Overclocking events are starting to pop up more and more. In the past, overclockers did the actual benchmarking at home because it was more relaxed, you could do anything you want and there was an unlimited time frame. But ever since the overclocking community became more international due to forums such as XtremeSystems and OCXtreme, people are not staying at home to overclock anymore. Nowadays, many people meet up to overclock extreme and we can all agree that bench session became much more fun than when you're alone. Since a few months, there are even a number of international overclocking events, mostly organized by giant manufacturers. These events make people from around the globe to come together and talk about their most favorite hobby: benchmarking.
This weekend, the second edition of the AOCM has held in Minfeld, Germany. AOCM stands for 'Awardfabrik OverClocking Meisterschaft', which is the main forum of many German overclockers. Actually, the people who made the event possible are all crew members of the Awardfabrik website and forum, so this event was made by and made for the overclockers!
Unlike last year, there were many international guests this year:
David (THC) and Oliver from Team ODOC. Marc Beier is not in the picture but did attend the event
Achill3us, Jugeen and over@locker886 from OCTeamHungary
Leghorn and Giorgioprimo from Memoryextreme Team
Splmann looking straight into the cameraArriving friday night @ 1:30AM
After a five-and-a-half hour drive, Geoffrey and me arrived at the Minfeld sports hall where the event took place. The event started at 10:00AM, but many people were still active and chatting about with the other overclockers. Entering the building, we noticed the professionalism: everything was well-organized, not at all chaos and most importantly, the moment we entered we were offered a drink! A few hours later we unpacked everything we had brought along and tried to get some sleep to be wide awake the next morning when the actual overclocking took place.
Empty tables waiting for overclockers to arrive
Crew members trying to get some sleep before the event takes off
Madshrimps setting up the P45 system