Mac Pro xeon x5670 2.93 Overclock?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by cpnotebook80, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. cpnotebook80 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2007
    My current 12 core mac pro is running fine. I was reading about the above xeon processors that i have, whether people have overclocked it for the mac. I know on youtube they show, for the pc market, users overclocking it but not sure how viable the performance improvements are if any.
  2. pastrychef, Feb 20, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2017

    pastrychef macrumors 601


    Sep 15, 2006
    New York City, NY
    As far as I know, there's no way to overclock them. Years ago, there was an app that allowed overclocking of the 3,1s via software, but at some point, it got broken by OS X updates. Other than this, I am unaware of any other overclocking options for any of the Mac Pros.

    Source: Mac Pro overclocking utility arrives - PC & Tech Authority

    If they can be overclocked, it can provide improved performance but probably at the expense of increased heat and power consumption. Same as with overclocking any other CPU.

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