just making sure I have this OC thing right

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    Just making sure I'm doing this right before I do anything dumb. I have Bugless Beast V.6 (which I have read BB should support OCing, correct?)

    If I want to OC past the underclocked 550mhz, I need to download SetCPU from the market, and select "auto detect" to OC then do it?

    And with BB V.6, I am curious as to how high I should OC without risking messing up my phone. I KNOW OCing at all is a risk, so I want to keep it on the safe side. 550mhz is stock underclocked, so I was thinking 650ish was safe but will up my performance?

    Thanks guys
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    Basically ROMs have been OCing for a WHILE now...

    But unfortunately I believe that BB ROMs are NOT OC'd by default. At the top of Pete's thread did you see where he referenced ChevyNo1 and AdamZ links? Those are the kernels you need to apply before you can OC...

    And another thing, yes you need SetCPU. But, 650MHz isn't even an option to OC to lol you're gonna have to go a little higher than that!!

    Usually the speeds are 250, 550, maybe 600, 800, maybe 900, 1000, 1200, and maybe 1250

    I would recommend AdamZ's kernel....just put the rom.tgz file on your sdcard and boot into recovery...then choose Install....then choose Install ROM from sdcard...and pick that file
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    edit*

    Am I correct in being scared to run 800? haha. I just REALLY don't want to fry my phone by accident by using apps or games, but I still want that boost with the OC

    I'm going to go with adamZ's custom kernal (boot.img) 2.6.32 http://alldroid.org/threads/15431-Custom-Kernel-(Boot.img)-2.6.32-Updates-*02-17*
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    You are *fine* I never OC 800MHz and I've did it since OC has been available if taht tells you anything. I've stayed at 1+GHz. Just try them out yourself and see how your phone reacts.

    And make sure you use the Profiles feature in SetCPU to underclock when the phone is asleep, and whenever it gets to hot etc.

    Another app to use with OC is TempMonitor. So you can check the temps...
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    I'm not natediddy, but you really have to decide which kernel works best with your Droid (everyone's Droids are different). I would say, OC up to 1000MHz with a min of 550 is a good setup for starters. Also, set up your profiles on setcpu and download the full paid version of tempmonitor (be sure not to exceed 45C!... I don't remember the exact link, but I read that figure in a thread somewhere). As long as you keep tabs with your temps and your phone doesn't experience FCs or the like on a regular basis, then you're good to go. I personally use Chevy's 5-slot 1.0GHz kernel, and it keeps my device working top-notch efficient while staying cool :) I tried AdamZ kernels before, but they kept my temps up to 45C consistently... not good. This is from my own experience with my own Droid, though... so your personal observations may differ. Bottom line, experiment away and enjoy!

    Edit: Try a little higher than 650... at least 800-900...
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    Fixed!!!! *phew*

    At least I know I'm using SPrecovery and making my backups/restores correctly :D
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    bm, i am having the same problem, i updated to bb v0.7 and that worked fine. then i installed one of chevys kernels and when i rebooted after the installation, i was stuck at the M loading screen. what can i do now?
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    Do a SPRecovery restore and/or try a new kernel, maybe a slower one. Some phones don't play well with all kernels.
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    so i tried a few of chevys kernels, none of them seem to work for me, i still get the same problem.
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    yep i did, even tried adams kernels too, still the same problem. :(
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    Now im afraid to download any other kernels :(
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    fear not, it finally worked for me. it took a couple more tries but i got the ChevyNo1-1.1Ghz-OC-5slot to work. finally a day of messing around with the phone it WORKS! now lets see if this pays off. i def do feel like my phone is on roids and i am only running at 800mhz.
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    Mine works now and I am using Chevy's 1.1Ghz 10 slot at 900Mhz. Are you using TempMonitor? I'm curious if there is a free way to check the temp
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    You can use the free version of TempMonitor; however, it is not as accurate as the full one. When checking temps, you would want to focus more on the CPU temps rather than the battery temp.

    Glad that you're enjoying the OCing! If any questions, please feel free to ask away.
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    bmb, i purchased the full version of temp mon, its worth it. just wish they had a widget for it cuz that would be great!

    when monitory cpu temps, what #'s am i looking for? i mean, what is a safe range for the cpu temp, at what temp should i start to worry, when should i panic if it reaches a certain #, etc? should i pay attention to the battery temps as well?
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    Alright I'll probably get it too then. I'm running at 900mhz right now but I have a strange urge to keep pushing it higher haha :D
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    I'm currently un-rooted and stock. But that's about to change. Now for overclocking, alot of people are saying that the OC kernels that come with most roms aren't as good as the ones released by ChevyNo1, so they flash those. Now I have no idea what's the difference between all the ESEs and EDEs, like the ESE25 or EDE53 or EDE56 or 57 or whatever they are. Can someone shed some light on these for me?? I have no idea which one to download...besides the 5-slot one, since most people say that they're more stable then the 10-slot kernels. Thanks.