CPU clock speed widget

JDN

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Sep 7, 2006
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I have a 2Ghz 512Mb RAM 15" MBP (another 512Mb RAM in the post) and i saw that you can get a widget to over clock the CPU.

http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/status/turbo.html

What are the Pros and Cons of this kind of widget? I mean, i assume that setting the CPU to the highest setting all the time will cause more heat, but will the heat become dangerous?

Second question, while i remember: i have the iStat pro widget, and it never gives me a temp reading, is there any particular reason for this?
 

rtdgoldfish

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Jul 4, 2004
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Jacksonville, FL
I've got a black MacBook with the 2.0gHz chip and my temp is usually around 125-130 degrees fahrenheit when I'm just using iTunes, Safari and iChat. Goes up to around 150 if I open Photoshop or something a bit more processor intensive. I'm guessing if you get to around 175 or so, you might want to be worried but I really have no idea.
 

JDN

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Sep 7, 2006
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Found it and downloaded it. However i have noticed another glitch.

In the iStat pro options bit, it says no temp sensors and no fans are found?!?

Yet Core Duo Temp works fine in the task bar, and if i put my ear to the case, i can hear the fan, hehe.
 

Xander562

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Apr 2, 2006
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your computer automatically shuts itself off if the temps get high enough to cause damage. i think it's ~125 C?

personally, i dont know why you'd want to have your CPU running full speed all the time :confused:
 

Axemantitan

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Mar 16, 2008
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The item in the OP is no longer available. Is there another application which monitors your CPU clock?