I called an Apple technician and he told me that it isn't underclocked.nevir said:Probably is still underclocked. You can bring the clock back up to speed by tweaking it in Windows and then just booting back into OS X, afaik. There's probably some OS X apps out there that do it nowadays too
I'm making an educated guess that it is still underclocked.bluetorch18 said:Bump...sorry but I would really like to know this as soon as I can - its the only thing keeping me from pulling the trigger on a 2.33GHz model...
I could honestly see it being underclocked still, but still throttled, as they did with the 17"....so if anyone has a MBP, please run some tests pleaseeeeeee.PeterC. said:I'm making an educated guess that it is still underclocked.
As for as we know, the case hasn't changed which means they are still using the same motherboard with the same fans. Also, neither has the battery. It's counter productive to make the MBP faster and also eat up battery power faster. I think the heat and increased power consumption from Merom put an end to the 7200HD option and any possible hope of the GPU coming normally clocked from the factory, at least in this iteration of the MPB.
If you could do that really soon, that'd be awesome because I want to order my MBP tonight...thanks.bcavanau said:I will try to let you know later this evening (if nobody else gets to it first)
I just picked up a 15 inch 2.33 GHz at my local Apple store........
Well yes, the 470/470 clocks on the X1600 can be changed depending on the thermal needs of the computer but still a 170 decrease is a little extreme. Now the GPU upgrade want is valid, the X1600 is a crap midrange card, plain and simple, its a generation ahead of the 6600GT and the 6600GT outperforms it... so I say what the MBP needs is a 7600 Go (knowing Apple they would use a 7300).Zadillo said:For what it's worth, it's not like Apple underclocks the GPU just to screw with people. Running at stock speeds all the time probably would be problematic (but it's probably fine to just run occasionally when gaming, etc.).
Also, I think it's worth noting that Apple isn't the only company that underclocks the X1600..... I've definitely read of other PC manufacturers like Acer and Asus that will underclock the X1600 (not necessarily to the same degree as the MBP, but still somewhat).
I think this ties into the hope some people had about a GPU upgrade for the MBP as well; it's not like Apple can stick a 7900GS in the MBP chassis. As it is, the X1600 is about a powerful card as you're going to get in the current chassis, and even that is with underclocking. Even if Apple somehow could manage to get a better card in there, it would also probably have to be overclocked a lot too.