SuperPi Competition is Under Way!

In case you missed it, the OCForums Benching team (now number 20 in the world!) is holding their first annual SuperPi competition and it started at midnight EST, Monday April 11!

Thanks again to our generous sponsors!

For complete rules and prize details, see the original post here. Here’s how to enter your score:

  • Get an account at HWBot (if you don’t already have one).
  • Apply the custom background (click the thumbnail or link below to download).
  • Bench SuperPi Mod 1.5 (available here) 1M and/or 32M, taking a screenshot of the completed SuperPi run and two instances of CPUz (which you can get here) – one with the CPU tab and the other with the Memory tab. Here’s an example of a proper screenshot:
Example Screenshot with Required Info

Example Screenshot with Required Info

  • Log on to HWBot and click “Submit Score” (it’s on the left).

Submit Score

  • Select this competition at the bottom.
Select This Competition

Select This Competition

  • Enter all the requested information and upload your screenshot.
Enter Your Info & Upload Your Screenshot

Enter Your Info & Upload Your Screenshot

  • Scroll down a bit, upload the photo of your system (THIS IS REQUIRED!) and tick the box saying you have read the rules (read them!) and click “Submit Benchmark Result”.
Upload Photo & Submit

Upload Photo & Submit

That’s it, after doing that, you will have entered the competition!!  Check in on HWBot as the copmpetition goes to see how you’re faring. We’ll try and post some updates right here too.

Remember, the competition is open to ANY member of our forums. There is a class for every system and it’s ambient cooling only, so don’t let your specs hold you back!  Below is the competition background.

Super Pi Competition Official Wallpaper

Super Pi Competition Official Wallpaper

(CLICK THE THUMBNAIL OR DOWNLOAD THE CUSTOM BACKGROUND HERE)

On your marks….get ready…..BENCH!!!!!

- Jeremy Vaughan (hokiealumnus)

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61 Comments:

MattNo5ss's Avatar
When will it be open for submission on HWBot?

You might wanna fix the code stuff above...
hokiealumnus's Avatar
Hrm...I was under the impression it would open right now. If it's not open by the time I get to work tomorrow, we'll follow up. I'm sure it has to do with time zones and there was just an error somewhere. The background is out though, so you're good to bench. Just submit it whenever they open it up. Sorry for the inconvenience!

(I was fixing the stuff above when you were typing. Couldn't fix it before the post was made. )
MIAHALLEN's Avatar
It's open guys....get your scores in! This comp has cooling restrictions, so you guys don't have to worry about me swooping in with my liquid nitrogen at tearing you up....this is all about you!
hokiealumnus's Avatar
FYI, the points at HWBot appear to be incorrect, so don't pay attention to those yet. Will update when I know more. It may be they cannot score it like we need, which would be fine, I'll just post occasional updates. Will let you know what we find out!
SamSaveMax's Avatar
What team are we from the drop down list?
MIAHALLEN's Avatar
"OCForums" duh
SamSaveMax's Avatar
hahaa...There are so many similar names. I hope this is the right one
hokiealumnus's Avatar
Sorry, can't see the image from here, but this team is "OC Forums" in between "OC DC OVERCLOCK TEAM" and "OC Genius". If that's the one you chose, you're golden!
richba5tard's Avatar
FYI, this is the direct link to registration for OCForum members:
http://hwbot.org/register.do?teamId=100
ChanceCoats123's Avatar
Just wondering, I'm not familiar with hwbot. If I upload multi times on the same benchmark will it mess with any of the scoring? IE: a bench line SP 1M and 32M and then start cranking later.
sno.lcn's Avatar
No, it'll just use your best score
ChanceCoats123's Avatar
Woo woo! Thanks and let the games begin.
MattNo5ss's Avatar
EDIT: Nevermind, I got it...

EDIT2: Stage 1&2 are LGA1156 only (I thought 1156/1366 were together), 3&4 are LGA775, 5&6 are AMD, and 7&8 are any CPU?

EDIT3: I get the error message below every time I try to submit...
Jorlain's Avatar
Oddly enough it's telling me that LGA 1156 isn't eligible for Stage 1/2. Only 1366.

And... Yup. Says so in the rules on the submission page, too. Weird, considering three other submissions for stage are i5s and an 860 (which is what I have, too).

I must be doing something wrong, darnit.
MIAHALLEN's Avatar
Still working out the kinks guys...sorry
10acjed's Avatar
Says my Q9550 isnt eligible...





not going to be my final submission.. Just figured I would jump in...

GoD_tattoo's Avatar
Damn...Can't use my Dual Xeon E5540's.....Says can't use my 870 either....Oh well guess I'll have to go buy 930....Just have to explain it to the wife...I can hear me explaining now "but baby I NEED it for the OC contest"...No fair....lol
Semih91's Avatar
I have got a question. What is the Stage7 and Stage8 about? I dont understand this both Stages. Can u help me?
hokiealumnus's Avatar
The stages are classes. There is one stage per class per bench. I'll go ahead & break it down here (MIAH - correct me if I'm wrong please):
  • Stage 1 = SuperPi1M for the LGA1156 and LGA1366 (minus Gulftown) class
  • Stage 2 = SuperPi32M for the LGA1156 and LGA1366 (minus Gulftown) class
  • Stage 3 = SuperPi1M for the LGA775 class
  • Stage 4 = SuperPi32M for the LGA775 class
  • Stage 5 = SuperPi1M for the AMD class
  • Stage 6 = SuperPi32M for the AMD class
  • Stage 7 = SuperPi1M for the slacker class
  • Stage 8 = SuperPi32M for the slacker class
That should do it.
Semih91's Avatar
What is the slacker class? My English is not the best one
hokiealumnus's Avatar
Slacker class = anything goes. It's not eligible for prizes and has no cooling restrictions. Basically - do whatever you can for the best SP score you can muster, just for bragging rights.
Semih91's Avatar
I understand it now, thanks
hokiealumnus's Avatar
You're welcome...and thank you VERY much for hosting our competition!!
MIAHALLEN's Avatar
Thanks mbot...looks great!
Jorlain's Avatar
Still unable to submit scores.



