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Low Voltage Kernel vs stock

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Timaphillips, May 26, 2010.

  1. Timaphillips

    Timaphillips Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Assuming I keep CPU speeds the same as stock, is a low voltage kernel going to save my battery life significantly?

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  2. tom108

    tom108 Android Expert

    it should but it may take some time to find a kernel that works best for your phone.
  3. bose301s

    bose301s Well-Known Member

    Yes as power consumption of an IC is related to the square of the voltage of the chip.
  4. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser

    V = IR

    P = VI = I^2 * R = V^2/R

    But yes, lower voltage means lower power consumption. :D
  5. bose301s

    bose301s Well-Known Member

    Oversimplified but yes, I took a VLSI class a couple of years ago and we went in depth into power consumption of chips.
  6. ska.t73

    ska.t73 Android Expert

    I was told there would be no math!

    (BTW I have NO idea what you typed there...)
  7. altimax98

    altimax98 Android Enthusiast

    this makes me ask... are there any stock voltage overclocked kernals out there? because i remember staying lower and running faster when the OC kernals were first introduced.

    Now i hit 50c+ frequently, and im on P3 1ghz LV kernal and its the coolest ive run

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