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Root Overclock Widget

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Poloki, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Poloki

    Poloki Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Jul 2, 2010
    Hackettstown, NJ
    Any D1 using this app? Seems like you can set the speed anywhere from 250Mhz to 1Ghz and you can also tell it have different range when screen is off. Is this accurate and how does this compare to SetCPU?

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  2. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert

    Feb 8, 2010
    won the lottery
    better off to use the proven and used by 99% of the OC rooted people... SetCPU
  3. ndoren

    ndoren Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM, USA
    I have used it extensively and it works quite well. Its min and max clock values are not specifically 250 and 1000, but instead defined by the slot configuration of your kernel. It's free, simple, and effective. As you note, you can set a different range of clock values for "screen off." This is as close as this program comes to a "profile," meaning it defines speed constraints for a particular condition... in this case, when the screen is off. Thus, you might say it has a "screen-off profile."

    SetCPU has some distinct advantages, however. For one, you can configure any number of profiles that will adjust clock ranges based on operating parameters other than screen on/off. For instance, you can adjust the frequency range based on CPU temperature, battery temperature, or battery charge level. If you aggressively overclock, it's nice having SetCPU throttle the processor speed back when it's getting too hot. Also, depending on your particular kernel, SetCPU supports the scaling governors in your kernel, meaning you have control over how aggressively the clock speeds are changed, as a function of CPU load.

    So, the overclock widget works great for what it does, but its feature set is limited. Neall
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