It has both Only 1366 and 1156 in there. When I hit submit, the 1366 restrictions apply and it tells me to get lost. Buggers!
10acjed's Avatar


My submission still does not comply...
hokiealumnus's Avatar
Huh...it seems the "Only use..." only works for the 1366 even though the other rule is also present. We'll check on that.
richba5tard's Avatar
The competition stage was configured that submissions needed to be 1366 and 1156. : / Now it's OR, should be working fine. Seems like I need to educate massman a bit more.
Jorlain's Avatar
Yay! It's working now!
konsetsu's Avatar
Super comp, i love to bench pi mmm.... not best first post but meh ~ HAI !!11

Oh btw can i ask , doi need to join your benching team on hwbot, or is my submissions enuff to enter me into the prizes?
SamSaveMax's Avatar
My first time submission....did I do it right?
http://hwbot.org/community/submission/988053_
sno.lcn's Avatar
to the forums! No, you don't have the join the benching team at hwbot to enter for prizes, but we'd love to have you

Looks good
MattNo5ss's Avatar
I finally got my submissions to work

Am I the first to hit 5GHz in this thing???

I'm gettin murdered in 32M by a whole minute, even though my clocks are higher or very close to the other submissions...someone knows some sweet tweaks
Nick.ua's Avatar
Nice competition. soon im join it ))
konsetsu's Avatar
THanks Sno, i aint ina benching team at the moment so yeah ithink I will join you guys if you can stand the fact my razer keyboard is bust up
MIAHALLEN's Avatar
We ought to discuss that in the lounge
Intratech's Avatar
HWBOT is super flakey man, trying to do a submission and it's just not having it!
hokiealumnus's Avatar
I've been having some trouble getting to it the last day or so. Seems like they might be having some site issues. Shame it coincides with this competition, but they'll get it cleared up soon I hope.
Bobnova's Avatar
It'd be great to have you!
RawZ's Avatar
Getting my watercooling sorted out tomorrow and i'll submit a few bits.
Psykoikonov's Avatar
Is the use of bios downcore allowed? For instance I run my AMD 965BE with only one core, it will show in CPUz I believe as one core?
hokiealumnus's Avatar
Yes, that's fine. If it clocks better with cores disabled, have at it!
col_sanders's Avatar
I may have missed it but are we allowed to submit on multiple stages?
I submitted a score for amd and lga775 both 1M
MIAHALLEN's Avatar
Absolutely, there is no limit to the # of submissions
hokiealumnus's Avatar
No limit at all...submit away! For scoring purposes though, only the top two of your scores will be considered.
Nick.ua's Avatar
And I started in this competition:

AMD 1M:
http://hwbot.org/community/submissio...be_15sec_106ms

AMD 32M:
http://hwbot.org/community/submissio...in_55sec_406ms

Submit 775 and 1156/1366 class come later )

I have question about category "for the slacker class".
Do i make submit with LN2 cooling ?
MIAHALLEN's Avatar
Yes please

"slacker" class means "anything goes"
Nick.ua's Avatar
Thanks ))

Its will be very interesting. I`m loving it xD
theoldtimer's Avatar
Is it within the rules to run two systems in the same class? I already have one system that I have submited scores from in the AMD class but I have another system that may score better.

I understand that only the best two of my scores will be counted (one for Super PI 1M and one for 32M) in that class.
hokiealumnus's Avatar
Go for it oldtimer. You understand the limitation, so you're good to go. Oh, and welcome to OCF!
GoD_tattoo's Avatar
Can't use my i7 820QM? I just tried and it said it wasn't allowed. Too bad. I would have gotten 19th with my laptop....lol
Bobnova's Avatar
Mobile stuff uses different sockets, at least i think mobile i7's do, maybe they don't.

I know Ghost's mobile core2duo stuff was blocked due to being socket 478.
EXPANDER's Avatar
nice competition.
Nick.ua's Avatar
Yep, but where is powerful results?))
theoldtimer's Avatar
What happened that the competition is closed? I have a nice second place 32M time to submit but I guess not any more.
hokiealumnus's Avatar
It's re-opened, at least it should be until 11:59pm EST.

EDIT - Just looked at the post @ HWBot (this one) and it seems there is a hiccup in time zones and the competition might be closed one hour early (10:59pm EST). Guess it ended up closing even earlier than they said. Sorry to anyone that didn't have a score submitted, or had a better one waiting to submit.
CharlieCS's Avatar
Bumer, was about to make a submission for AMD 32m , I was only going to get 1 point , but I wanted a chance at the Corsair PSU Did'nt have time to do it earlier....
theoldtimer's Avatar
I can't believe all the problems that went down this past week I even killed a MB in this one. I finally got the crosshair III together with the AMD 555 then started benching Super PI again late this afternoon. Finally a good 32M run 15 min,57sec.297 got everything together to submit and.....what the...I thought midnight was the cutoff...oh well. I know its not you guy's fault. Thanks for letting me play. I did have fun.
CrazySiL's Avatar
looks like me too am a late =((
and i killed my 945PL xD... am gonna put it in my trophy case ^^
32M: 15M 29.661s ^^
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