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News ZDNet makes Mac overclock tool

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 1 Jul 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    Bollocks, i'm on Tiger. 8 cores at 3.2 would be nice :(
     
  3. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    make a version for the imac and the mac book range and we're on to a winner. the pro versions are reserved for the filthy rich, the fanboy and the professional (note that only one of those three can justify the cost of the mac pro)
     
  4. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    Or make toast on their macs :p
     
  5. Passarinhuu

    Passarinhuu I huffs cats

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    I don't think Apple will be very happy to hear about that feature...
    Expect El Jobso to contact you soon, ZDNet.
     
  6. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Quick, grab it before Apple sue the pants off 'em!
     
  7. TheVoice

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    The iMacs and MacBooks wouldn't be safe to overclock, they already run hot as it is.
     
  8. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    no, they have quite alot of headroom.

    they run hot because of the fact they're using a mobile chip, which naturally runs hotter than a desktop one. the thermal envelope still has room though.
     
  9. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Are you absolutely certain you haven't got that backwards?
     
  10. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    If that's the case, then all of the mobile chip designers should get STRAIGHT back to their drawing boards.
     
  11. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    I think you've got that wrong bluepheonix

    Having said that i'm not comfortable OCing my windows laptop so i probably wouldn't a macbook
     
  12. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    If you want a steaming pile of molten plastic and silicon in your lap, I would heartily recommend Overclocking your laptop, poste haste!
     
  13. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    probably, posting at 7am US EST is not a smart idea to say the least.
     
  14. Cinnander

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    And a damn sexy pile of plastic it would be too!

    Infact, I bet the magic smoke in Macs even smells good. You know you've clocked it too far when the room is filled with the smell of freshly baked bread!
     
  15. Timmy_the_tortoise

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    Pop-Tarts if it's an Eee.
     
  16. Cptn-Inafinus

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    The stench of death if it's a Dell...
     
  17. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    now my friend can underclock his Macbook Pro, so it won't overheat :)

    Mac's cooling leaves a LOT to be desired, IMO this tool could only be used to solve overheating.
     
  18. Goty

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    Tell him to disassemble his MBP, clean out the four or five buckets of extra (read too much) thermal paste, and watch the temperatures plummet.
     
  19. ParaHelix.org

    ParaHelix.org New Member

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    Mac sucks, Linux rules, Windows is okay too, but both are better than Mac.
     
  20. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    Yay, junk to make expensive junk go faster!
     
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