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Old 05-18-10, 04:29 PM Thread Starter   #1
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Join Date: Dec 2006
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How to become a Benching Team Member

In order to become an official bench team member, gain access to the lounge and carry the banner you need to fulfill the following basic and easy requirements .

1. Register at and affiliate to the team

2. Submit a minimum of ten complete benchmark tests at - choose 10 from the following list of HWbot rankings.





3DMark Vantage

3DMark 2011


Super PI 1M

Super PI 32M




wPrime 32M

wPrime 1024M


Heaven benchmark



3DMark Firestrike Extreme

-please note SiSoft Sandra & PCMark04 no longer earn Team points and do not qualify for team membership

3. Bench and gather points until you have reached, or exceeded a minimum total HWbot point count (global + hardware points) of 20 (twenty).

4. If you are new to you will need to obtain 100 quality posts within the forums, in order to be eligible for the Benching Team.

5. Once you complete your 10 benches (one of each bench, total 10) AND you have reached, or exceeded, the 20 point count, send a private message (PM) to xsuperbgx, Janus67 and Bobnova (Bench Team Leaders and yes PM all 3 of us) requesting to join the team and providing a link to your hwbot profile so they can review your submissions. If accepted, you'll get under your username, gain access to the private team area for secrets and tips, and get to hang out with a great bunch of guys ready and willing to help you get the most from your hardware (or kill it trying) .


Question : What if I am a bench member now but do not meet the 20 point minimum requirement?
Answer : You will be given 30 days to increase you points to reach the 20 point minimum requirement.

Question : What if I fall below the 20 point minimum with the time to come?
Answer : It is your responsibility to check your point status on on a frequent basis to see if you meet the minimum, however you will be notified if you fall below and given 30 days to increase your points to the 20 point minimum or above.

Question : What if I do not meet the 20 point minimum after the 30 days in both cases as explained above?
Answer : You will lose your access to the benching lounge and your benching banner will be removed from your avatar.

Question : What if I'm unable to catch up on my points due to personal circumstances but would like to resume my benching activities and catch up soon?
Answer : Please contact the team leaders explaining your situation and we will review your case.

Question : What if I just cannot get above the 20 points and need help?
Answer : We encourage you to contact the team leaders or any of the team members carrying the banner to assist and help you to get there. We are there to help grow the bench community and strive to teach people the art of benching, no one should feel left behind !!

Question : How do I know what the team members's point count is?
Answer : Look here at the member list

Question : Where can I find some tips and tricks on how to run benchmarks more effectively to get more points?
Answer : Here is a great article on various benchmarks and how to get the most of it (LINK)

Janus67, xsuperbgx and Bobnova
OCF Benching Team Leaders

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