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Friday, 1 August 2014

Flashback Friday, GOOC 2009 with deanzo and dinos22

After our first taste of a major global OC competition, deanzo & dinos22 made it out of the Australian qualifying rounds as the top 2 overclockers. Regional was held in Thailand and what a great experience that was! We ended up winning the regional. It was a pretty once sided affair but we did slip up on a bonus stage where Nick Shih grabbed the bonus prize.

Anyway, we were through to yet another global final and faced off against a smaller group of OCers compared to 2008. The comp was a controversial one where Fugger and Vapor were suspected of using mipmap tweak (which was never allowed in any contest nor HWBOT) in their 3D stage after everyone analysed their GPU/CPU clock frequencies and frames but it was already too late to do anything about it so it remained unquestioned.

GOOC 2009 Regional – Pan Asia (Thailand)

GOOC 2009 Final in Taiwan

Friday, 25 July 2014

Flashback Friday, dinos22 & deanzo compete at MOA 2009

Dinos22 pulled his camera out to record some of the great memories from Beijing’s MOA 2009 grand final. TeamAU were represented by deanzo and dinos22. We did alright in the first round, 3rd fastest wprime but failed in 3D stage pretty bad.

It was a good experience and I really enjoyed MSI’s hospitality and the sightseeing in Beijing as well as meeting some of the legends of overclocking for the first and second times. Always fun.

dinos22

Friday, 18 July 2014

Flashback Friday, dinos22 does an overclocking training video for ALTECH

ALTECH Distribution asked dinos22 for his help to train their staff in liquid nitrogen overclocking back in 2008 and what resulted was a step by step video on how to use liquid nitrogen. Check it out!

Friday, 11 July 2014

Flashback Friday, dinos22 overclocks Nvidia 790i Ultra and E8500 on single stage

Many moons ago I used to be a beta tester for Nvidia and had a lot of fun playing with some of the latest and greatest hardware months before official release. Nvidia had a pretty poor relationship with Intel so 790i ended up being the last of the motherboard chipsets which was a shame as they were starting to get a bit better. Most people probably don’t realise but Nvidia was the first to fix the FSB wall that Intel chipset at the time had due to some of my involvement buying some of the world’s best FSB chips from various overclockers including OPB (Onepagebook) to try test and push past what we were able to do on Intel platform at the time.

Fun times, Nvidia 790i Ultra motherboard with E8500 Wolfdale CPU on single stage with Corsair Dominators and 8800GT. Fun fun fun

dinos22

Friday, 4 July 2014

The Overclocker Issue #30 is out. Best OC mag you will ever read, sub!!!

Neo from The Overclocker Magazine has been a busy bee and put together a stunning issue for everyone to check out. Computex is usually a time when things are jam packed with technology and this mag takes the tech-deliciousness to a new level. Make sure you check it out here and subscribe!

It’s free!!!!!!! Surprised smile

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Flashback Friday, Gigabyte Overclocking Masters 2007 Australia

Yay another Friday flashback boys and girls. This is a cracker from 2007. It was treated by Gigabyte as the trial to GOOC (Gigabyte Open Overclocking Championship) which ended up being help globally in 2008.

Atomic Magazine was the host, the place that helped TeamAU kick off the team. Josh (moloko) worked at Atomic as a writer at the time. He also competed in the comp along with dinos22, youngpro and Kayl.

It was an even held in a bar overlooking Darling Harbour in Sydney. We used dry ice but forgot to bring acetone so we experimented with various alcoholic drinks with high alcohol content and nail polish remover which was all a bit of a fail but we still cracked on. Dinos22 took out both 1M SuperPI and 3DMARK06 stages to take the comp. Youngpro was close second while moloko was third. Kayl had a few issues with his setup so he entertained swallowing dry ice pellets and drinking ridiculous amounts of beer LOL.

That was an awesome event, beer, overclocking and general geekness all round lol

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

TeamAU shows 4000 MHz G.Skill memory on air cooling

TeamAU have partnered with G.Skill and Gigabyte to show how easy it is to achieve 4000 MHz memory clock with G.Skill 3100 MHz modules and the Gigabyte SOC Force LN2 edition.

In this video the CPU is on liquid nitrogen as the integrated memory controller needs colder temperatures to support this high memory clock, however the memory is on stock standard air cooling.

Only 12 months ago 4000 MHz was the memory frequency overall world record, all that has changed is the Z98 chipset and higher quality bins of Hynix MFR memory.