how to overclock macbook pro?

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  1. Midgetinabikini macrumors regular

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    i'm talking about 17" c2d 2.33 and 15" 2.2 SR

    want to oc the 17 to 2.4 and the 15 to 2.33.
     
  2. vicious7 macrumors 6502a

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    Um...why? Are your notebooks not exhibiting enough heat for you?
     
  3. Midgetinabikini thread starter macrumors regular

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    its too cold here, i need more heat.

    really, i want to oc them, have my reasons.
     
  4. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    How do you expect to jam extra cooling into the tight enclosure?

    Im no OC person, but id have to say you, sir, are nuts.
     
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  6. Midgetinabikini thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. OS X Dude macrumors 6502a

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    While the C2D processor is immensely OC-able, the boards Apple use on them prohibit any kind of OC-age (correct me if I'm wrong plz)

    It would also need to be done on Windows partition as Apple's EFI won't allow OC-ing, whereas BIOS will.
     
  8. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    I was of this impression also.
     
  9. GeneKam macrumors regular

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    I too want to find out how to do this, this is the easiest way to get a new mac when working with best buy warranty. Just burn the old one a and if you have had issues in the past and hopefully this will be your fourth problem, you get a new gen mac.
     
  10. OS X Dude macrumors 6502a

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    Knew I buy those PC Hardware and gamer mags and research most manufacturer's websites for info on their kit for a reason :p

    However, the graphics card in the MBP is fully OC-able - and many people do, as it can run Crysis decently - in BIOS.
     
  11. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    The thing is already screaming, don't break it.
     
  12. azhelkov macrumors member

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    You can stop CPU throttle. In normal conditions speed is down to 800MHz on C2D. You may try CoolBook. Be prepare, it will be nasty hot. Before you pay $10 try run yes process on both cores and see if you like it there. Don't burn yourself :)
     
  13. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    Give your MB Pro some difficult task; try running BOINC


    You'll use up loads of electricity, but you'll be saving the world by running it :D
     
  14. pooprscooper macrumors regular

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    Apple's EFI DOES NOT prevent overclocking. ZDnet provides a utility to overclock MacPro and Xserve right in OSX. http://www.zdnet.de/enterprise/mac/hardware/0,39038647,39192217-2,00.htm
    Any overclock done to the FSB/CPU in windows will not be permanent. Only changes to the graphics card done with ATI tool will.

    I am still looking for a tool that will work on Macbook Pros though.
     
  15. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    You can overclock your GPU in Bootcamp/Vista/XP with Rivatuner.
     
  16. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Reason 1: I want to void my warrantee.
    Reason 2: I want to fry my chips and logic board.
    Reason 3: I want to complain that I broke my computer once I've done this.
     
  17. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    Those aren't legitimate reasons???

    My aren't we honest.
     
  18. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Side note: This is also known as fraud and you will go to jail for it. But hey, you might get a new computer!
     
  19. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    He can take pics of his new cellmate from the pen to share with us with the iSight on his new MBP :)
     
  20. poly.prince macrumors newbie

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    Inmate 1: hey how did you end up here
    Inmate 2: I robbed a bank
    Inmate 3: I shot a cop
    Inmate 4: I overclocked my macbook pro

    the rest of the inmates: beating up inmate 4 :D
     
  21. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    don't dig up a dead thread! not funnay
     
  22. elmancho macrumors 6502

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    Actualy I found it quite amusing! :D
     
  23. iSwaggrite macrumors newbie

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    Inmates

    LOL Funny!!!!! :D

    How would they find out though if it's fried or can't boot up???:confused:
     
  24. Technomann macrumors newbie

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    Can't anyone answer the question?

    I'd really love to go from 2.4 Ghz to 2.7 Ghz on my MacBook. I'm fine with leaving the fans at 4000 RPM all the time.
     
  25. vant macrumors 65816

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    OCing your computer is safe if you do it correctly. My PC workhorse at home is OCed from 2GHz to 2.6GHz on air cooling with minimal temperature differences. It's been like that for 4-5 years!
     

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