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Old January 26th, 2010, 12:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My Droid is running at 1GHZ

If you'd like to try it, check your normal ROM website for droid.

It allows up to 1ghz clock. I personally have profiles set for a little lower for most times, but its running fine at 1ghz.

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If you were actually reading the "normal" threads, you would've noticed that you are actually hurting the performance of your phone by running it that high.


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800mhz
6.76 Mflops/s linpack.
3395 on BenchmarkPi

900MHz
7.646 Mflops/s on linpack
3054 on BenchmarkPi

990MHz
8.367 Mflops/s on linpack
2695 on BenchmarkPi

1GHz
?? Mflops/s on linpack
2661 on BenchmarkPi
Just some food for thought. 1ghz isn't really anything to brag about.
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my droid (and many others) are running at 1 Ghz, instead of 550 mhz (or even the 'unlocked' 600mhz from before).

This is the clock speed of the nexus one's snapdragon (i believe)
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my droid (and many others) are running at 1 Ghz, instead of 550 mhz (or even the 'unlocked' 600mhz from before).

This is the clock speed of the nexus one's snapdragon (i believe)
That processor will be fried in no time.
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Wow. A lot of harsh responses.

The phone hasn't been any warmer to my touch that I have noticed. I have it run at half clock when suspended (most of the time), and it scales up to that speed when necessary.

And i think you should check out what the androidpi test is.

And most of you who have OC'd the normal stuff on pc's know visible issues occur long before hardware damage, so when i start to see artifacts or flash shut-downs, I would know. And no heat change at all - the major argument you could have would be battery, but with setcpu i scale it down when the battery gets low or the phone's screen is off.

Its very phenomenal, and no i'm not bragging, lots of people have it, I was just sharing with androidforums... Not quite so sure when people got so aggressive and misleading )

EDIT: In case people don't want to look it up, benchmarkpi tests how long the phone takes to calculate pi. So obviously, the lower the number (less time) the better... 1ghz is about 120% the speed of the 800mhz in this test.
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It's no different from overclocking a computer's chip, excessive heat will burn up that chip, there's a reason Motorola ,Apple, and Palm stopped at 550 MHz. They all run on this processor.

I have burnt up video cards by doing the same thing...it may take a while it may not but eventually....
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It's no different from overclocking a computer's chip, excessive heat will burn up that chip, there's a reason Motorola ,Apple, and Palm stopped at 550 MHz. They all run on this processor.
They do, and they are liable for millions of productions of this phone, and its support. How much risk do you take then? Is it worth an extra 100mhz for .02% more support calls/failures? No way.

Fact is there is NO heat difference so far. Some people when running heavy apps for a while say its warmer but not anything to be nervous about. There are Many reasons to underclock a phone, one of them admittedly being support, but I suppose only time will tell. If someone has to use their phone insurance in the next month i'll be sure to repost so you can say i told you so. Until then, its easy to say 'it probably won't last.' You probably won't live to be 30 because you smoke cigarettes... Well yeah, cigarettes are bad for you, but will it be that extreme? Can i prove that it won't?

Otherwise, unless we get crazy, I don't realistically see this as dangerous at 8/900 mhz speeds. May it lessen the lifetime of the phone a few months? Its possible, but the difference between 5 and 6 years doesn't matter to me, i won't own it by then.
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Wow. A lot of harsh responses.

I'm sorry... I think you have misread my post. It was not intended to be harsh or to slam you in any way. I was just pointing out that, had you read that thread, you would've noticed that 800mhz was the max speed as far as gaining performance. Anything more than that, and the benchmark scores suffered significantly. I am all for the overclocking. In fact, I am currently running my phone at 800mhz. I just don't want to see you risk damage to your chip and hurt the performance of your phone for, what seems to be at the moment, nothing more than bragging rights. You see what I am saying?
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I'm sorry... I think you have misread my post. It was not intended to be harsh or to slam you in any way. I was just pointing out that, had you read that thread, you would've noticed that 800mhz was the max speed as far as gaining performance. Anything more than that, and the benchmark scores suffered significantly. I am all for the overclocking. In fact, I am currently running my phone at 800mhz. I just don't want to see you risk damage to your chip and hurt the performance of your phone for, what seems to be at the moment, nothing more than bragging rights. You see what I am saying?
Its fine, I just remembered you being much more helpful and nice when i was last on here ).

And you are wrong about the performance. If you look above at my post, the LOWER the number the better for benchmarkpi.

