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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rickyyo2, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. rickyyo2

    rickyyo2 Member
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    Hey I have a new esteem and I don't know how high I can overclock it without it rebooting and what not. I know with set CPU that you can uncheck set on boot. Will that work? Any ideas on how to check without reflashing

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  2. justainchoe

    justainchoe Well-Known Member

    MAKE SURE YOU DON'T check the SET ON BOOT box until you find a stable clock speed.

    To find you highest stable clock, just start at a clock speed like 1.7 GHz, and then run a stress test. SetCPU has a stress test built in, and run it for 1 minute. If it's good, then bump it up to 1.8, 1.9, 2.0, etc. You'll hit a point where it'll just freeze up on you. Don't worry, you won't damage your cpu much, if at all. Just pull out the battery and retart. If it froze at 1.9GHz, then your stable clock should be at 1.8GHz. Run the stress test again at 1.8GHz for 5-10 minutes. If it doesn't freeze, you should be good to go.

    If you really want to be more certain that it's stable, you should run the stress test for over an hour (when you overclock computers, they usually recommend that you run the stress test for 24 hours, and I've had the test fail at the 14th hour before), but for your phone 5-10 minutes should be fine.

    Usually I lower it 100-200 MHz from my max stable clock speed for better stability and longer life for the cpu. If you play cpu-intensive games for hours at a time, then I would definitely lower the clock a bit. If you feel your phone getting too hot then I would lower it as well.
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  3. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Extreme Android User

    ^^^^^^^This is the best thing to do.

    You'll know if you go to high because as soon as you set it your phone will freeze.

    On GSE for ZVB I was able to OC mine to 2.1 with no problems at all. But now Im on BrokenOut for ZVD and my phone freezes at 2.0.

    I only OC my phone for benchmark test anyways so it doesn't really matter to me. Overclocking does nothing but eat up battery and give you a fraction amount of speed in return. Not worth it at all. I actually underclock my phone to around 658 because it still works great and saves hella battery at the same time. Overclocking is overrated.
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  4. ShinySide

    ShinySide Extreme Android User


    Just another tip, just because your car can go 190 doesnt mean you have to go 190. ;) Personally I keep mine at about 1.4-1.5ghz for everyday normal not messing around use.
  5. PRkid

    PRkid Android Enthusiast

    Mine can go up to 1.8, but I keep it at 1.2. Should leave it at 1.0 since I see no difference. This phone is still running great!
  6. hvrc

    hvrc Android Enthusiast

    i keep mine at 900mhz, if im going to play a game or start a little multi taksing, ill bump it up to 1.2-1.5, i like lag free music and touch

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The LG Esteem release date was October 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S2 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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