O/c G3 700

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  1. jadam macrumors 6502a

    jadam

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    can anyone point me towards where the software needed to overclock and ibook G3 700mhz? i want to overclock my ibook and i cant seem to find the software.
     
  2. howard macrumors 68020

    howard

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    i'd also like to try this out...though i'm extremely nervous...especially cause i fold...
     
  3. celaurie macrumors 6502a

    celaurie

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    Is it a good idea to do this overclocking thing? I mean what could potentially go wrong?
     
  4. MrMacMan macrumors 604

    MrMacMan

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    well first
    a) there are *very* few macs that can be software overclocked
    b) there are risks with either overclocking
    1)software worst off, iBook doesn't turn on --- for no reason, well your can probably get it fixed, but probably needs new firmware
    2) Sodering, this is the way *most* overclocking happens. You remove or add sodder to the chip, hench different output or an overclock.
    Worst case: you mess up soddering and destroy your CPU.
    But the best case for both of them is higher clock speed.

    If there is software it probably will overclock *safely* because it has been tested, if not... well USER BEWARE.
     
  5. melchior macrumors 65816

    melchior

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    there was a software o/c for the higher ibooks, but then apple updated the software are it was no longer possible.

    xlr8yourmac has a pretty good collection of various hacks, mods and overclocks. though, for some reason it is down. half a dozen of the websites i visit daily are down. it's weird. a coincidence? a worm?

    anyway, yeah, check them out when they're up again.

    if you're handy with a soldering iron there's probably something you can do. maybe. i've been overclocking since my first pentium some years ago and though macs don't make it easy, i think it's more fun when you have physically solder surface mount jumpers and resistors!

    my ibook 500 is at 650, which is, unfortunatel the only computer i have at the moment... my others are at home in a dark room. they must be lonely.... i am lonely... :(
     

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