At 1ghz it beats many of the nexus ones handily.

Also recommend taking the 1ghz boot image and scaling it down with setcpu if you don't want the full. As it shows, it rarely runs at 'max' frequency, its just there when needed. And you can still limit it to 800 if thats what you want.

Mine only runs MAX 1ghz when the battery is above 30% and the screen is on. Its minimum is 250mhz.
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It's no different from overclocking a computer's chip, excessive heat will burn up that chip, there's a reason Motorola ,Apple, and Palm stopped at 550 MHz. They all run on this processor.

I have burnt up video cards by doing the same thing...it may take a while it may not but eventually....
It will shorten the life of the CPU, but that's really about it. Not that it really matters, most CPUS (mobile phones included) last WAAAAY longer than anyone intends on actually using the device.
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Any of you overclockers done a Neocore benchmark? Im very curious as to the difference in fps vs my stock droid.
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Any of you overclockers done a Neocore benchmark? Im very curious as to the difference in fps vs my stock droid.
I'll run it now. So you know though, the gpu should still be around 400mhz

EDIT: 20.6 fps
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Its fine, I just remembered you being much more helpful and nice when i was last on here ).

And you are wrong about the performance. If you look above at my post, the LOWER the number the better for benchmarkpi.

At 1ghz it beats many of the nexus ones handily.

Also recommend taking the 1ghz boot image and scaling it down with setcpu if you don't want the full. As it shows, it rarely runs at 'max' frequency, its just there when needed. And you can still limit it to 800 if thats what you want.

Mine only runs MAX 1ghz when the battery is above 30% and the screen is on. Its minimum is 250mhz.

My posts are never helpful when they are read by sensitive people.

And you can't run the 1g img and scale it down with setcpu. At least, I couldn't. It jumps from 999mhz down to 550mhz. That was my original plan until I noticed the massive jump.

But I didn't know that "lower is better" bit. Thanks for pointing that out.
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My posts are never helpful when they are read by sensitive people.

And you can't run the 1g img and scale it down with setcpu. At least, I couldn't. It jumps from 999mhz down to 550mhz. That was my original plan until I noticed the massive jump.
Its true. I did cry at 'click.'

Anyway, yeah, you'd have to go in and do it yourself until he wakes up tomorrow and comes out with a newer release of set. He threw this one together, but a fix isn't so rough if you want. But yeah I noticed this after I mentioned it to you, that it wouldn't go simply with the slider.
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I'll run it now. So you know though, the gpu should still be around 400mhz

EDIT: 20.6 fps
Ahhhh thanks, forgot about the Droid having a separate gpu for video processing. I wonder if there will be a possibility of overclocking the gpu in the future, that will more than likely create way to much heat though without a proper heatsink.
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Its true. I did cry at 'click.'

Anyway, yeah, you'd have to go in and do it yourself until he wakes up tomorrow and comes out with a newer release of set. He threw this one together, but a fix isn't so rough if you want. But yeah I noticed this after I mentioned it to you, that it wouldn't go simply with the slider.

FWIW, I PMed him from the dark side (read: unmentioned forum) and asked him about changing it so the increments weren't so spaced out like that. Not just for overclocking, but for underclocking as well. when my phone is sleeping, it doesn't really need to be at 250mhz, but the next step down would be 125mhz. I would love to see him update it with smaller jumps.
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Well, is there an app to show us the voltage at which the chip would be running at 1ghz. The chip would be unharmed as long as temperature is within reason and whether or not the voltage scales correctly. Only heat and voltage harm chips, not purely running at a higher speed.

Since the benchmarks tend to suffer at a higher speed, my guess is it is lower because of slight system instability resulting from the chip not being able to get the required TDP.

I am just speculating based on my experience with OCing and benching CPU's and GPU's and other SoC's, if anyone has an tech specs on the chip at these clock speeds please share.
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Well, is there an app to show us the voltage at which the chip would be running at 1ghz. The chip would be unharmed as long as temperature is within reason and whether or not the voltage scales correctly. Only heat and voltage harm chips, not purely running at a higher speed.

Since the benchmarks tend to suffer at a higher speed, my guess is it is lower because of slight system instability resulting from the chip not being able to get the required TDP.

I am just speculating based on my experience with OCing and benching CPU's and GPU's and other SoC's, if anyone has an tech specs on the chip at these clock speeds please share.
Its not lower, that was a misread from someone earlier in the thread. It does perform increasingly well.

