MP 1,1-5,1 HELP overclocking on mac os

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ModernGnome, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. ModernGnome macrumors newbie


    Nov 11, 2018
    Hello, I have a mac pro 5,1 with dual x5690 CPUs. I am thinking about water cooling my computer, and since I would be adding extra cooling capacity I would love to overclock my CPUs and ram to give my computer a little more performance. I am wondering if anyone knows how to do this? I have been doing research on the topic and at first, it seemed as though it couldn't be done, but after searching results on Geekbench, I found someone who was able to overclock a single CPU mac pro to 4.5+ Ghz. They also had many tests at different clock speeds, so I assume the overclock was achieved through software. I would really love to know if anyone has been able to overclock the mac pro 5,1 or any mac for that matter. Thanks!
    Geekbench link:
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  2. chscag macrumors 68040


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
  3. thomasthegps macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2015

    it's a hackintosh
  4. tsialex macrumors 603


    Jun 13, 2016
    No, it’s a retro MP5,1 owner that use the first MP5,1 firmware upgrade from 2010 to overlock his magical Xeon to 4,68GHz and his incredible DDR3 RAM to 1777MHz. ;)
  5. Woof Woof macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2004
    I wonder if that certain person still has this magical Xeon?

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