Definitely, every visitor to our resource knows what overclocking is and why it is done at all. For those who are not in the know, this activity even has its own Special Olympics, which traditionally takes place on the HWBot.org resource — the main center of competitive overclocking. Every year, the strongest team of enthusiasts is determined in the HWBot Team Cup competition. This time, three trials were announced with a required number of results equal to 1000 — Dogpile. Unfortunately, a dozen smart enthusiasts by no means will be able to give out such a number within a couple of months, so the team is asking for help in achieving the goal. So we have three heap-small-style disciplines:
- DDR1 — WinRAR.
- DDR2 — 3DMark11 Physics.
- DDR3 — HWBot x265 Benchmark – 1080p.
General rules for participation
In all tests, the main test participant is the processor. If you have several platforms with different memory on hand, then one processor can perform in 2 or 3 tests at once! Keep in mind. FB-DIMMs and RIMMs are not eligible, and nothing prevents ECC REG memory from being used.
In addition to conventional processors, server processors are also allowed, namely Xeon and Opteron. The number of results from one participant is not limited. Be sure to use competition wallpaper. Allowed unlocking cores on AMD AM3 platform to get the highest score. Be sure to have a photo of the system under test. Examples:
Do you have the right iron on hand, as well as the desire to help? Great, let’s get started!
Nothing complicated. At the very top of the page, click the Register button (we don’t use registration through social networks, because you can’t select a command there right away).
On the page that appears, enter your nickname, password, select the country, email address, and the Overclockers.UA command. We make it clear that you are not a robot and press the button to complete the registration.
If you already have an account, just select the Overclockers.UA command in My Account.
DDR1 — WinRAR
General rules of the HWBot benchmark.
It is highly recommended to run the benchmark in a 64-bit operating system environment; this is guaranteed to give a twofold increase in performance compared to a 32-bit OS. You can download the benchmark from here.
A test license is not required.
Algorithm: open WinRAR, press ALT+B, or call the benchmark through the menu. Wait for the resultant speed to appear, as soon as it appears, pause. Benchmark passed, take a screenshot.
Sample screenshot design (there should be a benchmark window, CPU-Z CPU, CPU-Z Memory, CPU-Z Mainboard):
DDR2 — 3DMark11 Physics
General rules of the HWBot benchmark.
Download from here.
You do not need a license to pass (the presence saves time), you must additionally register on the 3DMark website.
Important! Nickname on 3DMark must match the nickname on HWBot. Don’t forget to check the option to submit the result to the 3DMark website. If there is no license, we just go through a full test.
If there is a license, we select a purely Physics Test on the Advanced tab to save time.
Upon passing, screenshot design samples (there should be a benchmark window, CPU-Z CPU, CPU-Z Memory, CPU-Z Mainboard):
If you do not have a license, you also need a browser window with the result:
DDR3 — HWBot x265 Benchmark – 1080p
General rules of the HWBot benchmark. Download link.
We recommend setting real-time priority in the benchmark itself. If the benchmark is launched on Windows 10, an error is possible if the system timer is not active. Activating it is easy, you need to run the command line (cmd) as an administrator in any convenient way, for example Win + S and write CMD. In the console itself, write the command and press Enter:
bcdedit /set useplatformclock yes
If successful, the console will answer «the operation completed successfully», after which you must restart the computer.
Algorithm: unzip the contents of the archive, select a preset 1080p. At the end of the benchmark, open the CPU-Z windows and save the result (you can select the exact processor model in the context menu).
Sample validation file design (there should be a benchmark window, CPU-Z CPU, CPU-Z Memory, CPU-Z Mainboard):
Submission of the result for the competition
Every HWBot page has a Submit score button.
Scroll down the page to the very bottom to the Competitions section, we need a Team Cup. Let’s analyze the principle using the example of submitting the result «DDR1 — WinRAR».
We fill in the fields about the hardware used. Ideally, as detailed as possible, if you don’t want to, write the result, be sure to indicate the processor model, type of memory, attach a screenshot of the result, photos of the system and tick the familiarization with the rules. If the result is 3DMark11 Physics — add a link to online validation, for example.
Well, that’s it, mission accomplished!