Is it possible to OC old Apple

By Raiders ยท 13 replies
Mar 26, 2004
  1. Is it possible,,,,,,

    Heres one you probably havent heard befor,,
    I got this Apple pc,,an older one not sure exactly what it is but,, will any OC'n programs work on it?? like power strip or anyother program out thare??

    i got it For 5 bucks, im looking to tweak as much or any if at all possible.
    Besides if i cook it im out 5 bucks and got a lesson all at once.

    LOL I wanna have fun with this one!;))
  2. erickdj

    erickdj TS Rookie Posts: 69

    How funny, OC'n an old apple. That's a new one, like you said; you're only risking $5, so go for it if you find some way to OC it.
  3. Steg

    Steg TS Rookie Posts: 269

    if its got a clock generator then you can overclock it. Dont no how but it can be done...perhaps with a interesting solder job...but it can be done. Best of luck....gotta be worth it for the laugh.

  4. BrownPaper

    BrownPaper TS Rookie Posts: 407

    what does your old apple look like? is it the one that looks like a TV for the kitchen?

    muahahaha OC from 33mhz to 35mhz. then poof. lol.
  5. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 664

    if it's anything like the processor cards used in old Amigas, all you had to do was desolder a Clock Crystal and solder a new faster one in place. The hard part could well be finding an appropriate speed new one.

    but lol why?
  6. Godataloss

    Godataloss TS Rookie Posts: 482

    Like putting a spoiler on a 1985 Dodge Omni
  7. Raiders

    Raiders TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 69

    LMAO I too have wonderd why for a few days and then i said whynot? I like the "Like putting a spoiler on a 1985 Dodge Omni"

    any good Schematics?,Blueprints?
    The Mac i have is a PowerMac7500, 2000 Build date dont know much more than that.
  8. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    The problem could be (I don't know about old Mac's innards) that the clock generator is used for more than just the CPU. For example, many old computers like C64 had one oscillator synchronizing graphics, memory and CPU, among other things. So it could, in worst case, destroy the monitor, if it would start to feed incorrectly timed signals to it.
  9. BrownPaper

    BrownPaper TS Rookie Posts: 407

    oh that mac is not as old as the one i thought you were talking about. i thought you were talking about that mac on the show seinfield in jerry's apartment.

    i did some desktop publishing with that powermac in school before. don't try to jack it up too much. ;)
  10. Raiders

    Raiders TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 69

    Alas it seems nothing is possible with the MAC i have,,Outside of soldering a new clock generater on it,, its going in the dumpster!! LOL i had fun trieng though.
  11. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    Would be decent for you to learn on - although you'll be stuck with OS 9.2
  12. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    OS 9.2 can't be that bad. 8.5 (highest I have long term expierence with rather than short term comp lab) was pretty nice, I liked it just fine. 8.5 wasn't as easy as something like WinXP, but it was a lot easier than Win9x to learn how to make things work.
  13. Raiders

    Raiders TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 69

    WEll i dont know much about MacOS's cause im a PC guy,,i jus wanted to try something new,, i didnt even find something to work with tha Mac OS,,,not even Powerstrip. LOL Don't get me wrong ,,I know Macs are awsome if your into Grafic stuff but i really dig "Expantion" ya know??

    thanks all for the input,,
    LOL It's dumpster food now.
  14. Raiders

    Raiders TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 69

    BTW GO ND!!!
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