My Droid is running at 1GHZ


Last Updated: 2010-02-04 17:55:26
  1. Fadelight

    Fadelight Well-Known Member

    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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  2. deeznuts2

    deeznuts2 Well-Known Member

    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?
  3. Hegemony

    Hegemony Well-Known Member

    Hey guys! Have you heard? Clock speed is everything! /s
  4. Fadelight

    Fadelight Well-Known Member


    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? :rolleyes:
  5. Crondar

    Crondar Active Member

    @Fadelight

    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.
  6. messenger13

    messenger13 Well-Known Member

    Screw all y'all naysayers ... I'm running at a grand! :cool: wOOt!
  7. Fadelight

    Fadelight Well-Known Member


    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. :D My fingers are crossed. I think the dev who started the work is up to 1.3 or 1.4 now.
  8. messenger13

    messenger13 Well-Known Member

    Yea, but that's even too crazy for me. :eek: (Umm ... at least for now. ;) )
  9. andrew53517

    andrew53517 Well-Known Member

    what website did you say this was from? That is sickkk!! :eek:
  10. sooper_droid12

    sooper_droid12 Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. messenger13

    messenger13 Well-Known Member

    LOL I don't think anyone said it. :D

    It kinda starts with All . . . and ends with droid. Yea, I think that's it. ;)
  12. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

    Hmm, now I think I finally have a reason to root.
  13. PetiePal

    PetiePal Well-Known Member

    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?
  14. messenger13

    messenger13 Well-Known Member

    Some people can be so cautious. I figured I'd start to worry when my battery door starts to warp. :D
  15. SamMax

    SamMax Well-Known Member

    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.
    I think its awesome that the Droid is capable of handling these 1Ghz speeds, but Im not quite that envious of the Nexus to risk destroying my Droid for bragging rights
  16. PetiePal

    PetiePal Well-Known Member

    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
  17. altimax98

    altimax98 Well-Known Member

    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.
  18. Legacystar

    Legacystar Well-Known Member

    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.
  19. SamMax

    SamMax Well-Known Member

    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.
  20. altimax98

    altimax98 Well-Known Member

    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.
  21. gotwillk

    gotwillk Well-Known Member

    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?
  22. magnus

    magnus Well-Known Member

    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.

    Thanks!
  23. cebomholt

    cebomholt Member

    what does battery life look like after this? I know OP said he tunes it down when screen is off, but how much impact?
  24. AzJazz

    AzJazz Well-Known Member

    Wow. That's pretty funny! :eek:

    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.
  25. messenger13

    messenger13 Well-Known Member

    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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