G5 Overclocking

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by claytonbench, Mar 19, 2004.

  1. claytonbench macrumors member

    Dec 7, 2002
    Humboldt, KS
    I have a Dual 2GHz G5. Can I overclock it? IF so how? Has anyone had experience doing this? Thanks in advance for anyhelp.
  2. Grimace macrumors 68040


    Feb 17, 2003
    with Hamburglar.
    I would not recommend overclocking a a 2ghz G5. If you screw it up - you're sunk, and Apple will kindly turn their noses up at your voided warranty.
  3. russed macrumors 68000


    Jan 16, 2004
    why would you need to! it is not as if the computer is slow or anything!
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
  5. claytonbench thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 7, 2002
    Humboldt, KS

    I did not buy it because i "needed" it.
  6. Jo-Kun macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2003
    why would you like to overclock it?

    tell me what programs do you use?

    it think a nice and big memoryupgrade could solve a lot

    a friend of mine has a 2X2Ghz and added 3GB of ram in it, were both in the publishing industry, he as an graphic designer, I'm a photographer...

    since I used his once, I knew with all that ram it has the power I will buy soon, because I make scans wich are 715mb, and my poor old PB has to think a long time on one (29/30 min/scan to make it and allso 10min to open one in Photoshop, nevermind thinking of doing a lot of filters on it), and he opened 5 of my files at once, was able to work on each one while they were all opened and it has the speed as if I use 5 files of 10mb...

    want even more speed, change your bootdrive, put the 160gb as secondary and buy any 10.000rpm SATA drive (sizes vary from 36 until 80 GB I think) and this will add all up to the speed of your G5 because a lot of programs are more in need for extra ram (or like in the case of my scanner higher drivespeeds) than extra Ghz from the processor
    or add an equal drive in the second bay and raid-stripe them, it makes the disksize lager and adds up to the writing speed of the drives since your computer writes on both at the same time...

    and if your not satisfied after all this... wait for the 2x2,5Ghz, wich in my case won't be faster since my programs are more RAM and disk dependend in the end...

    greetings & goodluck

  7. adamjay macrumors 6502a


    Feb 3, 2004
    before you start tinkering around inside that supercomputer with hot solder...
    i'd recommend upgrading your ram from the factory 512MB pal!
  8. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    You might want to check to see if Michiro Isobe has any info on it, I don't remember seeing anything but people swapping stuff around and finding that the 1.8GHz units still operated at 1.8GHz.

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