My Droid is running at 1GHZ


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  1. jmccarthy14

    jmccarthy14 Well-Known Member

    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

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  2. spartan141

    spartan141 Well-Known Member

  3. Fadelight

    Fadelight Well-Known Member

    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.


    Just some food for thought. 1ghz isn't really anything to brag about.
  4. jmccarthy14

    jmccarthy14 Well-Known Member

    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)
  5. SamMax

    SamMax Well-Known Member

    That processor will be fried in no time.
  6. jmccarthy14

    jmccarthy14 Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. SamMax

    SamMax Well-Known Member

    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....
  8. jmccarthy14

    jmccarthy14 Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. Fadelight

    Fadelight Well-Known Member


    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?
  10. jmccarthy14

    jmccarthy14 Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. vonfeldt7

    vonfeldt7 Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. Nissan1973

    Nissan1973 Well-Known Member

    Any of you overclockers done a Neocore benchmark? Im very curious as to the difference in fps vs my stock droid.
  13. jmccarthy14

    jmccarthy14 Well-Known Member

    I'll run it now. So you know though, the gpu should still be around 400mhz

    EDIT: 20.6 fps
  14. Fadelight

    Fadelight Well-Known Member


    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.
  15. jmccarthy14

    jmccarthy14 Well-Known Member

    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.
  16. Nissan1973

    Nissan1973 Well-Known Member

    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.
  17. Fadelight

    Fadelight Well-Known Member


    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.
  18. Bg8780

    Bg8780 Active Member

    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.
  19. jmccarthy14

    jmccarthy14 Well-Known Member

    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.
  20. mxillerlitxe

    mxillerlitxe Member

    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.:D
  21. radikal

    radikal Well-Known Member

    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?
  22. mxillerlitxe

    mxillerlitxe Member

    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.
  23. radikal

    radikal Well-Known Member

    not long at all haha, figure i would ask, rather be safe than screwed
  24. Fadelight

    Fadelight Well-Known Member


    I ran sensor list after running maps for about 2.5 hours tonight... CPU temp was 40c. Idle is 28c.
  25. Crondar

    Crondar Active Member

    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.

    Just my 2 cents

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