Turrican, staff member at HWBOT, has passed away

The news has yet to sink in properly and it is with great pain and disbelief I am writing this item.

Turrican, Karl, has passed away last night as the result of a car accident. Karl was a key member of our staff for a very long time and will be missed in every sense of the word. His dedication to and passion for overclocking are very visible at the bot where he held the title of Hardware King for a long time. As a staff member Karl managed the hardware database. He was a strong and silent force in the team, dedicating his free time to the project asking for very little in return.

Karl, you will be missed so much.

Below a picture of one of the overclocking events he attended a couple of years ago.


Austria _mat_ says:

I have very sad news for the overclocking world. Our fellow legend Turrican had a deadly car accident yesterday morning. His death was confirmed this evening, we are still in shock and speechless. The bot was a big part of his life, so I thought you should know. This is a sad day for overclocking ... [img]https://www.overclockers.at/attachment.php?attachmentid=196775&thumb=750&viewer[/img] Turrican (left) and Oxygen discussing their wprime quadcore world record, Game City 2010, Vienna

United Kingdom ObscureParadox says:

wow wait what????? This can't seriously be real?? If it is then really really sad day for everyone here, my thoughts go out to all his family and friends.

Austria _mat_ says:

I ensure you, it is as sad as it's true.

Christian Ney says:

:( Lie down Try not to cry Cry a lot

TaPaKaH says:

The craziest and by far the most dedicated overclocker I've ever known of is now gone. A very sad day :(

Denmark M.Beier says:

Christian Ney sent me the link to this thread just moments ago... Strangely I hope its a sick twisted joke, and not real..... Karl was very dedicated, and always friendly, though it seems he did not consider me a friend, I appreciate the times I got to talk with him about hardware, it is the same sense as talking with Knut, HW never becomes boring. Turrican made me bench several times without even realizing it himself, his enthusiasm pushed one to strive for the better acheivements. A big loss for OC enthusiasm, a big loss for Hwbot R.I.P. Turricanator

Serbia d0minat0r says:

RIP :(

South Africa Vivi says:

This is extremely sad news.. we have lost a serious champion to the oc world. My condolences to the family..


:( this is very sad news

Belgium skulstation says:

:( sad news, condolences to the family

France Strat says:

Oh man :( :( what a loss for the community... Condolences to the family :(

Bulgaria I.nfraR.ed says:

Very sad news :( Rest in peace, Karl.

Montenegro Perica_barii says:

Very sad news, and big lost for OC community for sure...Condolence to the family... :(

Switzerland splmann says:

sad news, condolences to the family

Greece George_oc says:

Rest in peace Karl :( So sad right now, I just can't believe it :(

Belgium leeghoofd says:

May you rest in peace man, such a tragedy too loose such a great guy to the Gods above. [IMG]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/66364457/Carl/tur2.jpg[/IMG] Was an honour to meet you Karl, see you soon man !

Australia Dinos22 says:

Very sad to hear RIP

Greece crustytheclown says:

Big loss for the oc community...RIP

Greece hipro5 says:

BAD and SAD news! :( This isn't right... :(

United Kingdom borandi says:

Wow that sucks, RIP

Slovenia tiborrr says:

I'll never forget how we drove that cascade in your Porsche.

You will always be in my heart, Karl :(

Romania Monstru says:

A true overclocker went away from us, a great person is gone. May you have peace wherever you are Karl... For us you will always be the Turricanator...

Greece zafiropo says:

R.I.P. Turrican

Greece sofos1990 says:

A big loss. R.I.P.

Poland Xtreme Addict says:


India sumonpathak says:

NO...just no :(
RIP :(

STORM1978 says:

Even if i didn't know him in personal, this is a big loss for our community. Rest in peace.

United States XtremeCuztoms says:

sad new, hate to hear things like this. RIP and he will always be here in spirit and watch over us.

United States david.hunt. says:

My sympathies..

