Droid Temperatures


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  1. davemaster223

    davemaster223 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hello Everyone,

    I am looking for some help with my droid. I currently have my droid running BB .9 and it has the Chevy LV 1ghz kernel although the main profile is set at 250/800 (OnDemand). The phone does have a case on it if anyone is wondering. From what I've been told my battery shouldn't be getting beyond 40 and yet when I browse the web, etc. it climbs steadily to 45 at times. What am I doing wrong? I'm worried that I'm damaging my battery and I"m trying to remedy the problem as soon as I can. What do you all suggest? Thank you so much and look forward to hearing your advice.
     

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  2. DroidSuks

    DroidSuks Well-Known Member

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    If you not try running ATK (advanced task killer) there maybe be processes in the background running. Also the phone will run warm when browsing. Anything that changes the screen images quickly will increase the heat. Also try turning the brightness down as well if you havent already.

    Test out the theory... while browsing ... or driving with NAV on... watch the temp climb. Now pull the window shade down for a few a minute or so. Once you release it or pull it up.. notice the temp.... it should be much lower but start to climb immediately. Sometimes while driving I do this if I'm become suddenly uncomfortable with the temp on the phone and it actually works... lol.

    The GPU voltage increase greatly due to the screens resolution and having to redraw more often due to increased activity warms things up a bit. When immobile it doesn't have to work as hard.


    Also ditching the cover wont hurt... ;)


    Hope this helps.
     
  3. shrink57

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    40-45 Cecilius is not running cool but you are still quite safe.
     
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    I really wish people would stop advocating the use of task killers for every single little problem that arises around here. They are NOT the do-all/save-all solution to these problems. Some day someone is going to end up killing their phone because of what you recommend... so please, make sure you are recommending the right things.


     
  5. shrink57

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    But you got to admit - dead Droids do run cooler :cool:
     
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    nstallion Well-Known Member

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    If it starts to get too hot, just dunk it in some cool water.
     
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    davemaster223 Member This Topic's Starter

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    I just don't understand why my phone seems to be the one running this warm. Maybe I should give up on rooting all together.
     
  8. shrink57

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    Experiment with different ROMs, kernals, and speeds and you will find the combination that works best for you (been there, done that, still do that). Again, your current temps are not a major issue (if I remember correctly, my phone would heat up when stock - I just didn't know how to monitor it).
     
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    The case on your phone is probably contributing to the heat. Try taking it off for a day and see if it helps
     
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    davemaster223 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Right now I'm messaging without my case on and I even put the highest oc at 550mhz. And yet its at 40 and will climb after I try browsing again
     
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    OMJ Bazinga VIP Member

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    you should definitely try some different kernels
     
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    davemaster223 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Like what? I've used both adam and chevys lv kernels. Idk what else to try.
     
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    have you tried medium voltage kernels? Might work better doesnt make sense but some run cooler with medium
     
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    davemaster223 Member This Topic's Starter

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    well herfe i am running chevys medium voltage kernel and the failsafe profile kicked in cause I'm at like 45 c
     
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    davemaster223 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just unrooted droid and it got up to 44-45 during browsing still, so now I'm really outta ideas. Any suggestions?
     
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    What is considered an acceptable temperature range to be running?
     
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    did you take the case off the phone. run your droid naked.
     
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    davemaster223 Member This Topic's Starter

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    I tried and it didn't seem to change the temp while browsing
     
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    Fade... a less offensive path would have been to just post your quote. Instead of more or less attacking someone who's just trying to offer some advise. This is the first time I've ever heard of... or even the suggestion that a phone has been damaged by using a task killer.... but thanks for the heads up.


    But your know what.... I'm glad I live in a country everyone is entitled to their own opinion.


    :cool:
     
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    I'll tell you the one key factor that no one else here has yet. Or maybe it's not common knowledge... I don't know.

    In any event: There are TWO variables you must account for when trying to determine how how your battery is running. Not just one. The first is battery temperature. This seems to be the number everyone follows as absolute law... but it isn't. The second, equally important, is ambient temperature.

    Here is an example:


    I could say that I have two batteries. One is running at 50 degrees c, the other only at 40c.

    If you are only accounting for the first variable, the battery that is running at 50c would inevitably be the more concerning. But now what if I told you that the first battery is operating in an area where the ambient temperature is 48c whereas the second battery is in an area where the ambient temp is 22c.

    Suddenly, you have a second variable. When viewed together, you will see that the second battery (running at 50c) is actually only 2c above ambient temperature. Not a very big deal. The other battery, however, is running 18c higher than ambient. That would be something to maybe worry about.

    Not one single person on here who is giving you advice about what to do even knows just how hot your battery is running. See where I am going with this?

    Now... with that said, do you know what the ambient temperature is of the room you are using your phone in when it is coming up to 50c?




    Not meant to be offensive... I just come off that way. Cut it down to whatever length post you need it to be to keep from being offended and call it a day. ;)
     
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    davemaster223 Member This Topic's Starter

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    The phone never makes it to 50C it was sitting around 41-42 and at times it can get to 45 or so.
     
  22. Fadelight

    Fadelight Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't even be worried about 45 degrees. 40-45 is where mine runs when I'm using it.

    Also remember... if you have it plugged in, it will run hotter. Charging batteries always run hotter.
     
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    davemaster223 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok well the only reason I was concerned in the first place was cause Fabolous made a comment that his didnt top 40 C. But he also has a naked droid so I'm assuming my case might add a couple degress on. But if you're is running the same and you arent concerned then I'm good.
     

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