Test Your Overclocking Might w/HWBOT

By Chris Stolze, on August 13, 2021

We’ve partnered up with our friends at HWBOT to put together an overclocking competition that everyone can participate in before we celebrate the launch of DDR5 later this year!

Who’s eligible?

Do you have a PC that can overclock and uses CORSAIR DDR4 memory? Then you’re able to participate once the first stage of the competition opens up on August 15th!

What do I need to enter?

  • – You must use retail CORSAIR DDR4 memory
  • – No engineering/qualification samples of other components are allowed
  • – The rig you use must be yours and you must use the same platform (CPU/motherboard) for all 3 stages of the contest.
A kit of CORSAIR memory and a system capable of overclocking are required.

What about cooling? (Do I need LN2 or a chiller to compete?)

To make this competition as accessible as possible, only ambient cooling solutions are permitted. So any standard gaming rig with an air or liquid cooler is fine (as long as you’re using a kit of CORSAIR DDR4).

Air cooling, AIO liquid cooling, and custom liquid cooled systems are permitted.

How will this work?

There are three stages to the competition and each stage lasts about 2 weeks to give you time to tweak your OC and submit your scores to HWBOT. You’ll be given points based on how well you do for each stage and those points will be added up to calculate your overall ranking.

More information about eligibility and competition rules can be found over at HWBOT’s article.

What’s in it for me?

We’ve put together a list of prizes for 1st through 5th place rankings as well as a raffle for all participants, including awesome products like our RM1000X PSU, MP600 PRO PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe SSD, K60 RGB PRO SE gaming keyboard, and Sabre RGB PRO Gaming mouse!

But there’s more… it is a DRAM OC competition after all, so we’re throwing in some DDR5 memory kits as prizes, these will be delivered after DDR5 launches, but they are certainly something to look forward to if you’ve been planning to upgrade later this year!

Let’s Do This!

If you’re interested and think you have what it takes to take on this overclocking challenge, you can enter at the submission page.
To join the discussion on CORSAIR memory products and overclocking, check out our newly updated User Forums and be sure to check out our communities over on Discord and Reddit!


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