MB question- damage when underclocking it constantly

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fatties, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. fatties macrumors regular

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    so, in order to prevent rsd(s), the only thing i found consistantly work is to press the on button for 5 seconds until the beep of death which apparently underclocks the processors to 1ghz (is that right?)

    i was wondering, since the beep sounds so death like (i imagin the scream everytime i hear it), does doing this hurt my computer in anyway? (like in the long run) or did apple just feel like hurting our feelings with a deathly beep?

    thanks guys.

    (yes i know another really dumb question)

    p.s. if you didn't read my other note in the other thread, i can't part with my mb for up to a month for the next 2 months while i write my dissertation, so it can't be sent off till november. which is why i am asking because i want to underclock it during the bulk of the writing just in case my (now voluntary response of pressing control- s) decide to become an involuntary muscular action again.

    pps. the scream as in the picture v.s. the movie, which has just co-incidentally been found. although i personally (please don't start arguments) find the picture absolutely vile (but technically amazing, like monet- boring, but amazing)
     
  2. Passante macrumors 6502a

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    I have no idea what you are talking about. Holding the power button down force reboots your laptop.
     
  3. LifeCoach macrumors member

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    doesn't he mean wheb turning it on. If you hold the power button down for a while it gives off a loud beep and then boots up. I thought that had something to do with installing a new firmware update but i'm probably making that up in my head.
     
  4. fatties thread starter macrumors regular

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    i mean when you turn it on. holding the button down when you turn it on (and you can do this at anytime) makes the light flash and then you get a beep.
     
  5. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    Underclocking a CPU will not damage it. If anything, it will be happier.
     
  6. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Can somebody translate the question into Japanese for me... :confused:

    I don't understand Japanese at all, but I can't understand this question either. :eek:
     

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