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  1. pacedrum69

    pacedrum69 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I have Evil Eris 3.0....and I have downloaded SetCPU....question is....how do I overclock my phone ( make it faster??)

    What do i do once in Set CPU?:thinking:

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  2. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Android Expert

    A safe setting is 710 max, 528 min.

    Then do some research about setting profiles. I dont recommend trying to go too high. You can send your phone into a boot cycle.
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  3. pacedrum69

    pacedrum69 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    How do I set it higher??
  4. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Android Expert

    Just slide it...
    oh... is 528 your max?
  5. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Android Expert

    If 528 is your max, then you just need a new version or Setcpu.

    Here ya go:
    SetCPU for Root Users [1.5.4] 05/24/2010 - xda-developers

    Just be careful not to slide that baby all the way up.
    And dont click Set on Boot until you're sure it's running smoothly
  6. chuck2530

    chuck2530 Newbie

    I'm newly rooted and was wondering how much difference does overclocking make
  7. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Android Expert

    You know.. I would probably compare it to, if you have an HDTV, changing out the component cables for HDMI.
    You might not actually notice a huge difference(in some cases), but you just know it's better.

    If you're rooted, you must OC:D
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  8. droidkevlar

    droidkevlar Android Expert

    I beg to differ. You notice it when you run multiple apps. When I use BT, wifi and radio before OC, phone would lag like no other. After I OC'd to 806 (dont try this as most ppl phones cant handle this) I run those 3 plus RunKeeper and text and it slows down just a lil bit.

    To each is their own but I can see the diff in speed. And my batt life is actually better too since I have it set to 480/240 in sleep mode.
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  9. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Android Expert

    I agree with you :D

    However, i meant it more towards the average user, possibly like Chuck wo was asking if it's necessary.

    Most would just think their phone is running fine... but not actually notice a difference like us nerds who actually realize how much faster it is.

    Kind of like when i added some mods to my car, new Magnaflow exhaust system, new intake, etc... and my wife says the car feels the same:eek:
    - sigh:(
  10. LexusBrian400

    LexusBrian400 Android Enthusiast

    The MOST IMPORTANT and yet, often overlooked part of SetCPU is the Failsafe Temperature setting. In Profiles, set it to 245/480 and temp to around 43 degrees C. It will prevent you from damaging your phone/cpu/battery. Make sure profiles are ON!! and set your "sleep" profile also, otherwise your cpu could stay running at full speed even whiles its asleep. I use 245/245 or 245/480 for my sleep profile.
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  11. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary
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    LexusBrian400 (Brian?), I'm running Ivan's Eris Official 1.0 and its base setting is at 710 MHz / 19 Mhz.

    I'm thinking that I want to / should set the failsafe temperature setting like you advised, but I'm happy with the ROM's default overclocking settings (i.e., I don't think I need to crank it up any higher, but I'm all for being safe).

    Should I only enable/set the Failsafe profile? and maybe the sleep profile (will it save more battery than my default settings)? Not sure that 19 MHz is really what the phone sleeps at...can that be right?

    Thanks for any guidance you can provide.
  12. Caddyman

    Caddyman Android Expert

    open setcpu

    main screen

    set top slider to 710ish
    set bottom slider to 528ish

    make sure "set on boot" checkbox is NOT ticked until you get everything set and after a few reboots.

    "on demand" should be your daily settings, use "performance" from the dropdown when you are setting up your setcpu.

    ondemand = if you dont need it it will automatically knock your cpu down to help battery and temp, when needed it cranks it to your top setting

    performance = it is pegged at top setting

    click profiles

    tick the top profiles on box

    enable sleep/stanby
    click modify
    set to 245/245

    if you phone lags waking up then you can turn this up a bit to remedy that.

    enable failsafe profile
    set temp to around 40-45c and set the cpu to 245/245

    this is so you dont toast your phone....very important.

    now that that is all set, if your ROM can overclock more then 710, slowly crank up the OC'ing (on main setcpu screen) and test your phone to see how high you can go without forcecloses/reboots/issues etc. once you find that point set it down a notch and you are good to go.
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  13. chuck2530

    chuck2530 Newbie

    Lol at the wife comment I know how you feel
  14. chuck2530

    chuck2530 Newbie

    Lol at the wife comment I know how you feel
  15. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary
    VIP Member

    Caddyman, thanks for the info! Okay, so I enabled profiles, enabled sleep/standby at 245/245, enabled failsafe at 41-degrees and 245/245.

    Doesn't look like Ivan's ROM goes higher than 710 (okay w/me for now), but I didn't change the minimum on the main screen from 19 MHz (i.e., to 528-ish).

    Last question: so, not setting "set on boot" simply keeps these settings between boot cycles? Set-on-boot would be to keep me from having to reset the above values after each reboot?

    Thanks again! Not quite as scary / fun as the initial root process, but a small thrill nonetheless :D Appreciate everyone's help!
  16. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Android Expert

    Scary is your middle name:D
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  17. droidkevlar

    droidkevlar Android Expert

    Correct on set on boot. And I would change main and any profiles that have min set to 19MHz. Can cause lock ups. just remember the lower you go, the slower the proc will go to. Some things may then lock up the phone in that MHz since it cannot handle it. I recommend 480 min for in use and 245 min for when in sleep.

    But to each is their own. But those min's dont make my phone lag when waking up from sleep or any other use.

    For sleep stand by, I would do 480/245. 245/245 I noticed will make phone lag when trying to answer calls or waking up.
  18. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary
    VIP Member

    Thanks for the suggestions droidkevlar. I adjusted my 19 MHz main minimum to 245 Mhz (and I juiced-up my sleep to 480/245), although I have never seen an issue with this (its default 19 MHz) since I rooted in early May. :thinking:

    I did read the zanfur's overclocking page over at xda--wow! that guy is crazy smart!--in which he discussed the issues related to using/setting 19 MHz. This was part of the reason why I never thought that Ivan's ROM came with overclocking enabled--I didn't think that the settings (710/19) would actually work without modifying them.

    I'll watch how everything feels (response time, battery life) since making the suggestions from LexusBrian400, Caddyman, and you, kind Sir! :D

    Thanks again to everyone! We all appreciate and benefit from your feedback.
  19. namu1107

    namu1107 Well-Known Member

    So apparently I can't use SetCPU... when ever I move the min bar or the max bar, the program freezes up on me... and I just bought it... errrr... Anyways, do you guys know of a fix, and if not, what other program can I use?
  20. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Android Expert

    Think you have to be rooted to use it.

    Return it.... if it's within 24 hours....
  21. JrzDroid

    JrzDroid Android Expert

    i have it set to 768 with the latest OC kernel, works quite smooth. I know most of the roms that people are running are using the last OC kernel. If you think your running the last kernel, chekc into upgrading. Make sure you NAND backup first, just download and flash on your current rom. Then jump into SetCPU and have at it.
    I did have my Eris running at 806 on WW3.2, the phone was damn fast
  22. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Android Expert

    He's on 2.1 OTA...
    Wont work.... right?
  23. JrzDroid

    JrzDroid Android Expert

    who's on 2.1?
    it says Evil Eris 2.1
  24. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Android Expert

    NM... maybe we're taking about different peeps:rolleyes:

    Thought you were talking to the latest post NAMU1107, his device say he's OTA....
  25. JrzDroid

    JrzDroid Android Expert

    nope, the OP

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