Watercooling

Roman2K~

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Mar 11, 2011
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Joke... kind of. Actual cooling via water but no watercooling in the traditional sense. Very interesting video by Linus:

"Water Cooling the Macbook 2015 - Increased performance or dead Macbook!?"
 
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smacx

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Jan 2, 2013
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Well, I think It's time for a USB-C dock with fan-cooler where the rMB sits on while docked. This way it's a quite OK powerful machine when sitting at the desk.
 

Theozz

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Fun! My 1.2 holds 1.9GHz - 2GHz with all Core`s lit up holding at around 8W, then it drops off to 1.3GHz & surging back to 2GHz.

Now place it on a small powered cooler, turn it on and the 1.2 MacBook will hold 2GHz as long a you want...

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What do you do to make it throttle? Do you push it or it just does it naturally?
 

keviig

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Jun 7, 2012
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Placing my 1.1GHz on an ice pack makes it stay at 2GHz at full load instead of throttling down to 1.9GHz-1.8GHz. No noise either! But it will only last a few hours. Not very practical, but a funny experiment!
 

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Queen6

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What do you do to make it throttle? Do you push it or it just does it naturally?
No I forced the CPU to max all cores, using ''Yes"

From Terminal
To start;
yes > /dev/null & yes > /dev/null & yes > /dev/null & yes > /dev/null &

To stop;
$ killall yes

Alternatively install Handbrake and trancode a large MKV to MP4, that will light up the CPU just as well. To observe the CPU behaviour install Intel Power Gadget 3

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