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  1. buzzcon

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    I am running Victorious 0.2.2 and have updated the firmware with update2.zip. Since I installed the update, I cannot receive MMS (images only, the text comes through), this is not news to anyone, but I have also had two instances where the phone was acting like the CPU was at %100 and it was acting like a PC that was running out of resources.

    These happened while doing two completely different things. One was while playing Candy Crush (I know, really? :rolleyes:), and the other was when I had an incoming call which I missed due to the issue.

    Keep in mind, I am not complaining, just reporting my experiences. I started a new thread because I didn't know what thread to add it to. I also posted in case others were have the same issue and wasn't sure if it was normal. This issue has NEVER happened before, so I am leaning towards it being related to the Firmware update.
     

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    If youre OCed to 1.8 (+50%) things like this will happen occasionally. Try backing it down a few steps on the governor, maybe 1.6?

    If it still happens at lower clocks I would suspect a software issue, but I would try not pushing the phone so hard first.

    For an easy test, try enabling powersave mode, leave it on for a few days. It cuts clocks by 33%. If it happens with psm on you can rule out OC instability.
     
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    I use SetCPU and always run the max at 1.512 and the min at 486. Hasn't happened again since yesterday.

    If it happens again, I will give Powersave a try. Thanks!
     
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    Update. I had the same issue today while playing Candy Crush. I switched on Powersave mode, and that actually made things worse. I was using Conservative for governor and switched it to SmartassV2 and will see if that helps.
     
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    Have you tried restoring to stock & reflashing?
     
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    Not yet. I will try a few different governor settings and see if that helps first.
     
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    Sounds like it's unstable when under stress. You may have a cpu that can't handle being oc'ed or may only handle a notch or 2 over stock 1.2. If it keeps has happening after reflashing try backing your max down even more.
     
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    Seems like using SmartassV2 the phone is way more responsive. No issues since switching governors.
     

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