Is it harmful to overclock rMBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Melih, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. Melih macrumors member

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    Hi guys. I just read another old thread and the guy overclocked his rMBP's GPU 650m to the max. settings possible with MSI Afterburner and he even got to higher clocks with other programs. It was aboslutely stable. I wonder if overclocking up to a stable level harms the hardware. If yes, is it possible to overclock without such harm.
    Thanks!
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    You mean is it harmful to increase the heat in a laptop that already runs hot just for a few percentage points of performance increase (see where I'm going with this ;) ). Seriously, it makes little sense to OC a laptop, and I do think it could very well be harmful since cooling is an issue
     
  3. 01mggt macrumors 6502

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    It can make a huge performance increase but you need to keep an eye on temps.
     
  4. Melih thread starter macrumors member

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  5. iEnvy macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't do it since it already gets hot in certain situations
     

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