An Interview with Extreme Overclocker 'KINGPIN'

An interview many of you will read, I suppose!

Vince Lucido has just unpacked a brand new GeForce GTX 580. Eager to test out what the new graphics powerhouse can do, Lucido, better known as "K|NGP|N" (pronounced "kingpin"), preps to overclock the card but unknowingly uses the wrong-sized trimmer. An electric zap jets out of the card as smoke billows through the air. The GPU is fried. This just goes to show that even one of the world's premier hardware overclockers can make a rookie mistake.

Normally very meticulous about his craft, K|NGP|N has made quite a name for himself by being one of the pioneer overclockers to effectively use liquid nitrogen as a GPU cooling device. Having gone on to shatter numerous overclocking records as a result, hardware manufacturer EVGA has brought him on board to be their champion GPU representative. His experiences and expertise has allowed him to create a successful business where he now develops and sells his own innovative hardware cooling receptacles to fellow enthusiasts all around the world.

Despite his myriad accolades, K|NGP|N has stayed very down-to-earth and humble. While the man has received as much fame as a person can attain in one's profession, K|NGP|N isn't interested in any of the global glitz or glamour that his work has brought him. Not one to gloat about himself in the slightest, he would probably shrug these first few introductory paragraphs as nothing more than hyperbole. Regardless of his humility, it would certainly be an understatement to say that K|NGP|N knows his way around a graphics card.


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United States Minor Outlying Islands Kal-EL says:

12,000 liters in a week Vince? No wonder Ln2 prices have risen, Kingpin is causing shortages in Ln2 supply, lol. Cheers Vince, nice interview :)

Australia T_M says:

You gotta LOL at this blunder: "Well, first of all, some CPUs have cold boxes [designated, sealed-off cooling areas]. Some don’t. So the newer generation of CPUs like the Intel K processors, the Clarkdales, they don’t really have cold boxes. You can basically fill the pot all the way up and just max the thing out minus 196."

Australia T_M says:

"The thin pot, was because when NVIDIA introduced triple SLI, the cards were too close together so I had to take a fatter card and smash it and pull it out so it fits the multiple GPU configuration."

Belgium Massman says:

T_M said: You gotta LOL at this blunder:

"Well, first of all, some CPUs have cold boxes [designated, sealed-off cooling areas]. Some don’t. So the newer generation of CPUs like the Intel K processors, the Clarkdales, they don’t really have cold boxes. You can basically fill the pot all the way up and just max the thing out minus 196."


So,

CB = Cold Box
CBB = Cold Box-Box?

United States Minor Outlying Islands Kal-EL says:

Massman said: So, CB = Cold Box CBB = Cold [COLOR=red]Boot[/COLOR]-Box?
nub :rolleyes:

Australia T_M says:

Dont forget that it is a designated sealed off box (they usually use glue)

Belgium Massman says:

Doesn't really matter for me. I'm just using a fatter CPU now to smash it and pull it out.

Australia Dinos22 says:

hahah you guys are idiots

United States Bobnova says:

I find myself wondering if Nvidia simply wrote it themselves and is hoping nobody will notice. Sort of like the wood screws and sawed off PCB. They can't decide whether the roasted gtx580 was moments previous or was sometime in the past like Kingpin says it was. All in all, I'd say this is pretty classic nvidia! Wish they didn't have the fastest cards so I didn't have to support them! So it goes. CBB is Cold Box Bug btw, it happens when your shipping containers get too close to the arctic, polar bear lice crawl in.

Belgium Massman says:

Bobnova said: I find myself wondering if Nvidia simply wrote it themselves and is hoping nobody will notice.


Actually ... I was send a mail by Nvidia with the url as message :p

United States Splave says:

this thread made my day

and I thought I was just getting to understand Cold Boot


United States G H Z says:

Loved the part about "SLI + overkill" :D

Splave said: and I thought I was just getting to understand Cold Boot
Hey stop posting crap like that, that guy is not wearing the appropriate safety gear! hwbot does not want to promote reckless behavior ;)

TaPaKaH says:

this has gotta be the 347370th kingpin interview I see on the web, so to stand out from the crowd nVidia decided to add some inconspicuous marketing touches :D

EDIT: don't think that 12000L/week is humanly possible, that's 1.2L/minute, 24 hours per day, 7 days straight (w/o food/toilet/reassemble breaks)

K404 says:

Typo, 1200L? :) LOL I'd be uber grateful to have 120L/ week paid for :p

United States Bobnova says:

I'd be super grateful to have 14l/week paid for! 1200L makes more sense. Maybe "week" means from friday till he got the score 10 days later on sunday?

Belgium Massman says:

Splave said: this thread made my day

and I thought I was just getting to understand Cold Boot

http://i.imgur.com/TSo9U.jpg


HAHA! Funny stuff! :D

United States Minor Outlying Islands Kal-EL says:

Maxi said: Hey stop posting crap like that, that guy is not wearing the appropriate safety gear! hwbot does not want to promote reckless behavior ;)
Sry bout that, I'll talk to kikicoco about using a hat in the hot sun like that next time he takes pics of himself trying to recover from a cold boot.

United States k|ngp|n says:

So many misprints/typos in this interview. I gave it to some geforce website guy not so familiar with some tech overclocking terms in santa clara via voice recorder. I must really mumble and not speak clearly when I talk.
12k litres huh? :D

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