All the interviews are here too: http://rog.asus.com/123662012/overcl...er-interviews/
What was your first PC?
It was an IBM XT, must have been around 1985!
How do you view the changes to PC technology since?
The speed of change is incredible, PCs and components keep getting more compact, and weíve made amazing progress.
How did you get into overclocking?
I bought a Compaq PC back in the late 90ís, and realized it was faster than other similar PCs. Some of its components were overclocked, and I was intrigued by why it was faster than the original and how this was achieved.
Where do you think is the most active OC scene right now?
It used to be the US, where there were more overclockers and a very extreme attitude. But I think now Asia is perhaps home to the most extreme overclockers.
Is overclocking a very global activity?
Yes, especially now. We started as an underground hobby, but now itís very open and people everywhere are overclocking.
Do hardware makers support overclocking?
Now yes, but before they didnít even allow it. These days most makers actually encourage overclocking and support it with product features and more allowance for tuning. Overclocking features are also getting easier, with one-press boosting and so on.
So do you believe younger overclockers are less experienced?
Not at all. Many still go deeper into the hobby. Overclocking has become easier to enter, but more flexible and more open, so exploring is also easier.
Why do you personally overclock?
Itís fun and rewarding, plus the thrill of seeing speeds rise. I really appreciate new technology, and enjoy comparing it to the old days. The rapid development really gives me a sense of perspective and pride, and is quite touching to me on a personal level.
What advice do you have for new overclockers?
We always support new generations of OCers, so I want them to feel free to ask questions, learn new methods and ways of overclocking, gain from the experience of veteran overclockers. But at the same time, I encourage them to try things themselves and experiment. Overclocking is all about trying things yourself.
What is your proudest overclocking moment?
Probably the new SuperPi 32M record. More the process of getting it, planning the components. This is a CPU-heavy benchmark and now the challenge is greater because CPUs are so powerful and everyone can get them. In the past CPUs were weaker and more standardized, now there are so many variants, so the challenge is picking the right component.
Why do you choose ROG?
Definitely the best motherboards, and a very pro-overclocking design team that understands the needs of overclockers. Personally I only use ASUS and ROG motherboards.
What is your favorite ROG feature?
VGA Hotwire, also Extreme Engine Digi+ for 3D benching. The custom ROG UEFI BIOS is very good, because it allows extensive memory tweaking.