And yeah you brought up something i forgot to mention, no voltage increases here, so less chance of damage.
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Its not lower, that was a misread from someone earlier in the thread. It does perform increasingly well.

And yeah you brought up something i forgot to mention, no voltage increases here, so less chance of damage.
The only thing i can add here is to get a program called sensor list from the market, and check your temp sensor before doing anything on the phone. Then check it right after it has been working nonstop for a while, to see how much the temps gone up. Just to be on the safe side. I tried out the 800 and went back to 600 until a few more days of other people testing.

So Thanks to all the testers out there.
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mine is running at 600 i think, i have 2.1 and its upgraded at 600, once again, i think, is that bad? i mean its no where near what 1ghz has done over there, but can it be harmful for me?
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mine is running at 600 i think, i have 2.1 and its upgraded at 600, once again, i think, is that bad? i mean its no where near what 1ghz has done over there, but can it be harmful for me?
Doubtful since the cpu is rated for 600mhz. I have been running 600 since it came out without a problem, and now with AdamZ custom rom for a few days. How long have you been running it @ 600?

Plus do you have SetCPU.
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not long at all haha, figure i would ask, rather be safe than screwed
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The only thing i can add here is to get a program called sensor list from the market, and check your temp sensor before doing anything on the phone. Then check it right after it has been working nonstop for a while, to see how much the temps gone up. Just to be on the safe side. I tried out the 800 and went back to 600 until a few more days of other people testing.

So Thanks to all the testers out there.

I ran sensor list after running maps for about 2.5 hours tonight... CPU temp was 40c. Idle is 28c.
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Pretty much any CPU chip is rated at a lower rate then the chip can actually handle, this is because in the process of making chips they are all not going to work exactly the same at various speeds, so what they do, is run batch tests till the cpu's fail and then scale them back to the most stable setting, name and release them. In this way they are pretty sure that the chip will last awhile at it's stated speed rating.

Now, jumping from 550 (or 600 if that's what it it really rated) all the way to 1 gig, I'm surprised it runs at all without glitches, I know my computers CPU would have a heart attack without watercooling, lol. Having overclocked CPU's in computers and PDA's for years, I wouldn't go but to about 750 at most.

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Pretty much any CPU chip is rated at a lower rate then the chip can actually handle, this is because in the process of making chips they are all not going to work exactly the same at various speeds, so what they do, is run batch tests till the cpu's fail and then scale them back to the most stable setting, name and release them. In this way they are pretty sure that the chip will last awhile at it's stated speed rating.

Now, jumping from 550 (or 600 if that's what it it really rated) all the way to 1 gig, I'm surprised it runs at all without glitches, I know my computers CPU would have a heart attack without watercooling, lol. Having overclocked CPU's in computers and PDA's for years, I wouldn't go but to about 750 at most.

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Really? I've been overclocking for a few years now. in fact, I am running a 2.8gihz AMD Phenom X3 at 3.850ghz... air cooled. Before this, I had a 2.2ghz dual core overclocked to 2.8ghz. I've always had good luck overclocking anything. 600 to 1ghz is a bit on the high side of that, but if it is stable and not running very hot (mine is running at 40c @1ghz under full load for 3+ hours now), then I don't see much of an issue.

And I'm not worried about killing my phone earlier than it is expected to last. My NE2 was up last month on my primary line, and one of my second lines will have a yearly discount in 3 months.
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If you'd like to try it, check your normal ROM website for droid.

It allows up to 1ghz clock. I personally have profiles set for a little lower for most times, but its running fine at 1ghz.

droid does, i guess
1) I guarantee you that your running at 1Ghz provides no noticeable speed increase during regular phone usage than the stock 550.

2) The snapdragon "stock" speed is 1Ghz and can run that without significant heat production. Your 1Ghz, though, is overclocked and is generating increased heat output, even if you can't feel it (your statement about this clearly demonstrates a lack of understanding in processor heat production)


There aren't really any applications on the market that take advantage of the full potential of these devices, including the snapdragon processor.

And if you didn't want people to be harsh about it, then you should not have come here to brag about doing something so stupid to your device.

What's next, are you going to rig up some water-cooling system to help off-set the heat build up of your overclocked droid?
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Hey guys! Have you heard? Clock speed is everything! /s
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1) I guarantee you that your running at 1Ghz provides no noticeable speed increase during regular phone usage than the stock 550.

