Noticeable difference in speed of phone after ovderclock?

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  1. kermitdfrogdroid
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    I was wondering how many people notice the faster cpu with everyday use. Also what kind of battery life difference do you notice running @ 1ghz with moderate use in a day?

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    Overall phone responsiveness seems to be quicker, overall I don't think there is a big difference in how fast the phone app or music app work to be noticeable. But moving between screens, the app drawer, loading apps....all that is much quicker/faster.

    I run at 1050mhz and get a good full day of use out of it. I'll flash a ROM, run a backup, change a kernel, browse the market, handle 90% of my emails, run Wi-Fi 40% of the day and GPS 100% (turn on anyway). I don't play games and I don't talk a tremendous amount on it. It's email/web/messaging/app searching is mostly what I use my phone for.
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    Aside from a few synthetic benchmark scores you won't notice any real improvement. App tray scrolling may be noticeably smoother (not really enough action going on there to notice a HUGE improvement) but that's about it.

    Web browsing, playing music, google maps, etc. doesn't run any faster. The apps may open a few hundred milliseconds faster but you'd never notice it. Videos don't play any smoother because the playback works properly to begin with. If there was a decent codec for h and x264 hidef video files it would make a nice improvement in that playback but I still ain't convinced there's enough cpu power in the droid to decode those videos properly, even with a well written codec.

    As for battery use I have to charge about every 30 hours or so. Do a lot of browsing (wifi) and about an hours worth of gps usage once a day. Gps doesn't drain your battery unless its in use, as far as I know anyway. Play some music off the sd card, some texting and talking. Use a metronome app for an hour or two each night and because of the way I use it the screen stays on a lot during that time. Not the entire time though.

    I'm clocked at 1200.
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    Overclocking makes or breaks Adobe Flash on my Droid. If it's another below 800 Mhz, Hulu (and most flash) runs horribly. I'm curious to see how a stock Droid will react to flash with 2.2...
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    good point dude - I'm sure it makes a noticeable difference in that too. Im running a 2.1 rom and haven't tried flash on the 2.2 based rom I ran for a couple days.
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    Big Time!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    definitely a huge difference.

    i'm only running at 800mhz and i notice a huge difference between stock speed and this speed. also did a side-by-side with my friends stock droid and mine blew his out the water.

    I could go to 1ghz if i wanted:)
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    Ive definitely noticed a huge difference with my Droid overclocked to 1Ghz (where I normally run it daily). It feels more responsive, and battery life isnt really any different.
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    Big difference. Test it yourself.

    Take set CPU and run at 1G make it so that at 50% battery it goes to 550. You will know when you hit 50% battery.

    I set up a profile to go from 1000 down to 600 at 30% and my phone became a dog when it hit 30%.
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    It's definitely snappier. Froyo makes a huge difference as well.
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