 for a complete 4ghz.
7-8-7 looks defficult for my ram but I'm taking ram frequency for 2600mhz for the pifast with loose timing, lets see what happens.
Sorry if it was not clear but Best Effort can be provided to anyone in any category........

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Originally Posted by KiD0M4N View Post
Banik, why don't you get down and dirty and show us HOW it is DONE?

Although we are not eligible to win, you can always lead by example
hehehehe, so finally took your word, and tried optimizing, would need much more effort to get to Chiller's time, but here are the scores I got,

Superpi : 1m43.546s
Pifast : 18.42s
2m01.966s



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how come ur pifast score is lesser than the others...but the super pi score is better ?
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i think it's because his sub timing is not low enough
at least that's what's happening to my right now >.<
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Need advice pls...
Im able to get to stable NB freq upto 2905Mhz with 1.3v NB voltage. i tried around 2950 with upto 1.35v but unable to POST.
Should i keep increasing voltage? or is it too risky?
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