Overclocking the i5

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  1. DerekRod macrumors 6502a

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    I have a MBP early 2011 with 4GB ram and an i5.Overclocking the processor is it a bad idea?
     
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  3. DerekRod thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thats a good question,This is my first Intel mac so im not sure.Only ever owned PPC Macs before this
     
  4. NMF macrumors 6502a

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    Possible in boot camp of course, not sure about OSX. Why would you want to OC a mobile CPU though?
     
  5. DerekRod thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not that i want too its more of a rhetorical question out of interest.I just worded my op wrong
     
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    No, it's not. The CPU has a locked CPU multiplier and the BCLK cannot be changed by more than a few percents or the system will become unstable (and you would need BIOS/EFI access for that anyway, which is not possible).
     
  7. NMF macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, I didn't even think of that. I was thinking back when I used RivaTuner to OC the GPU in my iMac, forgetting that the MBP's have locked CPU's.
     
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    If it can be made; it can be unmade, however the likelihood of unlocking the correct setting has a slim possibility.

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