After a sponsored workshop event with Gigabyte and our friends from overclock.net last weekend at Cambridge university, UK, Gigabyte was again this week involved in some overclocking tuition activities. This time the location was a secondary school in Cordoba, Spain.
Gigabyte overclocking school project
What is the Gigabyte overclocking school project? This project intends to provide the latest innovative hardware to students and teach them how to mount and configure a setup with it. Partner brands have joined the movement as Antec an Kingston y example to fulfill complete setups to the students. Gigabyte uses also these workshops and conferences to teach students on the overclocking capabilities of its hardware.
Overclocking School in Spain
The Gigabyte spain office organized for the occasion a conference followed by two consecutive workshops. The presentation conference hold in the morning taught the students with notions and hardware principles as well as a few overclocking elements based on the Gigabyte motherboards. To give the teaching, as for our friend from Indonesia (that time with ASUS), Gigabyte invited four top national overclockers to take over the overclocking parts and share their valuable overclocking knowledge to the students.
Following the presentation, by groups of 25 students, two workshops of 2 hours where organized. In these workshops, students had the chance to play on rigs valued at about 1300Euros (which believe me isn’t the price of any average setup in western europe).
- 9:00 – 10:00: Presentation of GIGABYTE Overclocking School, notions and hardware and overclocking, GIGABYTE technological developments.
- 10:00 to 12:00: Workshop on overclocking 1 (25 students)
- 12:00 to 14:00: Workshop on overclocking 2 (25 students)
As we were not able to cover the event in spain, we are calling out to you overclockers and enthusiast that participated or have more infos about this event and to share with us your insights and feedback.
The setup detail
Below, the list of the hardware that was used during the workshops:
– Processor: Intel Core i7 960
– GIGABYTE Motherboard GA-X58A-OC
– Graphics Card GIGABYTE
– RAM: Kingston HyperX T1 2250Mhz
– Hard drive: Kingston V + SSD
– Power Supply: Antec 1200W TruePower
– Cooler: Antec Kuhler Shelf
EDIT: More pictures from the event are available on the Gigabyte Spain Flickr page!
Once again this week, vendors have been pushing towards the OC education strategy. We love to this these developments and can’t wait to see what new elements these workshops could drive into our overclocking community.