Will overclocking my phone to 600mhz have any negative effects in the long run??
Will it ware out my phone faster or something?
speaking of my experience on computers, overclocking is mostly a matter of cooling.
Even if it comes to such a small computer as the droid.
I think there is no NEED to overclock, so why do it? The device runs smooth!
but since it was made yesterday, we have no idea about long term usage.
because the CPU was manufactured to run at 600MHz, all we're doing is removing the 550MHz limitation, so technically its not "overclocking" its running at stock.
thus it should not do any long term damage.
You make a good point I might go with you on that
Didn't want to post there cuz it was gonna be full of ppl asking for help on doing it.
But you make a good point on the fact it was made to run at 600 but why wuld they put a limitation if there was no reason
I already rooted my droid and Ive done loads with it but thats only cuz I have complete faith in my tech skills but this processor thing is beyond my control but hell nah if the iphone can do tht **** the Droid for sure can. so ill do it.
There's definitely still the possibility for damage. Even though the processor is spec'd at 600 mhz, this phone was designed to run it at 550 mhz. When they design phones, they do have to worry about cooling, but they only worry about keeping it cool at the speed they intend to clock it at. So, at 600 mhz, the droid may not be able to cool it adequately, and thus it will tend to run hotter.
Now, I'm fairly certain that there's circuit-level protection that cuts the phone off it it hits a certain temperature, so you won't "fry" the processor, but you could definitely shorten the life of the processor.
Also, your battery life would suck, and I heard it's very glitchy, so I don't think it's worth it.
EDIT: Droid native-> 550 mhz
Last edited by Amall; 01-10-2010 at 05:27 PM.