Overclocking

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by UncleheFTy, May 1, 2010.

  1. UncleheFTy macrumors member

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    I spoke with a technician at Applecare a few days ago about my wife's macbookpro 15" (about 4-years old) it is continually running very hot and I am concerned that it will fall over.

    The tech said that she might be 'overclocking' - what does this mean and can it be cured?
    Uncle H
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Overclocking means that a component is made to run at higher frequency as it used to be. This is very common among gamers and CPU and GPU are the most popular components to be overclocked.

    Anyway, there is NO way your wife could've overclocked it as Macs have no BIOS and overclocking ain't possible under OS X. Either the tech meant something else or he had no idea what he was talking about.

    Download iStat Pro to see the temps and SmcFanControl to speed up the fans to make it run cooler
     
  3. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    hahahah, that "technician" should seriously be fired; what an idiot.
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    hahaha thanks for the chuckle!

    thats hilarious.

    it isnt possible that your wife could have overclocked your machine.

    it IS more likely that the thermal paste has disintegrated from the heatsyncs etc.
     

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