Depending if the student had the specific request they could either be introduced in overclocking on one setup. But why limit yourself ? So most went for the double load and tortured the Z68 and X58 set-ups. Up to the teachers to try to explain the in and outs of overclocking that particular setup. But pictures show more then a 1000 words!
Two of the most elderly Shrimps, Peter (petervandamned) and Luc (Gamer). One with too much a hair and the other one without. But both pretty big fun and entertaining and loads of wisdom to share.
Pieter-Jan (Massman) and Albrecht (Leeghoofd) monitoring stuff. Quite fun battle amongst the (ex) Tones guys at certain moments.
On the right Neil (ModAap ) took the youngest overclocker under his wings and his little paddawan was a very quick learner, maxing out his hardware at an insane rate.
After a few hours with some minor errors (powercuts lol), most got the hang off it and they could start pushing their systems.
In the tradition of the OC Academy Tones started a little challenge. Two 3Dmark Vantage Entry scores were announced on the two different sockets. This score was used a reference and the participants had to guess how high the best scoring S1155 or S1366 score would be.
3dmark Vantage entry scores had to be made. Why not the performance benchmark ? (as used at Hwbot) To not give an unfair advantage to the poeple that surf the Bot daily.
FYI all systems had pretested MSI GTX580 Lightning cards (for database purposes), but noone knew what card they had running.
Wow if we only could believe these 2600k overclocks! (yes Peter you f*cked *p, leaving EIST and co on :p)
Resulting in the color of the day
BSOD and for the smallest among us we didn't mind much, they played card games on oc-ed systems. Feeling the tremendous calculating power generated lol.
And some people in deep deep thoughts. Mister Dennis Achterberg from MSI kept a close eye on us and immediately helped with some beta biosses (thanks for that man !) and reported discovered issues directly to his staf. The boards used were the first shipment. And as usual there are some minor hickups that need a fix asap.
As always it never goes as planned. Leeghoofd in major condensation pain lol.
Time for some demonstrations on LN2 and extra special hardware (ab)use.