Germany der8auer says:

what the f*ck I don't know what to say :(

Russian Federation Antinomy says:

I have no words to describe how sad this is... Karl will stay in our hearts and memories

Greece mortisboy says:

very very sad news, big loss, no words :( ...rest in peace

Germany True Monkey says:

oh no

I don't know what to say.

Indonesia Lucky_n00b says:

Bad news for OC world to lose a dedicated guy, may you Rest in Peace Turrican. Condolences to the family and close friends :(

nXXo says:

R.I.P Bro R.I.P :(

Canada Trouffman says:

Sad news for the community. Condolences to the family... May you rest in peace Karl. Feeling speechless...

United States FUGGER says:

Turrican has been with us since 2005, a huge loss.


Argentina nacho_arroyo says:

Very very sad...

My condolences to his familty.


metallo97 says:


pxhx says:



United Kingdom TheMadDutchDude says:

R.I.P. fella. What a sad day. :(

Italy sburnolo says:


NoMS says:

R.I.P Turrican :(

Dhemon says:

........... rip :(

Australia Uncle Fester says:

Rest In Peace. Tragic news, my condolences to the family.

United States Mr.Scott says:

Very sad. Karl was a hardware encyclopedia, an icon to the community and to myself. Nothing but the best wishes to the family. RIP Turrican, you'll always be in memory.:(

United Kingdom topdog says:

Very sad news

Rest in peace Hardware Master

Puerto Rico MrPaco says:

So-So sad to have lost such a person too soon :(.
My deepest condolences to the family.
May you rest in peace Karl... You will definitely be missed

United States l0ud_sil3nc3 says:

Absolutely fucked :( Condolences to his family.

Norway knopflerbruce says:

Sad. I thought it was a bad joke at first, but it's real... RIP.

Argentina siouxx says:

Very sad news, a big lost for the entire community. I remember when I started to submit results, the only name that I saw in each ranking, in each category was TURRICAN. My condolences to his family.

United Kingdom ObscureParadox says:

In light of recent events I am more than happy to try and help out the family of Karl in anyway the community can as I'm sure they could do with the support from those who loved and respected him right now. I am terribly saddened to see a respected member of this community lost so young, I am thinking about all his family and friends tonight :(

Brazil Skulltrail_BR says:

My condolences to family of this great enthusiast and admirable friend, put multiple cards and notebook processors here helping everyone especially to me, Thank Turrican.

R.I.P Turrican =(

Argentina Pablocs08 says:

R.I.P Karl,a great overclocker and great person,ve con dios!

Belgium Massman says:

I have no idea what to say, this is crushing :( :(

United Kingdom TheMadDutchDude says:

I feel that this deserves a mention on the home page in all honesty.

Australia Jimba says:

RIP So sad :(

Germany Blackbolt says:

I don't know what to say. R.I.P. my Friend :(

Belgium Massman says:

Found this picture of Karl on Leeghoofd's FB. I met Karl at the OC event ... good memories!


Iran MJMotamedi says:

Our thoughts are with you and your family. R.I.P

Australia robbo2 says:

R.I.P Mate

Russian Federation Samendk says:

R.I.P. Karl, R.I.P. Turrican

Greece FireKillerGR says:

Oh man, thats so sad, can only wish the best to his family and friends. RIP :(

Germany stummerwinter says:

R.I.P. can't find any words...

Italy rsannino says:

has always been an extremely friendly .... :(

R.I.P. Karl .....

Italy BarboneNet says:

i'm very sorry for this lost! RIP

Germany Bullshooter says:

R.I.P Karl

United Kingdom gavbon says:

R.I.P Turrican :(

Germany DopeLex says:

R.I.P Karl :(

Italy errhon says:

a loss for the whole team. condolences to the family he's walking in a better world...

Russian Federation NeoForce says:

Impossible =( Rest in peace, Karl.

