Vicente Chentino, known more commonly as ChentinoX in Overclocking circles, took his passion on the road in 2016, bringing the word of Overclocking to various locations around Spain. After hosting Overclocking workshops and seminars in Valencia, Mollerussa and Bilbao last year, he continued his quest by organizing an OC School in Gipzukoa, a Spanish province in the Basque region of Northern Spain.
Overclocking Workshops at Gipuzkoa, Spain – March 17th and 18th 2017
ChentinoX is a member of the Spanish Overclockers Club, a HWBOT Team that competes in the Extreme League. For the trip to Gipuzkoa he was joined by teammate 360nat who helped demonstrate the art of sub-zero overclocking with LN2. The OC Workshops were hosted as part of the Euskal Encounter, a computer party for computer amateurs and professionals who seek a knowledge exchange. The workshop kicked off on the evening of Friday the 17th of with a presentation from Vicente that introduced the core concepts of Overclocking. The following day he covered the area of ambient Overclocking with water cooling. After the presentation, attendees were invited to get involved and make some scores themselves using systems setup at the venue. The hardware used was based on Intel Core i7 6950X processors which were pushed using the Intel XTU tweaking and benchmark utility.
After competing against each other to decide who would appear in a Final match, the group were treated to a exhibition of Extreme Overclocking. 360nat showed off his skills at tuning a system under at sub-zero temperatures with plenty liquid nitrogen on hand. After the Extreme Overclocking it was time for the two top scoring newcomers to fight it out it out to decide who would be crowned OC School HWBOT X Gipuzkoa 2017 Champion. After a tight match OUTVADER.XXl was the winner. However, at the award ceremony that followed, all attendees who competed the OC School were awarded certificates.
The OC School HWBOT X Gipuzkoa was organized with the help of HWBOT, GIGABYTE, Antec, Corsair, Euskal Encounter and of course the Spanish Overclockers Club. To have a clearer idea of the activities that took place, check out this fun Aftermovie put together by Vicente:
You can find the original HWBOT X listing for this event here.