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I'm not trolling or anything, just curious. I've never seen anyone here with a Mac as their sig rig. Can you? And if so, how?
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Nope. Apple uses EFI, not BIOS, and they lock it down. Hard.
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Originally Posted by Ipwnnubletz;13569966 
Nope. Apple uses EFI, not BIOS, and they lock it down. Hard.

So, there's no software solution either?
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A BSEL mod might work.

You may have to check elsewhere for how to do it on your particular CPU as that thread is 3 years old.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ipwnnubletz;13569966 
Nope. Apple uses EFI, not BIOS, and they lock it down. Hard.

Correct and Incorrect. They do lock it down yes. However.

There is a tool that can be used, software side anyways. This article is from 2008, not sure if it still works. But it could be done at one stage.

http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/News/115862,mac-pro-overclocking-utility-arrives.aspx
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There is a software Mac overlcock. At least for the Mac Pro. Some guy W/Ced and software overclocked his Mac pro. I never bothered to save the video but its on youtube somewhere...
    
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You possibly can through software...just not the traditional method of overclocking.
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there is an easy way to do it but it costs some money. all you have to do is go to newegg and buy something that is not a super expensive paper weight : |

I never knew people actually bought macs with overclocking in mind i kinda thought they were bought as a whole deal kind of thing
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post #10 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Master Chief;13570053 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCz5pqbvEwc

That's pretty cool. I wish he hadn't mentioned Cuervo though; now I want some. tongue.gif
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