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Is there any way to access a Mac's BIOS or whatever the Mac equivalent is?
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Not that I know of but that doesn't mean there isn't.


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I never found a way.

I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
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Darn lol.
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Mac uses EFI, not BIOS. See Extensible Firmware Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Before Intel Macs used Open Firmware. They have never used a traditional Bios.

Now the Intel Macs (Like VegasGeorge stated) use EFI Firmware.
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ok thanks. And, without any moral judgment lol, is there any way to overclock the Mac Intel Core 2 Duo processors?
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On a MacBook? - No - There wouldn't be a way to do it on a Dell, Compaq, Toshiba, Sony or any other mass-produced notebook I'm aware of either.

zdnet came out with an O/C'g tool for the MacPro a couple of years ago I believe.

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Ok thanks very much!
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