1.83 GHz vs. 2 GHz MBP

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by zorg, May 7, 2006.

  1. zorg macrumors regular

    May 3, 2006
    Is there really a big difference from the 1.83 and the 2 GHz MBPs? Also, does the 2 GHz model whine/ heat up more?
  2. wonga1127 macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2006
    Wishing for a magic bus.
    The 1.83 Ghz model comes with 128MB of VRAM and 512 MB RAM stock. THe 2Ghz comes with 256 MB of VRAM and 1 GB RAM Stock. As to the whine/heat issue, no clue.
  3. LOZL macrumors newbie

    May 7, 2006
    You could just get merely 1.83Ghz or 2 Ghz, but 2.17Ghz is obviously much better.:rolleyes:

    I'd OC it to about 2.6Ghz also, even 2.17Ghz is a drag.
  4. indigoflowAS macrumors 6502


    Oct 31, 2005
    Columbus, OH
    If you have the cheddar, the 2.0 sounds like more fun to me...if not for the extra megahertz, but for the single 1GB SODIMM and double the video memory (which i wish was an option on 1.83:( ). not sure if 160mhz extra is worth the $300 to 2.16GHz...but thats just me...spend it to maz out the RAM and a slick case i'd say:p
    holy cannoli my man, OCing a voiding the warranty of a $150 PC processor is mighty different than OCing and voiding the warranty of a $2500+ device. in addition to the fact that OCing it might make the laptop glow red:eek:
  5. jimsowden macrumors 68000


    Sep 6, 2003
    But overclocking the graphics card is a different matter. It's below what the card is rated for to begin with, and it's only software too.
  6. vgoklani macrumors regular


    Jul 2, 2004
    yes there is a big difference, remember, it is 2x2GHZ so the difference is substantial...but also keep in mind that the limiting factor may not be the CPU (depends on what you are doing)
  7. disconap macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2005
    Portland, OR
    As jimsowden pointed out, overclocking the graphics card is simple and easy (I assume you're talking about usine ATIcceleratorII, right?). Just keep upping until you find you're getting artefacts, then back off a couple steps and test, test, test until you find a stable point. But keep in mind, Apple laptops are pretty set for heat, so it's going to make your card run hotter and can, in extreme cases, melt it, which is bad on a mbp as (I assume) it is onboard...

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