OC is the practice of pushing a PC component to function faster than the manufactured clock frequency
Saturday, December 20, 2014, was a big day for India’s hardcore PC enthusiasts and power users who had gathered in Mumbai, as they were witness to a new Indian record being made in CPU-Z Overclocking (OC), by HiCookie, holder and breaker of multiple OC world records.
OC is the practice of pushing a PC component to function faster than the manufactured clock frequency. This calls for a lot of practice, upgraded skills, dedication, and of course, a deep passion for the activity.
HiCookie demonstrating his fabled OC skills was the highlight of the PC enthusiasts’ meet, organised jointly by GIGABYTE Technology (India) Pvt. Ltd. (Motherboard Business Unit), CoolerMaster India, and Adata India – all Taiwan-based companies and world leaders in their respective spheres of PC hardware.
Egged on by the Power Users present, HiCookie managed to achieve a CPU-Z benchmark of 6.37 GHz, a new Indian record in this category. Also, DDR4 RAM (model mentioned in the next paragraph) was overclocked to 3060MHz.
The record was made by HiCookie, using the GIGABYTE GA-X99-SOC Force motherboard with an Intel Core i7-5960X Processor Extreme Edition, with liquid nitrogen (LN2) for cooling. The other crucial components included ADATA XPG Z1 DDR4-2400 16GB RAM Kit, ADATA XPG SX910 512GB SSD, and Cooler Master V1200 Platinum PSU.
HiCookie, who is also the Chief Overclocking Evangelist, GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit, said, “I was pleasantly surprised to see that Overclocking could generate so much interest in India. I am happy to get such an encouraging response from the invitees, especially on the basis of the inquisitive questions they were asking.”
The meet also witnessed product / technology updates by Supriya Mankame, Product Manager, GIGABYTE Technology (India), who was supported by Prathamesh Patil, GIGABYTE India’s tech specialist; Sanket Naik, Country Manager, CoolerMaster India; and Ashu Mehrotra, Marketing Manager, Adata India.