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OnceYouGoMac 02-01-2010 01:17 AM

I only wish...
 
...that you could overclock a Macbook.

chas_m 02-01-2010 01:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OnceYouGoMac (Post 991266)
...that you could overclock a Macbook.

Not a lot of interest in the Mac community for overclocking -- because enough of us early "pioneer" types found out what happens when you go too far.

And like someone who owns a motorcycle -- someday you WILL find out what its like when things go funky. :)

Not many people feel like risking their $2000 machine for a net <10% gain (generally).

OnceYouGoMac 02-01-2010 01:23 AM

lol I understand...and I have owned and messed up many a bike haha. I guess I just wonder, when 3.6 + processors are available, why Mac tends to use such slower ones?

CrimsonRequiem 02-01-2010 01:23 AM

Well if you could it would void the warranty. Plus I don't really see the point in overclocking a notebook. A gaming rig, yes.

chas_m 02-01-2010 01:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OnceYouGoMac (Post 991269)
lol I understand...and I have owned and messed up many a bike haha. I guess I just wonder, when 3.6 + processors are available, why Mac tends to use such slower ones?

1. Price.
2. Stability.
3. Heat management.
4. I presume you are referring to the Pentium 4 560 or the Xeon, but there's really nothing faster than a core i7 out there at the moment (at least, not according to Intel, who make the other 3.6GHz processors referred to above) and the top speed for that is 3.2GHz ... just slightly less than what's used in the iMac. :)
5. Which proves that clock rating on the chip ≠ everything.


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