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ChrisHRWilliams

Overclocking a Hackintosh

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Hi there all,

 

I am building a new hackintosh and wondering if I will be able to overclock the CPU like you can on Windows.

Below are the proposed components. Would someone be able to give me some advice on this please.

 

Thanks

 

Chris

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5-TH Motherboard Intel Socket 1155 with Thunderbolt

Intel Core i7 3770K Quad Core Ivy Bridge Processor Retail with Heat Sink Fan

Corsair H80i Hydro CPU Cooler for Intel and AMD Processors CPU Cooler Corsair Memory Vengeance Low Profile Jet Black 16GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS 10 XMP Dual Channel Desktop - CML16GX3M2A1600C10 times 2

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Yes, you will be able to overclock. You will probably want to dual-boot Windows, because I don't know of any stress-testing software that runs on Mac OS X, but overclocking in the BIOS is certainly possible. It's the exact same process as for a Windows PC.

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You do your overclocking in BIOS anyway so any OS will work for overclocking.As for stress testing there is prime95 for Mac too.Google it.

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