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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gwwjpd, May 16, 2010.

  1. gwwjpd

    gwwjpd Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Some specifics on my Droid.

    NexBeast V1.0
    P3Droid 1.2GHz Kernel, Overclock set @ 1GHz
    Sweeter Home 2
    23 Widgets on 5 screens
    SetCPU benchmark 158 ms (@1.2GHZ)
    Linpack 9.825 MFLOPS (@1.2GHz)

    SetCPU Profiles
    Profiles On
    Charging 900/250
    Sleep 600/250
    Battery <50% 900/250
    Failsafe Temp >50C degrees 600/250

    Now, the circumstances.
    I was listening to the Scanner Radio app, some police action in LA, and browsing the web. Then I notice the temp on my Droid was 152F. By the time I got DroCap2 opened to take a screen shot, it was at 161F.


    So now I have a few questions.

    How hot is too hot? (I read somewhere that 158F was the limit of the CPU.)

    Why didn't SetCPU failsafe kick in? Or did it?
    Does the failsafe profile read the battery temp or the CPU temp?

    Does the TempMonitor app read accurately?

    I stopped the apps and let it cool for a bit. Picked it up, was looking at some pics in my gallery, then it just rebooted by itself. It seems to be running fine now.

    Just how far can these Droids be pushed anyway?

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  2. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    Yes 161 is too hot. I had some temp issues with 1.0 (never tried NexBeast, but it's based off of 1.0). At 161 that thing should have nearly burned your hand, you'd know if it was that hot. I think once it gets over 110, you can definitely notice. You can always try a lower kernal, or even another ROM to see if it makes a difference.
    One problem is perhaps since Pete has put "controls" on SetCPU, that may have caused the issue. Though I'm still unsure about what he has for his "favorite" settings and whether you having profiles on is making any difference. Usually Navigation is a good app to find out how hot your phone will get (especially if you try streaming music at the same time). Give that a shot and see what happens. Otherwise, kernal/ROM change may be needed.
  3. snake_fist_gung_fu

    snake_fist_gung_fu Android Enthusiast

    That is extremely hot. You get much hotter and your batt might explode. I would def flash another kernal or try setting your fail safe lower. That a temp you dont want to reach again.
  4. Larry_ThaGr81

    Larry_ThaGr81 Member

    The chipset is rated for 170
  5. Larry_ThaGr81

    Larry_ThaGr81 Member

    Your fail safe max temp is still to high when your phone gets that hot, I'd recommend bringing that bad boy to a crawl at a max of 250, just so that you can notice you phone is running slow and then you can take action yourself to cool it down.
  6. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA

    I've heard the MAX Temp for the proc is 70C and you were at about 72C so yea that is way to hot and you definitely need to try another kernel. Make sure you wipe everything 2 or 3 times if you decide to do a new ROM install also.
  7. gwwjpd

    gwwjpd Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I actually knew the answer to the title question, the look on my face when I saw 161F.

    I thought I was about to see and smell the electronic and silicon based smoking essence of the best phone I have ever had, floating in the night air. But luckily it ran fine after the reboot.

    My SetCPU failsafe profile was probably too high on both setting the 50C and the 600/250, maybe 45C and 250/250 would have been a better setting.

    I decided to flashed back to Bekit 1GHz Kernel and let "Pete's magic formula" control the CPU speed. I tried to duplicate the circumstance, with the Scanner Radio app running and some heavy web browsing, trying to overtax it, as soon as one page loaded, I would load another one. I kept that up for about 5 minutes, and the highest it got was 118F. It pretty much maintained between 118F and 105F.

    I just thought I would share this experience with all of you. So, my phone is fine, and Pete, please keep blessing us with that coding magic that you do so well.
  8. cerebrix

    cerebrix Newbie

    i had extremely high temps with several kernels on a bb 1.0 install with setcpu.

    i did a wipe, i reinstalled, i removed setcpu and boom, im overclocked and not having a single issue with temp.

    i think at this point its safe to say setcpu + bb = hot tamale

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