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Im a serious PC overclocker and I just looked at my powerbook and thought, what can I do with this? Does anybody know if its safe and where I can find info on how to overclock my powerbook, it would be nice to have it at 1.67Ghz

Also: anybody else overclocked their pbook yet
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Overclocking the powerbook is against all that I think is good for the powerbook, it requires soldering and when soldering there is always that possibly of breaking something... although you are probably very skilled at soldering, as am I, I have taken many classes and I still will not solder such things as a powerbook. I will have to say even if you overclock the powerbook I will not say its a good thing to do.. It is however possible and a quick google search showed up thise instructions.
http://www.voelker.com/service/void_...owerbookg4.php

This is their disclaimer which pretty much says it all.
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DISCLAIMER: You shouldn't do this to your PowerBook. Period. This information is for educational and entertainment use only. If you actually follow these procedures it will void your Apple Warranty. If you follow these procedures you may break your PowerBook. If you break your PowerBook, well... we warned you.

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Overclocking will also void your warranty... But I agree it would be cool to say you have an overclocked PB.

Edit: Ah... Beat me to it PBG4

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Overclocking the powerbook is against all that I think is good for the powerbook, it requires soldering and when soldering there is always that possibly of breaking something... although you are probably very skilled at soldering, as am I, I have taken many classes and I still will not solder such things as a powerbook. I will have to say even if you overclock the powerbook I will not say its a good thing to do.. It is however possible and a quick google search showed up thise instructions.
http://www.voelker.com/service/void_...owerbookg4.php

This is their disclaimer which pretty much says it all.
the prosedure looks easily doable, but its on a titanium

EDIT: im insured i need no warranty MOOHAHAHA
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question......why!?

you have a mac now and TBH its all about how much ram you have not the proc speed that makes all the difference
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question......why!?

you have a mac now and TBH its all about how much ram you have not the proc speed that makes all the difference
mate, you have no clue your on about ram only makes a diff in OSX and loading times but proc increases the speed of framerates which is what is important to me
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Actually, no: He's right.

More RAM will have a much larger impact under OS X than 170Mhz difference in clock speed.

Sure: You'll have an improvement with a faster processor - but not as much as if you add another 512MB of RAM.

Your machine currently has the bare minimum to run 10.4 halfway decently.
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overcloking is FREE buying ram is expensive. peroid

EDIT: also aptmunich if youve read my post youll see why that is irrelavent
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overcloking is FREE buying ram is expensive. peroid

EDIT: also aptmunich if youve read my post youll see why that is irrelavent
Not as expensive as frying your machine... oh... yeah... insurance. neye:

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Well I don't know what kind of insurance you have, but willful destruction usually isn't covered.... and that is pretty much what you would be doing to the PowerBook by overclocking it.
Plus, what Aptmunich said is not irrelevant. Yes, RAM does cost money, but not nearly as much as it would cost to try and repair a botched soldering job from a failed overclocking attempt.
It sounds like you, like many others here, seem to be fairly PC/Windows knowledgable...but what you are failing to realize is that those rules don't always apply in the Macintosh world.
Upping your system RAM will improve your framerate. Also, assuming you are running Tiger, something as simple as disabling Dashboard would show a slight increase in framerate.
Still, with all this focus and talk about framerate, I would be inclined to think that you are trying to improve gaming on your Mac. This really won't happen, as gaming always has been and likely always will be better on a Windows PC. Sure you can game on a Mac, but it will never be the same as gaming on Windows.
So in summary, if you want to have a better gaming experience, then use your Windows PC for it...don't ruin a Mac by trying to overclock it.
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Im a serious PC overclocker
and this is where you MAC overclocking knowledge goes out the window

i dont appriciate someone tell me i know FA when they are so ignorent as to what people are saying.

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you have a mac now
meaning that the OS is different and the whole PPC achitecture is different from x86 so overclocking and ram has different effects.

dont worry i wont hold it against you as are mistaken
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this link is more about overclocking your video card but the people over there agree with us about the overclocking and what not...give it a quick read

http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/.../t-119478.html

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Sure you can game on a Mac, but it will never be the same as gaming on Windows.
So in summary, if you want to have a better gaming experience, then use your Windows PC for it...don't ruin a Mac by trying to overclock it.
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Gaming on a mac is just fine, thank you. But I will submit that you need a top-notch gfx card... RAM or clock speeds above the recommended amount for the game does not improve framerates.

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RAM or clock speeds above the recommended amount for the game does not improve framerates.
Yes it does.
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Gaming on a mac is just fine, thank you.
I agree, I play games on mine as well. What I did say though was
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it will never be the same as gaming on Windows.
Yes, you can game on a Mac, but it is better on Windows.
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