Is it possible to overclock the flat-panel G4 iMac?

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  1. Shrek macrumors 65816

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    Well, is it. How do you go about doing this? Explain. What are the risks involved in doing so? What kind of precautions should one take? Does this void the warranty? Let me know.
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Re: Is it possible to overclock the flat-panel G4 iMac?

    YES! :eek:
     
  3. madamimadam macrumors 65816

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    Well, as said above, yes, this will void your warranty BUT I believe these new processors are clocked via software.

    I hope someone can confirm that the processor in the iMac is the same one I am thinking of.


    Software clocking would make life VERY easy BUT the question is, where do you come across software like that???
     
  4. saint macrumors regular

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    of course it voids the warranty.

    The G4 iMac is already a powerful enough machine. Forget about overclocking, it's not worth it. If you want a little bit of extra speed, buy a powermac.


    That's just my opinion.
     
  5. Shrek thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok, if it does void the warranty, then how is anyone ever gonna know? :rolleyes:
     
  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Apple's warrentee repair department will know :rolleyes:
     
  7. Shrek thread starter macrumors 65816

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    But how?! Explain that to me.
     
  8. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    To be honest, I don't know. I don't know enough about the insides of the iMac and how you would overclock it, but, if you did it...they would know.
     
  9. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    Easy, Shrek.

    Almost all hardware overclocking requires rearrangement of the mechanics inside your computer. And, for that, you better have some skill. If you mess up just once, or if you overheat your processor, your computer WILL suffer, you warranty WILL become void, and Apple will find out the attempt you made (Apple usually has a look inside the computer to find out what went wrong) and they WILL bust you.
     
  10. Shrek thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So I guess it's best to wait until after the warranty expires before doing any overclocking, eh?
     
  11. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Yup, but even then, is it realy worth it? You could very easily render your perfectly good mac useless. :(
     
  12. Shrek thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Why not just put in some more or larger fans to keep things cool? Could it be done?
     
  13. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    In a PowerMac maybe, but in an iMac? I can't see that there'd even be enough room.
     
  14. Backtothemac macrumors 601

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    Dude, it is not the fans. How are you going to put a fan on the CPU in an iMac. Can't be done. Look to overclock Macs require cutting the jumpers on the board, and the using a saudering iron to reposition them.

    Now, it does void your warranty, but more important. you do it, and you do it wrong. Guess what? You have a 1500$ doorstop.

    it is just not smart. Be happy with what you have, and then buy something new when they are faster.
     
  15. samdweck macrumors regular

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    I have the iMac g4 and it runs really fast, so I see 0 point in overclocking it, b/c if it ain't broke dont' fix it.
     
  16. cr2sh macrumors 68030

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    a doorstep that is the envy of the entire neighborhood!

    seriously though, if you were unsure as to whether overclocking voids your warranty or not.. you probably have no business actually over-clocking it. Search the web, see what type of yield people are getting, but is a boost 100mHz really going to be worth it? I refer you to above posts.. :)
     
  17. samdweck macrumors regular

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    Doubt it, the iMac has a small base b/c it is compact, they'd prob make it even smaller and faster if they could've when it came out. the thing is, overclocking this machine is dangerous, and a mistake could be really expensive. I know someone new here named fenswick, and he says u could fry an egg on it if u overclocked the iMac!
     
  18. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    So...the over all opinion is *drum rool please*...

    DON'T DO IT!

    It's just not worth it.
    You don't want to end up posting here from some sorry looking/performing x86 because you blew your beautiful G4 iMac. ;)

    Edited for typo.
     
  19. samdweck macrumors regular

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    Look, I'd like a faster iMac too, but if you don't know what you are doing, it's like putting a magnet to your hard drive, or hitting a flat lcd screen with a sledge hammer.


    IN ENGLISH, DON'T DO IT!
     
  20. Shrek thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I take it that you get our point now?
     
  22. Shrek thread starter macrumors 65816

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    GRRRRR!!! YESSS!!!

    BEWARE OF OGRE!!!
     

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  23. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    GOOD!
    It's for your own good ;) :) We just don't want you to destroy your iMac.
     
  24. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    I see you guys neglected to say "Don't Do It!" in Spanish, French, German, etc.
     
  25. cr2sh macrumors 68030

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    After reconsidering.... go for it! NO GUTS NO GLORY! :p
     

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