overclocking issue

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by -Riddick-, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. -Riddick- macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2006
    I'm running windows XP on my macbook pro using bootcamp. First problem is that I dont get any performance improvement after quite drastic overclocking: core from 300Mhz to 475Mhz.
    Problem 2: if I try to increase memory clock, my performance is getting lower. Not much, but it is definately not better even if I put it on 475Mhz.
    Knows anybody how to fix it???

    x1600 256Mb, 1GB ram
  2. mklos macrumors 68000


    Dec 4, 2002
    My house!
    What may be happening is that it has some kind of fail safe thing on it where if the chip gets too hot, it will clock itself back down so it doesn't overheat. Also, some video chips are better than others for over clocking. You're not always going to get the results you expect when overclocking. Also remember that if you kill your MacBook Pro from doing this, its NOT covered under warranty so be careful of how high you go. Higher clock speeds, equals hotter temps which the notebook may not of been designed to cool.

    Check out this link:


    Maybe that will be some help to you...

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