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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by aloha.android, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. aloha.android

    aloha.android Well-Known Member
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    I've been using ApeX overclocked. But TBH I can't really tell all that much of a difference. It seems to run the same when it's clocked @ stock.

    The hell? Is it just me?

    Please discuss your experiences and any differences you feel with your phone resulting from overclocking and what you're overclocked at.

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  2. SimsDelt

    SimsDelt Android Expert

    Pretty.sure its just you. I notice a huge difference on all roms once I overclock them.
  3. gmenfan83

    gmenfan83 Android Expert

    At one point I noticed a nice difference in speed at 1.2 low volt but here lately it seems to be the same as it was at stock .....my x is fast with apex but still it doesnt seem that overclocking is doing what it should lately .....and battery life ..well I notice no difference in my batt life through overclocking or under or low volts or anything ...in fact the only time I get better batt life is when I manually turn auto sync on and off through my power control widget
  4. dmiller2007

    dmiller2007 Android Expert

    I'm running stock ota 2.2 and I'm ulv 1.25 and I've noticed a huge difference since I did it last night. Battery drain is insanely low and the blur home has absolutely no lag.
  5. Outlaw71

    Outlaw71 Android Expert

    Yeah I noticed a difference... my phone got really unstable. But, after going back to stock, my phone is STILL acting really unstable... wtf?

    So now I'm biding my time waiting on that update to come through that's supposed to fix the 'random reboot' problem with 2.2. All's I can say is I hope that's my problem, because I've tried virtually everything else and nothing is helping. It's strange because my phone didn't display this problem until they released the statement that they acknowledged there was a random rebooting problem. Then all of a sudden I got it.

    Maybe my phone's a hypochondriac?
  6. labeledbass

    labeledbass Android Enthusiast

    I'm not running a OC'd ROM but I did OC my current ROM - after figuring the correct "stock" voltages even at 1.1 I notice a different, especially in battery life - when I lowered the voltage it got worse, kept it the same, bumped the speed up across the board and now with an uptime of 9 hours I'm still at 90% bat - and that's not just some batt widget, I checked every resource on the phone and the % was the same - YES, it does make a difference, but honestly I could do w/o OCing, phone was fast to begin with.

    A good test is swiping through your app draw
  7. gmenfan83

    gmenfan83 Android Expert

    Could you post your numbers maybe to try out please ......and 90% after 9 hours? How heavily are you actually using your x in that time span?not saying your wrong but I can't achieve great batt life no matter what I do ....I have done every "miracle" option setting that has been posted and played with all sorts of over/under clock settings you could think of and have just come to the conclussion of having an extra batt or charger handy.I also use my x quite heavily.While im overall very happy with the performance it seems my x has a case of jekyl and hide ....some days great batt others poor batt and now sometimes my browsing speeds seem to be slowing down as well.
  8. Kevmueller

    Kevmueller Android Expert


    My OC has been great, but I wouldn't mind trying something else. If someone has found something even better I would give it a shoot. I am at 1.38GHz and I can tell a huge difference. From reading a lot of posts it seems that almost every phone will handle the OC differently, so what works on one may or may not work on the next. I have had little to no problems with my X, so i think I got a good one. :)
  9. aloha.android

    aloha.android Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I think I MAY have found the reason to why I don't "feel" my phone being snappier?

    My phone is overclocked using the DroidX overclock app. Even though my max is @ 1400, it says that I'm still at 1000mhz. Is that it?

    Is there a way to change my "current" frequency?
  10. gmenfan83

    gmenfan83 Android Expert

    i believe you do this by changing the scaling ....if you go to set cpu you can change it by the max bar ...slide it up or down to your liking
  11. aloha.android

    aloha.android Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    That's what I've done gmen, and it does no effect. It says that my "max" is the one I set it to but my "current" frequency is still 1ghz.

    Maybe this has to be done through abd? or terminal?
  12. gmenfan83

    gmenfan83 Android Expert

    possible although my max and current match one another so im not sure....i know that jrummys app has a section to where you can set and apply your own numbers like adb or terminal ,,,dont know if it sticks though as i have yet to try it...seems pretty convenient though
  13. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    The "Governor" determines the speed.

    "On demand" says the speed can change based on load, which saves battery and reduces heat.
  14. dmiller2007

    dmiller2007 Android Expert

    Is 1100 one of your slots by any chance? Because is on demand, you may be only seeing that as the max because that's the highest slot it needs when you're checking? Go into setcpu and click the info tab. Watch the frequency in the cpu section of it while you quickly scroll up and down in that section. That will change as you scroll.
  15. Steven58


    Here's the deal with this OC (for me). My phone (perhaps others' as well?) is not able to perform with stability when it is OC'd at boot. I use ApeX and have disabled its automatic OC. I use Droid X/2 Overclock: V1.5.7 to OC when I want it or believe it's necessary. Otherwise, stock is peachy the rest of the time.

    Does OC make a diff? You betcha! Just perform benchmarks and you'll see!
  16. dmiller2007

    dmiller2007 Android Expert

    I didn't notice a big difference when running aosp roms on my old dx. It was plenty fast stock. But since I got my replacement dx and I've left the stock 2.2 rom in place, oc'ing made a huge difference in scrolling homescreens. I can't even believe the battery life I'm getting either. 1.25 is fast enough to take away the lag so I don't go further than that. And the ULV on that makes the battery barely take his. It charges twice as fast also, or it at least feels like it. And the phone heats up much less frequently compared to stock.

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