Kernel Question

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  1. abraham3660

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    So, I recently rooted my droid, and quickly became a ROM flashing addict. I still have many questions though. My question is, do you have to be overclocked to install kernals? What is so great about installing these kernals? And if i have to be overclocked, can somebody please point me to a easy overclocking guide for motorloa droid? Oh, and how safe is overclocking? Thanks.
     
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    One way to overclock your droid is to get the application setcpu or "overclock widget"
     
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    Overclocking is safe to a certain value of safe. To overclock you'll want to install SetCPU from the market -- $2 but some of the best $2 you'll ever spend.

    Most ROMs come with a kernel that's (basically) stock but others come with custom kernels -- either way you can overclock most of them to at least 800MHz; stock will go that fast because of Flash.

    For information on overclocking read Skull One's excellent but technical thread Overclocking 101.

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/hacking-faqs/47871-overclocking-101-a.html

    For extreme overclocking you'll want to find kernel writers like ChevyNo1, P3Droid, and SlayHer. For those you're on your own. :)
     
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