I downloaded Setcpu from the Market and when I open it up it says
Do i have to install a custom ROM, like Smoked Glass to Overclock?
It even says in the market that SetCPU doesn't work unless you are rooted. I suggest you try DM 1.0 from DroidMod - Everything Droid doesn't, DroidMod does..
Please be respectful. Respect is #1 here at DF Please read our Guidelines of Conduct
Make sure after being rooted, within SetCPU that you have the device set to "auto detect", not motorola droid. This will give you the ability to select the higher CPU speeds, if you pick "motorola Droid" it only give you stock option CPU speeds or less...
First for setcpu you must be rooted. Second you DO NOT need a custom ROM, but you DO need a custom kernel with a little research there are plenty out there. So depending on how much you want to do its your choice. I wouldn't suggest using DMUpdater to root and install a ROM the first time. Find a guide you like and go through the steps and learn what you're doing. Knowing some of the steps can save youif something goes wrong.
Just slide it to make the number go higher. Set it to a number that you want. I'd say go with 800MHz first. Then click on the Refresh button. Also, put a check mark on the box that says "Set on Boot".
Can you change clock speed with Locale or some other automatic way? I'd assume the answer in locale would be to use anycut to create the shortcut to do so, and then launch that from Locale with a plugin for launching shortcuts (forget the name of it).
Does setting the device to auto detect correct your problem ?
If not I would suggest the same as above, do some reaserch and have your kernel set.
I used DMupdater and installed DroidMod 1.0....