i'm seriosly considering o/cing my iMac DV to 1GHz. do you think it's stable? what kind of cooling would i need? and how would i install/ power that cooling? also, does anyone know of an LCD screen they would perhaps GIVe me? or sell to me cheap? any input would be imensly helpful.
Current spec on the iMac are as follows:
processor: 400 MHz PowerPc G3 Screen: CRT Graphix: ATY Rage 128 RAM: 640 Mb Hard Drive: 160 Gb (iMac cut it to 130 ish) i dremmeld a hole in the back and mounted a 12v fan inverted to suck heat out of the comp, pluss i left the clear vented handle off.
I'd suggest not going all the way to 1 GHz right off the bat. If you fry your processor, that will be the end of it. Maybe you should aim for something like 700 or 800 MHz, and then gradually step it up to make sure no issues arise. As far as cooling, an LCD replacement for the CRT will not only open it up, but speed up heat dissipation, so that is a definite start. With that extra space, you might be able to put a better heatsink over the processor, and perhaps add a fan. You might also consider putting a fan at the vent on the top drawing fresh air in. That will expedite the cooling process, and is how the G5 case cooling system works.
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JediJoker is right, you must take overclocking slowly! Some procesors can handle jumps of several hundred mHz. An identical processor may not. Please be very careful and bump it up a little at a time, and def add cooling. Good Luck!
Post edited by: anil8tor, at: 2005/09/23 11:36
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First, Im afraid the highest you will probably get is 500-550. It will need better cooling too. My suggestion is that you lap the heatsink and use arctic silver on it, the add an extra fan to the case. That will get you started. -maestro
I would have to echo what everyone else has stated a gradual move would be the best, also the crt lcd replacement is a great idea it would free up tons of space and help to get a major heat generator out of the box. Look in the mod guide to see someone who found a lcd to fit almost perfectly in an iMac case.
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You would be lucky to get atleast 50 to 70MHz more out of that if you're lucky. The older iMacs have the CPU on the backside of the logicboard and basicly uses the frame of the case as the heatsink. Not bad but the heat onlt travels so far. Now if you can cut away the frame so you can fit a standard size (2 to 3 inch) tall heatsink it will add some extra cooling. Other then that if you plan to try majorly overclocking it I would use a diffrent case.
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