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is underclocking dangerous?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by daweefolk, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. daweefolk

    daweefolk Lurker
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    I am just curious... I know if I do it too extensively, underclocking can slow my phone down, but is it dangerous to the processor at all or any other hardware?

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  2. Logan47

    Logan47 Android Enthusiast

    I don't think it can do any harm but you may encounter erratic behavior and freezes on the phone if you take things down too far. They'll be a minimum level where functionality and usage need to be maintained for the system. Unless you want to save a bit of battery power on a dual core handset or better, it's not that useful if you want to continue using your device as a smartphone on demand.
  3. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Android Expert

    i got a Coby Kyros MID7015 cheapie that i keep underclocked for battery life...slow and laggy is the only harm you get. nothing brick-worthy.
  4. Metroid Prime

    Metroid Prime Oil Can!!! Oil Can!!!

    If I'm not mistaken it's overclocking that's dangerous.
  5. daweefolk

    daweefolk Lurker
    Thread Starter

    That's what I figured. Thanks everybody!

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