The second round of the Old School is Best School contest on OC-ESPORTS is just about to get underway, tempting old timers and young’uns alike with an Overclocking challenge that means dusting off some truly ‘old school’ hardware. Running from February 1st to 29th, the challenge this time around actually involves benching on Intel’s lesser known Socket 423 platform that supported the first generation of Pentium 4 processors. Let’s take a look at the contest stages in a little more detail.
Old timers will also enjoy getting reunited with the GeForce 2 series graphics cards and the excuse to run 3Dmark2000 once again, and who would blame them. Classic hardware and benchmarks from a bygone era like this is likely to cause nostalgic pangs of OC pleasure. The second stage also throws up the issue of memory tweaking on RD-RAM, a memory standard from 2000 that would soon be superseded and displaced by the now ubiquitous DDR despite having some genuine technical advantages.