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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ajh94, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. ajh94

    ajh94 Android Expert
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    What governor/scailing should i use?

    What should I use as my min and max

    & what profiles should I use.

    Also what are u all using? cheers! :)

  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Not all phones are the same, so the max in particular will vary. Could also depend on kernels.

    Personally I use Ondemand, 128-998, and that's it, no profiles. ManU 1.4 HAVS AXI kernel with custom voltage levels.

    Edit: Tell a lie - I hadn't used profiles since 2010, but did have a play earlier this week, and had still got one active: screen off 128-384, same governor. I've turned it off again now though.
  3. Tyseyh

    Tyseyh Android Expert

    I'm on 1036 max 128min on smart arse.
    Not sure on the kernel, just put a new ROM on.
  4. Paul8944

    Paul8944 Well-Known Member

    I'm using smartass governor with 1113mhz Max and 128mhz min, with a thalamus kernal mod 4
    Battery seems fine so far and performance not compromised
  5. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    128-1036 screen on
    128-384 screen off

    On demand.
  6. ajh94

    ajh94 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    thanks for all the replies :)
  7. brains_t

    brains_t Lurker

    I found the screen off setting interferes with radio streaming
  8. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    I dont stream radio because I live in the UK and Radio is appauling.

    I use Poweramp and Google music with no problems though. Every now and again it causes an issue but then I find even disabling the profile doesn't resolve, but a reboot does.
  9. ajh94

    ajh94 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    SUroot... for Priority when setting the screen off profile, what should that be? its my only profile, is 50 okay or should it be 100? cheers!
  10. ajh94

    ajh94 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Also how do you set custom voltage levels and is it worth doing?
  11. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    If its the only profile, priority is irrelevant.

    You need a kernel that supports voltage changes to do that, such as manu. I use a script to do this but theres an app that will do it. Details in the manu thread
  12. ajh94

    ajh94 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    cheers, what should the new volatges be and how much better do they actually make the battery life? & does it make performance worse?
  13. GrenW

    GrenW Android Expert

    When I used SetCPU I used Smartass 256-1152. No profiles as Smartass sorts out the screen off itself.

    Now use On Demand through Redux : 245 - 1113

    Never liked going lower as it can cause wake up problems/hesitation
  14. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    You sure the wake problem wasn't Smartass rather than cpu frequency? I've used 128 min for a long time with little or no problem (none in last several months). But if I ever select Smartass it becomes a struggle to wake the phone.

    SmartassV2 seems better in that respect, i.e. no wake problems in a short test, but screen-off current was slightly higher that Ondemand. Haven't given that one a real world drain test yet.
  15. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    You have to find your own stable voltages
  16. GrenW

    GrenW Android Expert

    You may be right. Only really used Smartass to test it. Current kernel doesn't have v2 but am happy with ondemand.
  17. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert

    hi guys.

    been wondering about this topic myself recently.
    I've not tried it before because I'm concerned about wake speed. don't like lag :-\

    is the main reason for doing this to help battery I'm guessing?

    I'm on dGB with manu btw.

  18. GrenW

    GrenW Android Expert

    Its all about the battery. Most of the time our phones have their screens off. Running the CPU at 1/4 or less clock speed should save quite a bit and won't effect the background data syncs.

    SetCPU has a log screen where you can see how long it has spent at each frequency. Most is at the lower value.
  19. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert

    ok thanks. will check it out
  20. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    The thing you don't want to do is set a screen off profile with both min and max set to 128 - that will lag. I don't use profiles at all, but those who do normally set min = 128 (on kernels which support it) and max = 245 or 384, which is enough to avoid that problem.
  21. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert

    ok cool thanks. I will start without them and
    see how it goes

    .....installed and just set min to 128 :)
  22. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert

    55% left after 10 hours moderate use. ie no calls. just check these forum
    posts and a few texts. not amazing I'm thinking :-\
  23. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Whats your screen usage? Calls arent particularly a battery killer. Screen is. If you dont touch your phone at all, that 55% will last you days. Thats where the kernel comes into play. Nothing a kernel can do about battery drain when being used by the radio or screen. Kernel can only help with things that use CPU.
  24. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert

    hi Dan.

    right ok. thought that might be case.
    I've been jumping on and off it to check the forum updates here.
    but other than that its been sat on the desk.
    will be interesting to see if it lasts the evening :)

  25. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    So how.long has your screen been on?

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