Day2: Big finals
After getting up at 8:00 AM and having breakfast to have the much necessary energy to start overclocking day 2, we all returned to the Westergasfabriek where we were welcomed by the entire MSI crew on the sounds of 'Eye of the tiger'. Yeah, it was a bit overwhelming, making us benchers feel like very important people.
Seems that all this overclocking makes people to be very tired
Another countdown, this time to the finalsDay2: Big smiles
On day1, SF3D and me were struggling with the CPU which didn't do the right clock frequencies and held us back a lot. Because MSI offered us a replacement chip, we tested a new one, which turned out to be much better. Unlike the first day, we were able to hit 635MHz FSB superpi 1M stable, which eventually we the second best at the event! Cinebench was able to run at 600MHz, which was about 50MHz more than the day before, so after about two hours, we had an excellent set of scores and we only needed to get a decent 3Dmark05 score.
Suddenly, Murphy showed up: condensation issues! After having lost too much time due to the condensation issues, we only had about one hour for a decent 3Dmark05 score, which turned out to be not enough. Running the 9600GT at 1000/2450/1140 frequencies, we only hit 25k, due to the cpu which was only running at 4GHz; 450MHz FSB was the maximum stable we were able to get. Because of the very low 3DMark05, we were not able to compete for the spots at the top.
And what about the Belgian team? Well, sadly enough, their second motherboard wasn't doing the same frequencies as their first did, aiming for the top spots was nearly impossible. If the first motherboard had survived the extreme overclocking, they might have been in the top3, but alas.
Our Belgian, Jip and Pt1t, getting ready to start
On the right you can see Marco, one of the MSI crew members who made this event so pleasant for us
Team Finland: going for full ln²
Trouffman stalking team Finland ... at least, that is how it comes across
The Dutch team, certainly the best looking team at the event