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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by droidftw, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. droidftw

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    What bad affects can overclocking have on my phone. Because i mean if the procesur ia at 550 and out runs at 800 cant that do bad things to it. Ty in advance
     

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    really the only bad things that can happen are from overheating. if you browse the forum there are several posts about safe temps and max temps for the processor. also there are many low voltage kernels that you can use to help keep the stress down and the temp down.
     
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    Im trying to convince my dad it wont ruin the phone so there is no way i can run anythomg other tjan droid mod do what is a kernel
     
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    For starters, the processor in the Droid is spec'd for 1 GHz and is factory UNDER clocked to 550 MHz. It is designed to run up to 1 GHz fine. The low voltage kernels that clock it over 550 are great and can even reduce the average temp of the CPU if you use profiles and such. Of course, there's no HUGE gain in overclocking so I wouldnt worry about it if you dont do it.
     
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    Don't mod Dad's stuff.

    Not his phone.

    Certainly not his car.

    I heard of a kid once getting a softloader and flashing an updated ECU mod on his mom's car. Considering it cost about $750 and voided the warranty, not good.

    Bottom line, if he is fine, leave it alone.
     
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    aactuly my phone his money for phone and contract and insurance deduct
     
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    sounds like technically it is his phone and you are the driver. :)
     
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    Lol sorta like dat
     
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    i would keep it stock if its his money, since you can break it and he would likely pay
     
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    I'm rooted with cyanogen
     
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    Where are the threads about people who damaged their phones by overclocking? I'm not saying it hasn't happened...I just haven't heard about it. I've been running various ROMs and kernels for around 3 months now and haven't had any cause for concern.
     
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    Admittedly, if I damaged my phone from overclocking, I'd probably be too embarassed to say much. Maybe I'd say something as a warning to others, but you do have a point.
     

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