How do you overclock a mid-2009 13' MacBook Pro running Windows 7 Ultimate?

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  1. MacBookWindows7 macrumors newbie

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    OK, to recap, my 1 year old 13" MacBook Pro is given a fresh copy of Windows 7 Ultimate. After I heard about overclocking, I thought about doing it for my laptop. But I have a problem, which Windows 7 application is best for my MBP and which speed should I overclock it to because I don't wanna damage it.

    My MacBook Pro stats;

    Model: MacBook Pro 13" 2.53GHz
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo (2.53Ghz)
    GPU: nVidia GeForce 9400M
    RAM: 4GB (2 2GBs) DDR3 SDRAM

    Hope to get a reply soon!

    Adios! (Bye)
     
  2. Messy macrumors 6502

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    Thank you so much for clarifying what 'Adios' meant, I was totally confused until I saw your translation.

    If you don't want to damage it, simply do not do it, do not overclock or attempt to overclock it.

    With regards to the processor, this is locked down pretty well by Apple, you will not be able to overclock this, partly due to the difference between EFI and BIOS.

    With regards to the graphics, you can overlock this, but I wouldn't recommend it. Google search, there are plenty of apps to give you your desired result, such as nTune.
     
  3. WardC macrumors 68030

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    Macs use EFI, not BIOS. There is currently no efficient way to overclock in EFI on the Mac, but it can be done easily in BIOS on any PC.
     
  4. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    1) The 13" has integrated graphics. Forget about trying to overclock that.
    2) Otherwise, try NVIDIA System Tools 6.0.1 or some version number that starts with 6 and has a few decimals after it. On my discreet graphics Macbook Pro, it allows the user to overclock the graphics card and also the FSB settings, therefore increasing the clock speeds of the processor. It does not, however, allow you to undervolt/overvolt/change the multipliers.
    3) If you are going to overclock, I would only do it to 15"+ computers, because the 13" (at least from opening it up) uses every single open space inside the computer case, and overclocking it is going to just lead to more heat and perhaps some problems.
     

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