Tweak in System Profiler -- 2.0 to 2.4

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by darshan, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. darshan macrumors member

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    hey guys...

    im just wondering if there's a way i can modify the 2.0 that appears on the "About this MAC" and also when i click the "more info..." button...

    reason: i have a snobby sister who got her self a 2.4 version and i just want her thinking i also have a 2.4 version

    TRUST ME SHE DOESNT NEED THE BACK-LIT lights... as i've turned them off on her macbook (n she hasnt noticed since)

    so in short

    I NEED TO *SPOOF* or *MODIFY THE SYSTEM PROFILER* to make it look as if i have a 2.4 GHz processor rather then 2.0

    let me know if its possible and if so a very detailed and a noob-oriented guide...
    thx

    thanks :)

    Update:

    found a great way to modify ATM (About this Mac) http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=44470

    can some one help me figure out how to modify the "system profiler"
     
  2. 199708 macrumors 6502

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    so.... and she'll still be better than you...
     
  3. darshan thread starter macrumors member

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    well duh... be a lil more constructive...
     
  4. Nero9171 macrumors member

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  5. darshan thread starter macrumors member

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    well im looking to rub it in her face...

    either way thanks for posting but I NEED A SOLUTION and tell her to get over it just isnt one...


    i know its childish but im just asking for help... i mean that is why forums were born rite? to share the "wealth of knowledge by those who have IT to those who seek it"
     
  6. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I don't think that can be done. Now, if it were some string in the OS, then maybe yes. But here, its not a string, its more an identification the processor has with the OS.

    If you want to rub something in your sisters face, just do something in your Mac she doesn't know or will know how to. And tell her "See, even if you have the 2.4, it doesn't make you any smarter":D

    Hope that helps.
     
  7. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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  8. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    She may be snobby, but you sound quite jealous...
     
  9. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    Do a hard drive swap. She'll never know the difference. :p

    But seriously, it's not what you have, it's how you use it...

    Okay, SERIOUSLY seriously, who cares? Just one-up her on something else if you really feel the need to. And just remember that it's usually those that feel the need to be better than others that have the most to work on themselves.
     
  10. VPrime macrumors 68000

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    how would this help at all?

    You could always over clock ;)

    seriously though, on a hackintosh you can use a program called osx86 tools to change the about mac... I guess you can try it on your macbook. http://pcwizcomputer.com/osx86tools/
     
  11. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    Switch hard drives between the two computers and take the 2.4GHz one. She will never realize she has the 2.0GHz unless she looks at the System Profiler.
     
  12. darshan thread starter macrumors member

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    lol thanks for the comments but this is something i was looking for...

    http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=44470

    this is how to edit/hack "About this Mac" through "AboutThisMac.strings"

    editing the system profiler is a different thing... im trying to get that to work...

    I KNOW ITS PITTY and yes IT IS JEALOUSY... but thats what siblings do :p


    n e wayz question still remains... NEONE know how to edit system profiler...
     
  13. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    Do you really think she is going to look at the system profiler?
     
  14. Prekesh macrumors regular

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    just take a screen of the window, using cmd+shift+4 and spacebar+clicking on the window. then photoshop it. add it to the default apple aurora or w/e wallpaper, and set that as your wallpaper?

    but, it is not what you've got, its how you use it :)
     
  15. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Hey dude,
    checkout my siggy... ↓↓↓
    nowt like rubbin it in more...
     
  16. Prekesh macrumors regular

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    hahaha oh my :eek:
     
  17. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    This could be used to fool unsuspecting buyers.....
    People should watch out.
     
  18. Alan Taylor macrumors 6502

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    ++
     
  19. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    This is why you check the serial number on system profiler, as well as the sticker under the battery when you buy.
     

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