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    PC Perspective and Corsair Memory Overclocking Contest Volume I

    Welcome to the first installment of the PC Perspective Forum's Enthusiast Computing Contest! With these contests, hardcore PC enthusiasts will be able to show off their skills in overclocking, benchmarking and more in an attempt to win prizes sponsored by various memory, motherboard and processor manufacturers.

    Volume I: 4/26/05: The PC Perspective and Corsair Memory Overclocking Contest

    The premise is simple: overclock your memory bus as far as possible, validate your results with CPU-Z and win some awesome prizes!

    There are technically two seperate competitions being run in this contest; one for DDR and one for DDR2 memory. The goal is not to achieve the highest processor frequency, but to achieve the fastest memory frequency at the lowest timings. Since this contest is being sponsored by Corsair Memory, that only makes sense.

    A big thanks goes out to Corsair Memory for sponsoring our first PCP Forums contest! If you are looking for an easy way to stay up to date on the latest trends in memory technologies, then you should take a look at the Corsair Currents Newsletter and sign up for it on the front page of the Corsair Memory website.

    Rules for entry
    1. You MUST be using Corsair memory in order to participate in the contest
    2. You MUST use the latest version of CPU-Z (see below) and have the results validated (see below) in order to enter
    3. You MUST have an account at the PC Perspective Forums in order to post your entry
    4. You are only allowed to post a single entry, so make sure you do your best overclocking before submitting!
    5. Voltages mods and all other heavy mods are completely legal and welcome!
    6. Overclocks prior to the posting of this contest are invalid -- all entries must be original and dated after today.
    7. You SHOULD visit the Corsair Memory website and subscribe to their newsletter (they are sponsoring the prizes after all!)
    DDR Competition Prizes
    DDR2 Competitoin Prizes
    Directions for entry
    1. Download CPU-Z 1.28.3 from this link
    2. Overclock your system!!
    3. With CPU-Z open, hit F7 to generate a .CVF file in the same directory as the executable
    4. Go to the x86-Secret validation page at this link
    5. In the name field, use your PC Perspective forums username with "Vol I" at the end
    6. Browse to the newly created .CVF file and click the validate button
    7. Post the link (like this: http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=14330) in this thread as your entry
    8. This validation process is required to avoid the many cheats and hacks possible in this kind of contest -- sorry for the hassle!
    The contest will run for two weeks, ending on May 11th. As always, we reserve to right to change the rules, void any submissions we feel are fake, hacked or cheated. Just covering our tails!

    Have fun and good luck!! If you would like to find some information on how you can overclock your system and win some prizes, be sure to check out PC Perspective's various forums, such as our overclocking forum or our forums on AMD and Intel processors.
    Last edited by Ryan; 04-26-2005 at 04:11 PM.
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    Re: PC Perspective and Corsair Memory Overclocking Contest Volume I

    You heard the man - get on with it! I've seen 250 at least bandied around, but I'm looking for 260+ to start with.


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    Re: PC Perspective and Corsair Memory Overclocking Contest Volume I

    Awesome!

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    Re: PC Perspective and Corsair Memory Overclocking Contest Volume I

    Sweet but too bad my systam is far too old for this

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    Re: PC Perspective and Corsair Memory Overclocking Contest Volume I

    maaan...i have no corsair mem at all...
    all i have are G.Skill, TwinMOS and OCZ

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    Re: PC Perspective and Corsair Memory Overclocking Contest Volume I

    seriously, if only this was OCZ. 265MHz 1:1 on 2.95v was my best, i might have actually won lmao. But i don't got no Corsair
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    Re: PC Perspective and Corsair Memory Overclocking Contest Volume I

    Hmm if you just need to be stable enough to run CPU-Z I could probbally hit at least like 285 on my 3rd comp on 3.3v and 2-2-2 timmings. However im sure theres a64 machines that would do it better.

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    Re: PC Perspective and Corsair Memory Overclocking Contest Volume I

    Are we talking highest HTT or highest memory frequency? I guess I'm asking if the memory needs to be running 1:1 ?
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    Re: PC Perspective and Corsair Memory Overclocking Contest Volume I

    good luck to all the contestants
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    Re: PC Perspective and Corsair Memory Overclocking Contest Volume I

    wow this is weird. I can do 285x5 in 1:1 just fine at default timmings which is like 2-2-2 and such. Yet if I up them to make it more stable it doesnt post. Or if I try and make it easier on the cpu by using like 1:2 ratio doesnt post. Wtf?

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    Re: PC Perspective and Corsair Memory Overclocking Contest Volume I

    question: Does it have to be my computer? Cause I know im being limited by this chipset. My friend has a dfi nf4 and I could throw meh ram in there. Is that possible?

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    Re: PC Perspective and Corsair Memory Overclocking Contest Volume I

    Quote Originally Posted by Lenny
    Are we talking highest HTT or highest memory frequency? I guess I'm asking if the memory needs to be running 1:1 ?
    Memory doesn't need to be run 1:1 -- we are talking mem frequency only.
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    Re: PC Perspective and Corsair Memory Overclocking Contest Volume I

    Quote Originally Posted by Bearded Frog
    question: Does it have to be my computer? Cause I know im being limited by this chipset. My friend has a dfi nf4 and I could throw meh ram in there. Is that possible?
    Well, what we don't know....
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    Re: PC Perspective and Corsair Memory Overclocking Contest Volume I

    Quote Originally Posted by Bearded Frog
    Hmm if you just need to be stable enough to run CPU-Z I could probbally hit at least like 285 on my 3rd comp on 3.3v and 2-2-2 timmings. However im sure theres a64 machines that would do it better.
    Well, submit it and see!
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    Re: PC Perspective and Corsair Memory Overclocking Contest Volume I

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan
    Memory doesn't need to be run 1:1 -- we are talking mem frequency only.
    Oh I'm out then. I only have Corsair Value Select PC3200. I think my rig will do high HTTs but the mem just isn't that speedy.
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