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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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ok thanks, can send also PM if you got news
Sure man, will do,
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still nothing received of prize............................................. ...........
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still nothing received of prize............................................. ...........
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is it sended or not?

Does it still comes as a had 2nd place, more info please.

everybody received there prize exept me..........
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What's the problem with receiving my prize i fairly won here?
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What's the problem with receiving my prize i fairly won here?
Yes you did Chiller, and you will get it. Let me again try and check with them about the status.
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I intercepted your consignment and sold the prize!
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Yes you did Chiller, and you will get it. Let me again try and check with them about the status.
And what's the verdict about receiving my prize ?
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It's not the way for prize that are won, that i have to pay tax on it more then the prize i won costs in the shop retail.
At least when won a prize, it needs to be send tax free, meaning that the sender pays for the import tax.

this is the first time i got something like this, and it is no good advertise for contests on this forum,
so better for future contests on in the area on NOT WORLDWIDE !

this is just scandalous, first need to wait for months for the prize and then i need to pay tax on it more then the article costs in the shop,
WTF is this ????????????????
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Originally Posted by Chiller View Post
It's not the way for prize that are won, that i have to pay tax on it more then the prize i won costs in the shop retail.
At least when won a prize, it needs to be send tax free, meaning that the sender pays for the import tax.

this is the first time i got something like this, and it is no good advertise for contests on this forum,
so better for future contests on in the area on NOT WORLDWIDE !

this is just scandalous, first need to wait for months for the prize and then i need to pay tax on it more then the article costs in the shop,
WTF is this ????????????????
Sorry to hear mate but its there on the rules of the contest, the last point, its the law of the country so we have to abide by it, you won it fair and square though congrats again.
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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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At least when won a prize, it needs to be send tax free, meaning that the sender pays for the import tax.
Dear Chiller, I regret that the Belgian Government decided to tax your prize. However if you notice the contest terms and conditions then you will note that we have mentioned that winners residing outside India may have to bear any addtional tax and shipping costs. Coolermaster did try to have it sent to you locally but that did not work out. It would probably have cost more than the product to ship it to you as well.
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