2) The snapdragon "stock" speed is 1Ghz and can run that without significant heat production. Your 1Ghz, though, is overclocked and is generating increased heat output, even if you can't feel it (your statement about this clearly demonstrates a lack of understanding in processor heat production)


There aren't really any applications on the market that take advantage of the full potential of these devices, including the snapdragon processor.

And if you didn't want people to be harsh about it, then you should not have come here to brag about doing something so stupid to your device.

What's next, are you going to rig up some water-cooling system to help off-set the heat build up of your overclocked droid?

Nice flaming. It's just too bad you can't read well enough to have seen the other posts here. I'd recommend you do that, but you obviously didn't want to, so I would say you probably just shouldn't post in this thread.

And as for your guarantee... when do I get my money back? I've noticed a severe increase in my performance on everything from menus to opening apps, all the way down to how quickly I can get into and out of my apps (including dialer).

What's next? You going to call someone stupid for putting a case on their phone?
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You are right, 2.2 mhz to 2.8mhz is about right, but 2.8 mhz to 3.85mhz? wow, nice job if its stable on aircooled like that.

The chips in these newer phones might be totally different from what I am used to also.

Also AMD are kings in the CPU world for overclocking, I haven't had near the luck with Intel chips in this regard. It depends on the type of AMD chip also, some are alot better at OCing then others. I think AMD actually lowers their chip speed rating more than normal, because they KNOW people are going to OC them, lol.

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You are right, 2.2 mhz to 2.8mhz is about right, but 2.8 mhz to 3.85mhz? wow, nice job if its stable on aircooled like that.

The chips in these newer phones might be totally different from what I am used to also.

Also AMD are kings in the CPU world for overclocking, I haven't had near the luck with Intel chips in this regard. It depends on the type of AMD chip also, some are alot better at OCing then others. I think AMD actually lowers their chip speed rating more than normal, because they KNOW people are going to OC them, lol.

PS I have the Eris and hope one day, maybe, they will get it rooted so I can play with things like this also, lol.

TY... and yes, it has been running stable @3.85ghz for almost a full year now. I had it at 4.1ghz, but while testing for stability, I was seeing temps rise to over 60c. While still safe, it was far too high for my liking, so I backed the multiplier back down. They don't just underrate their chips, though. Certain chips int he Phenom line (like the one I use) started their life as quad cores, and AMD locked one of the cores. I don't know how much of a role that plays in OCing, but to know that a 2.8ghz tri core started its life as a 3.0ghz quad core is definitely food for thought.

I'm not sure myself what the difference would be between these chips and PC CPUs, but 28c idle and 40c full load for 3+ hours with no glitches or artifacts seems pretty promising to me. My fingers are crossed. I think the dev who started the work is up to 1.3 or 1.4 now.
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Yea, but that's even too crazy for me. (Umm ... at least for now. )
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Ahhhh thanks, forgot about the Droid having a separate gpu for video processing. I wonder if there will be a possibility of overclocking the gpu in the future, that will more than likely create way to much heat though without a proper heatsink.
DROID and N1 has separate GPUs. The Neocore test is optimized for Qualcomm chips (duh), so you're not going to see the kinds of numbers that you'd see from even a G1 running the benchmark.
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LOL I don't think anyone said it.

It kinda starts with All . . . and ends with droid. Yea, I think that's it.
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I think what some people are saying is that you can't really gauge the heat output by "it doesn't really feel any warmer!" Are you using any benchmarking tool to test chip heat etc?
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I think what some people are saying is that you can't really gauge the heat output by "it doesn't really feel any warmer!" Are you using any benchmarking tool to test chip heat etc?
Some people can be so cautious. I figured I'd start to worry when my battery door starts to warp.
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Nice flaming. It's just too bad you can't read well enough to have seen the other posts here. I'd recommend you do that, but you obviously didn't want to, so I would say you probably just shouldn't post in this thread.

And as for your guarantee... when do I get my money back? I've noticed a severe increase in my performance on everything from menus to opening apps, all the way down to how quickly I can get into and out of my apps (including dialer).

