Retina MBP BootCamp Overclocking Results and Gaming Benchmarks

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  1. asdad123

    asdad123 Notebook Evangelist

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    Here you go.

    http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q509/jakubp12/TSBEnch.jpg

    The adjusters can go higher than 36, but it does not make a difference. Setting the multiplier to turbo doesn't do anything, it stays at a multiplier of 34. I did try setting the multiplier lower to 30 just to see if it did anything, and it did lower it under load.
     
  2. Speedy Gonzalez

    Speedy Gonzalez Xtreme Notebook Speeder!

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    This is Amazing but we are sooooooo limited with the cooling system that is not even worth thinking on overclocking at least not the CPU
     
  3. Mobius 1

    Mobius 1 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Pop off the bottom cover and let the fan have some fresh air. The difference is day and night, plus, you add a TON of thermal headroom if you do this.
     
  4. Speedy Gonzalez

    Speedy Gonzalez Xtreme Notebook Speeder!

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    but what is the point of having a beautiful ultra light laptop that you cant use in bed anymore if I want to overclock I use my M18X better lol

    if overclocking the GPU on the mac give me the ability to play a game at native res and and the temps are not increased by more than 2c then all this is worth it to me but not removing any covers
     
  5. asdad123

    asdad123 Notebook Evangelist

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    I only saw about a 3-4C increase on average when I was OCed to 1200/1649.

    When I was at 1035, it only increased by about 2C.
     
  6. Speedy Gonzalez

    Speedy Gonzalez Xtreme Notebook Speeder!

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    that's good to hear so if I can play a game at 1000mhz totally stable with 2c more only this is really worth it because you saw how you can barely play diablo 3 at max res but with the little bump is going to be just fine :)
     
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    But my 2008 MB reaches 104c CPU temp (2.1GHz)

    And drops to 89 when cover opened (2.212GHz)
     
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    I need to buy some new Ivy hardware so I can try and figure out how to get beyond the 34 barrier. This CPU might be capable of going higher with a tweak or two but Speedy Gonzalez is right. Your laptop is already being limited by heat so there won't be any practical advantage of getting the CPU to run faster. It still would be interesting to get this figured out. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    yeah maybe the regular uni body macbook pro 2012 has better cooling for a little bump but I doubt because the last year one runs at 105c with load lol

    and to bad the 3610QM or 3615QM don't have this unlocked multi to match 3720QM speeds at least
     
  10. Maurik

    Maurik Notebook Consultant

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    Looks great, the temps are a little ridiculous sometimes but with an external keyboard + mouse (and maybe a cooling pad) I don't think there should be many problems.

    The i7 3720QM is rated up to 105° C from what I found here: Intel Core i7-3720QM Mobile processor - AW8063801013116
     
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