overclocking core duos?

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  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

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  2. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    The Core 2 Duo is overclocking very nicely in my $700 "Hackintosh" :cool:
     
  3. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Be careful about OC'ing CPUs in the portables, if you burn 'em up it's new laptop time...

    But the Mini and iMac have socketed CPUs...bear in mind that they're tight inside, so cooling a heavy overclock will be challenging to say the least. But you can get some very high speeds if you're careful.
     
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    ...which wouldn't prevent the installation of a Conroe and subsequent OC'ing in a Mac.

    And the Meroms OC with decent reslts too - just not as impressive as the newest chips.
     
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    It would since Conroe's are LGA775 and Merom's are Socket M. You can't plop a Conroe into a Merom socket.
     
  7. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816

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    Our of curiosity, why would you want to overclock your processor so much? In my MBP I know for a fact that the processor is not the limiting factor performance wise, it is probably the hard drive. You get a taste of the power of the processor when you try to encode something. My old PC with an AMD Athlon XP 2200 + would take over 10 hours to encode a movie that I can now do in 1-2.

    I'll stick with my speeds at 2.33 ghz until this MBP becomes outdated, then maybe try to speed it up a little :p

    I admit I'm sure they can be overclocked as long as the idle temps do not increase much, because at full capacity the fans cool the processor down to about 40 degrees Celcius, which is VERY low IMO and I'd settle for more heat and less noise.
     
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    What would be the net speed increase? Sure, you could OC the processor to double it's speed, but I seriously doubt the overall speed would increase by more than 20%
     
  9. merc669 macrumors 6502

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    I could see this on a desk-top but why bother on a laptop? You still will have bottle-necks (Buss Speed, Memory Latancy, MB to the HD, HD Speed, etc). On a desktop, that's another story with socketed chips, a wider varity of drives with increased thruput and of course better cooling options to keep those chips from vaporizing! Just my 2 cents.....

    Bill......
     
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    Ack, I keep getting those backwards....

    I've been of the opinion for some time now that there would be interest from conumers in a cheaper, smaller Mac Pro using a Conroe and DDR.
     
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    Wow, it sure didn't take you long to build that "Hackintosh"... 12 hours? :p :cool:
     

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