Overclocking in OS X

Discussion in 'iMac' started by lilcosco08, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

    lilcosco08

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    Is there a way to?
    I figured that i'd OC the i3 3.2ghz up to about 3.6 and save the money, since I hear they are the same chips with different multipliers
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    There are no software overclocks for Mac. And hardware overclock would be difficult if it is even possible.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    The multiplier is locked, you can't overclock it. It would require you to overclock the base frequency which is a lot riskier and impossible in Macs due the lack of BIOS/open EFI.
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    if you want performance like that, just build a PC/hackintosh for half the price and be done with it :D
     

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