Resolved Over-clocking?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by B.LI, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. B.LI macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2011
    Well, I have search google, etc. and I'm still confused with what over-clocking is, I have a brief understanding that it increases the CPU rate but what will an increased CPU benefit me? I would love to improve my MBPs performance but will over clocking bring any harm to my MBP?

    Sorry, I am not very computer-smart :p

  2. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
    I believe further googling should do you good.
  3. B.LI thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2011
    Yes! I'm so sorry, just looked more into Wiki and found my answers :p
  4. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    First of all, it's nearly impossible on a Mac. Secondly, it's really not necessary as your Mac is designed to run at a certain clock speed and dissipate heat accordingly.

    Over clocking your CPU will not bring any real noticeable difference in performance for everyday use. Chances are if it's not done correctly, or properly cooled, you'd see a decrease in performance and an increase in system errors.

    Over clocking is popular on PC's and much easier to do.

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