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Root Just Rooted, SetCPU

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by namoroman, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. namoroman

    namoroman Well-Known Member
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    I searched the forums for something like this, sorry if I missed it somehow.

    I recently rooted my EVO (Tonight!) I downloaded SetCPU so the processor will run faster when its awake and slower when its not. I can't for the life of me seem to figure out how the heck to get it to overclock. I don't see the word anywhere in the app, and the slide bar only goes up to 998 mhz (my Evo's max?) Is it in the other menu settings I don't quite get? Any help would be great.
     

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  2. tsipa

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    Are you running a custom kernel? If not, you will not be able to overclock and you can only underclock if you disable perflock through the SetCPU menu.
     
  3. namoroman

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    Ah, that explains it. I'm just running a stock ROM & kernel for now. Perflock is disabled. Thanks for the answer!
     
  4. tsipa

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    If you are running the stock kernel, you must disable perflock after each boot in order for SetCPU to work properly.
     
  5. wake69

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    You also have to press menu and go to device selection and use the auto detect speeds, and that will give you more options to work from.
     
  6. namoroman

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    Thanks for the advice. Am I correct in thinking using SetCPU to underclock when the screen is off helps increase battery life?
     
  7. tsipa

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    If you are on a stock kernel, yes. If you are using a kernel with HAVS implemented, no.
     
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