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Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Sven11, Nov 25, 2012.

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    Sven11

    #1
    How to underclock a Mac running OS X 10.8.2?
     
  2. #2
    Macs do not run at full CPU usage the whole time, modern Intel CPUs are quite at throttling themselves.

    Why do you want to do it in the first place?
     
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    Sven11

    #3
    My C2D is running way too hot...
     
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    Satori

    #4
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    Intell

    #5
    It's still running within Intell's specifications. If is was running "way too hot" it would shutdown to prevent damage.

    That doesn't work with 10.7+.
     
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    Sven11

    #6
    It does.
     
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    Intell

    #7
    Then your machine has a defect. Take it to Apple to have it serviced.
     
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    Satori

    #8
    This thread might help you to get it running under ML:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1401957
     
  9. macrumors P6

    Intell

    #9
    Even if that does get it working, it still isn't a good idea to use an outdated and already unstable kernel extension with an OS that it does not support.
     
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    ThatGreekMacGuy

    #10
    Just use SMCFanControl to make your fans run at a bit higher rpm.
     

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