Possible to overclock E5520 found in entry 2009 Octad Mac Pro.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by beto2k7, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. beto2k7 macrumors 6502

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    Back in the day when I liked tinkering with old PC's I found a way on the internet of making an old Q6600 (2.4Ghz) going up to 3.0Ghz by the simple fact of shorting a couple of pins. most commonly know as Bsel mod. Is there a way of doing the same with the E5520 inside my Mac Pro? :apple:
     
  2. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    No. There is no way to overclock Nehalem/Westmere processors in the Pro.
     
  3. beto2k7 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's what I kinda thought due to the changes in processors. Q6600 using FSB and E5520 QPI.
     
  4. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    It's more the combination of Apple hardware and dual processor board that prevents ease of overclocking. Things are much more flexible on a single socket board intended for overclocking. You could get an E5520 running at 3GHz on a $150 board.
     

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