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Originally Posted by Razzal;13570058 
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

This a Mac hate thread? I think not.

I know people who use them and won't go back to Pc's and vice versa. Everyone prefers different things. For a general use family PC. Mac's do more then enough. They aren't a paper weight. I use one as a general use laptop. Guess what it sends emails and browses the web and even plays games and can use office. My desktop does all of that as well. Don't like them don't buy them.

Your thought's are fine and valued. Doesn't mean you have to say them.
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The only mac you can OC is i think the 08 or 07 Mac pro, but that is it. You can OC the graphics cards still though in windows.
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post #13 of 20
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I'd like to see some OC'd Mac benchmarks. My curiosity is growing.
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Originally Posted by Razzal View Post
I never knew people actually bought macs with overclocking in mind i kinda thought they were bought as a whole deal kind of thing
This:

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Originally Posted by returned4good View Post
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?
doesn't sound like someone who's "buying a mac with overclocking in mind." I think the OP did a good job of emphasizing the "just curious" part.
post #15 of 20
About ten years ago when I was solely an Apple user I overclocked my PowerMac G3 333Mhz to 433Mhz by swapping out a few jumpers and adding a 60mm fan to the heatsink, that was my first overclock. When I eventually replaced it with a Clawhammer Athlon 64 on a VIA K8 board I was miffed to find my max OC was only 5% (2000 to 2100Mhz).

There must be some firmware hacks out there somewhere for the x86 based machines by now, however I'd be wary of anything that messes with the voltage or that can't be undone by a firmware reset. Also, Macs cooling systems like most OEMs are built with stock clocks in mind so be sure to take that into account if you can find a way to boost frequencies.
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Well, I've overclocked PC's, overclocked smartphones, even my laptop briefly just to see if it could be done. I guess I just have a tinkerer's soul that can't leave well enough alone.
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That's really cool, but super ugly.
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You can't really overclock the CPU at all. The times it has been done it hasn't been done well, and nor by much.

The graphics card on the other hand, you can, with software solutions. If my 6970M isn't enough (haven't bought the iMac yet) I may overclock it. In another forum some guy took it past a desktop 6850 which was pretty cool... should be able to run well at 6850 clocks.
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