What's next? You going to call someone stupid for putting a case on their phone?
I would not exactly say he was flaming. Computers that are overclocked have at least 2 cooling fans running constantly. Your Droids have your warm hand adding more heat.
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Lol Joe. I think when I've got a searing pain in my thigh and a charred hole in my jeans I know when :P

Also Lithium-Ion-Polymer batteries quality and life SERIOUSLY degrade the warmer they're kept. Not to mention higher clock speeds drain more battery you'll see performance degradation over time
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TY... and yes, it has been running stable @3.85ghz for almost a full year now. I had it at 4.1ghz, but while testing for stability, I was seeing temps rise to over 60c. While still safe, it was far too high for my liking, so I backed the multiplier back down. They don't just underrate their chips, though. Certain chips int he Phenom line (like the one I use) started their life as quad cores, and AMD locked one of the cores. I don't know how much of a role that plays in OCing, but to know that a 2.8ghz tri core started its life as a 3.0ghz quad core is definitely food for thought.

I'm not sure myself what the difference would be between these chips and PC CPUs, but 28c idle and 40c full load for 3+ hours with no glitches or artifacts seems pretty promising to me. My fingers are crossed. I think the dev who started the work is up to 1.3 or 1.4 now.
I have the same thing. I'm running 3.7 stable and I had 4 for a while and I love it... if I don't have my monster case fans running ill top at 50c playing games.

So for the droid, how do you overclock? What program do you use? How does it work? (Increasing 'fsb' or a multiplier) I saw someone saying that it doesn't touch the voltage and if that's the case then it wouldn't increase temps by more then a minimal amount, and about the stability as long as you don't go too high you should be able to do a nandroid restore and be back to normal right?
Longevity shouldn't be affected because the voltage (life and death of a processor) isn't being raised.. I've never seen a processor die without raising the voltage and/or too high temps.. at worst you have system instability and you downclock it till it gos away.
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overclocking just seems pointless right now. Most of the lag on android is all software optimization and not lacking hardware. You can overclock all you want but it's not going to help bad software run better. Wait till the 2.1 update hits, and if it fixes most the current problems with android, go back to stock and tell me you notice a difference in clock speeds cause i bet you wont.
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How can overclocking not effect voltage? Its common knowledge that overclocking has significantly decreased battery life, because its using extra volts.

Some google searches of tech forums state that running at 1 ghz will decrease your battery life to about 1 hour.
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How can overclocking not effect voltage? Its common knowledge that overclocking has significantly decreased battery life, because its using extra volts.

Some google searches of tech forums state that running at 1 ghz will decrease your battery life to about 1 hour.
There are many ways too overclock without directly affecting voltage. On my phenom x3 you can change the 'fsb' and multiplier and overclock about 500mhz without touching the voltage and the temps only raise a minimal amount due to the extra load and work.

Raising the voltage alone won't overclock the chip, it only allows increased system stability when overclocking.. so if you raise the other settings and don't touch voltage you can go till its unstable, drop it down a notch and actually not do any harm to the chip as long as the temps don't go too far which they shouldn't.
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ok total noob here, but i'm assuming this is done with a custom rom? how do i go about doing this? and also how do i check what my current cpu speed is at?
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Can someone who has overclocked please post a video showing us the main areas of speed increase?

I'm debating whether to do this. I realize it would depend on a lot of factors of individual setup and I know myMMV but I'd like to see what all the fuss is about before making up my mind on whether I want to do it.

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what does battery life look like after this? I know OP said he tunes it down when screen is off, but how much impact?
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And most of you who have OC'd the normal stuff on pc's know visible issues occur long before hardware damage
Wow. That's pretty funny!

If you are ever seeing "visible issues" occur from overclocking, I've got news for you: You have already damaged your hardware. The real question at that point is, "How badly have I damaged my hardware?"

When you are seeing "visible issues", you are seeing the results of logic gates/transistors/silicon operating improperly due to signals operating the wrong way (probably due to over-saturation, ground loops, or other signal anomalies). You have sent electrons (or holes?) to areas they weren't intended to go.

So, since you have operated at least one transistor outside of it's maximum operating range, you have weakened it - and possibly other hardware. You may not see the results immediately, or maybe you will. The first time you see "visible issues" may also be the last time your PC will properly boot.

You may also have just weakened the circuitry a minor amount, so that a PC that would have lasted 3 years without any problem may now only last 2 years. You won't see the effect for a long time after you experimented with overclocking. Just because you don't see immediate death from overclocking doesn't mean that the circuitry hasn't been damaged.
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ok total noob here, but i'm assuming this is done with a custom rom? how do i go about doing this? and also how do i check what my current cpu speed is at?
Not a custom ROM ... but you need to be rooted, and know how to use ADB. Once you get that far, it's all downhill.
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