Italy Crash01ita says:

RIP :(

Germany Moose83 says:

R.i.p. Karl :(

Iran Mehdi_FXX says:

I can't believe it.. nothing to say..just Rest In Peace Karl

United States [GF]Duke says:

Regards to his family. Rest in Peace bro.

Italy Andrix85 says:


Australia Bullant says:

Condolences to the family

Japan Hideo says:

Very sad to know this news...he is great OCer indeed.

Poland ivanov says:

Really bad news :(

Iran Amateurs says:

I'm so sad about this news. He was so kind. God bless him ... :(

Italy Sergio73 says:

R.I.P. :(
Condolences to the family.

Germany angoholic says:

RIP and condolence to his family... :(

Italy meiyo says:

I did not know Turrican, but often I exchanged messages with him to solve my problems with various bench and it looks the same ... But I have lost a dear friend, because the mere fact of not having lived all my life he deserved it makes me sick

Argentina Sweet says:

Ohhh no, Karl... it is very sad,...our friend, you will live in the hearts of all, Today the world is a little grayer.

Germany Don_Dan says:

Such terrible news! :( Rest in peace, Karl, you'll be missed.

websmile says:

Just got the news, I am still in state of shock Rest in peace, Karl, my condolence goes to his family

Denmark kilobravo says:

R.I.P condolence to his family and friends....sad sad sad

Iran Olesius says:

i cant believe this, god blesshim ... :( :'(

Spain Predator says:

this is so sad, i don't know what to say except my sincere condolence to his family Karl you are a great and nice man with a big heart, you will be missed :( this is unfair....:( rest in peace my friend

Greece TASOS says:


It's always sad , to see young people go , so early.


Ukraine MaJ0r says:

Very sad news :(

Germany SoF says:

Very hard to believe - good times we had 5-6 years back, always wanted to do a session together just for fun - never happened, never will...sad day :/

Italy delly says:

I'm really upset, I just read this terrible news... :(

I don't know what to say except my condolence to his family...

R.I.P. my friend Karl... :(

Greece varachio says:

My condolence to his family...
Really sad :(

United States xsuperbgx says:

Condolences to his family.

Dreadlockyx says:

A true master... May he rest in peace.

Australia Uncle Fester says:

Can someone who is close to turrican please pm me. Thanks.

Germany Sn@ke says:


Italy giorgioprimo says:

:( :(


Poland Xtreme Addict says:

:( R.I.P.

Slovenia mare87 says:

May the overclocking gods be with you... sad

Spain Predator says:

it was my honor to meet Turrican twice , i found this pic we had in the Campus Party Europe 2010, you will be missed bro, this one is for you

Romania M3kk says:

RIP, condolences to the family..

Canada MTP04 says:

Shocking and sad to read this.

RIP Turrican and my condolences to your family.

Italy Andrix85 says:


Germany Hyperhorn says:

Rest in peace, Karl. My sincerest condolences to the family and friends

After discovering this cruel news, I went through some pictures and video footage of the 2. PCGH-EOS. I remember how lucky I felt to finally meet him in person back in 2010. He had his own bench setup there, but did not hesitate to help other overclockers and was giving advices. On this day he also won the contest with a brilliant performance. Around that time Karl was also an interviewee as Hardware Master talking about his great passion overclocking.

Gone, but never forgotten ... :(

Russian Federation Antinomy says:

Hyperhorn said: Around that time Karl was also an interviewee as Hardware Master talking about his great passion overclocking.

Any video with that interview? I'd want to see or read this.

United States Schmuckley says:

Wow.. :(

FlanK3r says:


Italy Gigioracing says:

meiyo said: I did not know Turrican, but often I exchanged messages with him to solve my problems with various bench and it looks the same ... But I have lost a dear friend, because the mere fact of not having lived all my life he deserved it makes me sick

already the same for me, condolences to the family.. RIP

France boblemagnifique says:

R.I.P :(

Kazakhstan John_White says:

Rest in peace Turrican

France Martin White says:


Eeky NoX says:

Rest in peace Hardware Legend Turrican. Sincere condolence to the family...

