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I am a n00b when it comes to overclocking. So please bare with me.

I have the original MacBook (13" white). Is it possible to overclock it?

I know this will sound stupid, but what are the advantages to overclocking?


Thanks for your help!
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To put it simple, Overclocking is a way of getting more performance out of your hardware by increasing the clock speed of various components. There are many guides available here that will be able to answer your questions in great detail.

On the mac however, I do not know if they are able to be overclocked, I assume not.
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To put it simple, Overclocking is a way of getting more performance out of your hardware by increasing the clock speed of various components. There are many guides available here that will be able to answer your questions in great detail.

On the mac however, I do not know if they are able to be overclocked, I assume not.
Okay thanks. How does one determine if their machine can be overclocked? And where would overclocking tutorials be located on the site? Thanks
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Okay thanks. How does one determine if their machine can be overclocked? And where would overclocking tutorials be located on the site? Thanks
not a good idea to overclock a notebook, they are designed to run at lower speeds because of heat.
    
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Nope, you can't overclock a MacBook. I've done quite a bit of research into it myself, but to no avail. You can overclock the GPU on Nvidia models, at least the ones with the discrete cards.
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Anywhere lol

Seriously though, Normally people looking to talk about overclocking have two choices amd or intel. Depending on what you have in the machine in question, I would start there.

Im no mac buff, but IIRC a macbook would be a laptop so the laptop section might also be of use to you. If you have any other computers or in most cases a "main desktop" you should fill out its information in the "Add System" section of your user control panel.
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You can only oc the video cards on macbooks. The only cpu you can oc on a mac is on a 2008 mac pro.
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You can only oc the video cards on macbooks. The only cpu you can oc on a mac is on a 2008 mac pro.
You actually can overclock the old titanium PowerBook G4s, but it was risky and required hardware mods. You could also do it to the blue and white Power Mac G3s, which was just setting jumpers.
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Okay thanks for the info guys. I will not attempt to modify the clock speeds since it's a notebook and it's a Mac. I am going to look for a computer to practice with. I'm reading Lord Xeb's tutorial now. Thanks again!
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