Is underclocking worth it?

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    My new Droid X is plenty fast & I have no desire to overclock it, but I see lots of people underclocking and running low voltages to increase battery life. It seams like it wouldn't really make a noticeable difference since the screen uses most if the power... Has anyone done any real testing? Also, will underclocking cause any lag?

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    On my Droid 2, I didn't have any noticeable increase in battery life while underclocking.

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    even if the screen is using highest % in the settings, the processor is still ALWAYS running.

    lowering the voltages for the speeds = less battery consumed = longer battery life

    might not be a big difference, but it will help.
     
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    Ran it for a few days and didn't notice any difference

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    I don't underclock, but I do run with custom ULV levels. Now I get about 3 to 4 more hours of battery life. I also use profiles with the jrummy overclock app.

    Droid X. Rooted with Z4root and undervolted to save battery life, with jrummy's overclocking app
     
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    Use QuickClock Advanced to undervolt. It will find the lowest stable vsel for your specific setup.
     
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    I figured I'd give it a shot. My main concern was lag, but that doesn't really seem to be an issue. I guess I'll leave it since I don't have anything to lose.

    My settings:
    300MHz, 15
    600MHz, 27
    800MHz, 36
    1GHz, 45
     
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    I'm sure you'll notice a bit of increase in battery life
     
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    I am underclocked and also a pretty heavy user of my DX and I can go until bed without a charge.

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