Possible to clock 2.66 Mac Pro to 3.0?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by YoYoMa, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. YoYoMa macrumors 6502

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    Supposedly they are the same chip, only one is of higher quality than the other. It could work though right? Maybe even just a clock up to 2.9?
     
  2. solaris macrumors 6502a

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    Only if the Mac Pro motherboard have a way to change the FSB and/or Multiplier.
     
  3. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    I'd overclock an AMD proccessor but I wouldn't try that with Intel, I think the heat would dramatically effect the long term usage of the proccessor.

    But in theory and know the FSB and Multipliers settings I think you could do that, it has been done with the Mac Minis before.
     
  4. YoYoMa thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm, I wouldn't expect it would though eh? No way around that? Like how a video card can be overclocked inside the OS?
     
  5. YoYoMa thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The new intels are VERY overclockable! And this is even better than overclocking being these chips are pretty much the same as the 3.0.
     
  6. RichP macrumors 68000

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    but without a MB that is capable of such things, there is no way to overclock the chips.

    Would be nice though!
     
  7. SPUY767 macrumors 68000

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    Gotta love a fanboy. If you did even a little bit of homework you'd find that Intel chips typically overclosck to a much greater extent than AMD Chips. Expecially on the high end. For instance, I have a 2.66 GHz Pentium D that has been running happily, air cooled, at 3.8 GHz for months of 24/7 uptime. A friend and I tried to Overclock his FX-62 and failed miserable, rendering the computer unable to beet after only a few hundred mhz increase.

    Read a blog or two, or better yet, get some experience, before you go mouthing offf on a message board.
     

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