Canada Vinster says:

This is sad... But why are all of his submissions gone?


United Kingdom ObscureParadox says:

Vinster said: This is sad... But why are all of his submissions gone?


All of his submissions had long gone anyway, this was after he stopped benching, maybe about 2 years ago now or coming up to that anyway.

Germany Hyperhorn says:

Antinomy said: Any video with that interview? I'd want to see or read this.
Unfortunately it's only a small interview and text only, because it was embedded in a print article about the history of CPU overclocking. It was done in February 2011. In case you stumple upon a weird wording then it's my fault because I've translated it from German into English. Q: You are "Hardware King" at Hwbot since a long time. What is behind the title and what does it mean to you? A: This award states that you have overclocked many different hardware and know how to handle it. I'm proud to carry this award and to have collected experience with different platforms. Q: Does overclocking old hardware require more effort than recent hardware? A: Partly, yes. Volt mods on the motherboard are often needed so that the processor receives the desired voltage. Q: How many CPUs have you destroyed due to overclocking? A: Around ten pieces, most of them socket A/370 CPUs. Q: What OC result impressed you the most? A: Overclocking my Celeron 566 by 173 % to 1,548 MHz. (Hyperedit: This one) Q: What incident in the history of overclocking impressed you the most? A: The break-trough of the 1 GHz barrier with the AMD Athlon. Q: How is CPU overclocking going to change in the upcoming years? A: I think it's going to be easier as the mainboards offer more and more profiles, options and aids in the BIOS menu. By the way that's Karl as smiling winner after the award ceremony at the 2nd PCGH-EOS in August 2010. It was never published anywhere because it was blurred due to the lack of basic photo skills at a late hour. Oh well ... :(

Belarus daimons says:

condolences to the family. very sad news

Italy LurenZ87 says:

I am very sorry for what happened... condolences to the family and to his friends. Lorenzo

Greece Stelaras says:

It's very sad .... RIP Karl .

You'll be missed ...

United Kingdom Dualist says:

RIP Karl, a proper hardware legend.!

Italy Stermy57 says:

Bad day
Nothing to say

zupernico says:

Sad news. RIP

Spain ChentinoX says:

Descanse en paz , nos veremos mas adelante :(

Spain Mameluco says:

Sad news.
Condolences to the family and friends. RIP Karl

Canada Dead Things says:

Just horrible news. I'm very sad to hear it. My thoughts are with his loved ones.

Italy Yurikal says:

Really bad news. He help me a lot in the forum to add new motherboards, he was always very helpful and willing..
Condolences to the family.

Brazil Rbuass says:

Guys... really sad to know... GOD... care our friend by your side...

United States techjesse says:

Condolences to all his family and friends. This is so sad :(

Germany Jogibaer says:

I can't believe this, it's very very sad, my condolence goes to his family. Karl, R.I.P

K404 says:

Oh hell. This is me just finding out.


I have no idea what to type.

My thoughts go out to his friends and family.


Australia PAQd says:

Thank you for your wonderful OCing contribution and passion - RIP mate!

Bulgaria GunGod says:


Portugal PP says:

Sorry for bringing this up, I've been away from the OCing scene for 5 years and only found out this sad news now. Just want to pay my condolences to Karl here. I had the opportunity to chat with him a lot and he seemed to be such a kind person. Hope you are on a better place Karl, may your soul rest in peace.

Czech Republic trodas says:

Well, rest in peace, dear Karl. We miss you dearly. This accident hurt overclocking scene a lot. So, there are few things I would like to mention: Turrican (II) was my favorite game on Amiga. Karl Turrican was always helpfull and one of the greatest overclockers I know. I was having hard time to accept such loss, but I quess these PM I have from you to got to go:

I miss you, Karl. Let's build on your legacy!

Please log in or register to comment.

Leave a Reply: (BBCODE allowed: [B], [QUOTE], [I], [URL], [IMG],...)