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...that you could overclock a Macbook.
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...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).
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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?
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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.

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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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