This Thursday we revisit a day back in January 2013 when the guys at OverClocking-TV sat down to conduct an interview with a young up-and-coming overclocker going by the handle ‘der8auer’. Today of course Roman ‘der8auer’ Hartung is virtually a household name in extreme overclocking circles, however back in 2013 he was a University student looking to find his way into the tech industry. Let’s revisit his conversation with OC-TV:
der8auer - My name is Roman Hartung and I’m 23 years young. I live in a quite small town in the south part of Germany near Stuttgart. I’m a mechatronics student in the 4th semester and hope to get a job in the computer industry afterwards. I’m the team captain of the German HWBot team PC Games Hardware and you can find me everywhere using the nickname “der8auer” which is pronounced “der8auer” which means “theFarmer”.
I started quite young as a typical online gamer and I always wanted to have the latest hardware even though I didn’t have the money for it as a young student. So I was stuck long time with a cheap Athlon XP and GeForce 4 system until I had the money to afford my first high end system at the age of 16 using an AMD 64 4600+ and two 7800 GTX.
OC-TV - How did you discover the Overclocking?
der8auer - The first time I heard about it was in a German computer magazine about an overclocked Athlon XP 1700+.
OC-TV - Since how many years are you playing with Overclocking?
der8auer - About 8 years. My original plan was to play Battlefied 2 on my new system but then I came across the 3DMark2005. First I just installed it to see the amazing graphics but I became addicted raising the Marks (3dmark point system). So I ended up overclocking my hardware to achieve a higher 3DMark score and also to have more FPS in Battlefield 2 when it came out.
Catch the full interview with Roman here at OverClocking-TV where he goes on to discuss his preferred cooling techniques, what he does when he’s not overclocking and more.