Possible to overclock 1,1s?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by GXPvince, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    May 12, 2008
    Simple question... Can you overclock the 1,1s? Specifically one that has had a 2,1 firmware update with 2.66 quads transplanted into it.

    If so, how hard is it for a person that has never done any scripting, hacking ect.
  2. macrumors regular

    Feb 14, 2008
    technically yes, with the ZDNet clock tool, but the changes won't stay on restart and restarting is the only way to stop your console from reporting errors and your clock from going out of sync.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2006
    I wouldn't bother OC:ing as peabo already mentioned and in fact, in my case, I would've stuck with the 5160s. My day to day work doesn't require more than 4 cores.

    In your case, on apps that don't utilize all cores, you'll see a significan't drop in performance from the 5160s. Just saying...
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    May 12, 2008
    Understandable. I do use the cores every once in a while exporting from compressor or Premier, however I believe Lightroom 4 only uses up to 6 cores (Which is the program I use the most.)

    I may switch them in and out and do some testing to see which actually gives me the most benefit here soon.

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