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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by pimentoLoaf, Mar 3, 2006.
This li'l article describes the possibility.
The possibility of dropping in a new CPU does not equal overclocking.
I can't remember where I saw the link, but using very small pieces of wire between the pins on the socket can modify the FSB, so the socket does enable you to overclock the existing processor.
The other option is to buy the cheapest one (Core Solo) and in about a year when the faster dual core processors come down in price, you can trade up. Of course this wasn't possible with the G4.
Edit: Here we go. http://www.laptoplogic.com/resources/detail.php?id=35&PHPSESSID=04a310f0bb20ff9a0645c6f13243b2b0
has anyone confirmed this yet? it would be really cool for solo owners to be able to drop a duo in later if they wanted to. has anyone perhaps dropped a duo from an iMac into the socket on a solo mini?
If I was a gambling man, I would put my money on it working. Easier (and therefore cheaper) manufacturing, and maybe only 1% of people would even bother doing that...so it wouldn't be worth trying to foil those few people.
I'd bet it'll work too. It's a socketed CPU, so all right there. The same north/south bridge components support both CoreDuo and CoreSolo. I suppose the only worry would be the power supply. I'm not sure how much higher the maximum power draw of a Duo over a Solo is...
I expect they are the same part. It would cost too much to have 2 different power supply lines for 1 line of product. Also, it causes confusion with customers when they need a replacement.
I bet the clocking is done on chip. Intel has done that for a while. so all you need to do is put a new chip in. All the buses run the same speed 667, if increased or decreased then that would be a problem. So this means any of the DC chips will work
If someone wants to overclock a current processor though, they will likely have to use the trick from the link i posted above.