Overclocked droid temp

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    Ive rooted and hacked my droid its been that way for months and i just overclocked to 900 and i was wondering about what temp the droid should run at. I've never seen it go above 105 and i was running the 600mhz. When should i start to worry or stop and let it cool down? if it gets to 105 ill usually take a break and let it cool but is running it at that temp fine?

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    Wondering the same thing.
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    I've had my Droid at 160F for 30-40 minutes and the result was nothing, that was a month ago and it still runs like brand new.

    Don't worry about it. Just set your fail-safe in SetCPU to like 140F at 550 or 600mhz. :)
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    mine

    Had my 900mhz motodroid reach 125 degrees farenheit while using nav apps while plugged in.
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    How do you set a fail safe?
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    Open SetCPU > Profiles > scroll to the bottom for Failsafe Profile > Modify > set your temp.

    Be sure to enable both the profile under modify and at the top of the profile overview.

    Done. :)
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    I only have charging sleep/standby and power < (set)% I've had this set cpu for awhile should I buy the one in the market?
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    Huh, I didn't know there were different versions!

    And yea I'd recommend it just to be safe. As the saying goes, better safe than sorry, especially for chump change.
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    yeah its an old version i got off the web when i downloaded v2.5 of smoked glass rom .99 cents or hundreds to buy a new droid lol kinda a no brainier thanks for the help
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    when you say set it to 140F at 550 or 600mhz will the fail safe kick in if im running at 900mhz-1ghz?
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    yes, it will put you dowwn to 550 when the temp goes over 140

    I hit 153 today, made me a bit nervous haha
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    haha ive never seen above 107 with my droid and it feels d@mn hot I'd hate to see what 150 feels like. i love this fourm i dunno what I'd do without you guys.
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    As mentioned yes. If your not comfortable with a temp that high, set it to 120 or 130, but I'm no longer worried about these temps at all personally. IMO, the Droid is nearly bulletproof. :)
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    The temp is at the location of the actual chip it's self, it does reach a point where you'd have to run at that temp for longer periods of time for the outside to heat up any more. By the time it reaches the case, the heat is dissipated too quickly to really be able to tell. I've seen it go 140 and it felt on the outside like it was running around 90. It would take quite a while for it to get scary hot to the feel.
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    and that is why DROIDDOES :icon_ banana: i bet an iphone cant dance like that
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    FWIW SetCPU is measuring the battery's temp sensor. TempMonitor ($2.99 in the market I think) will let you monitor the CPU's temp sensor.

    I just bought these this weekend myself and have also been wondering how hot is too hot, and why set CPU isn't using the CPU's temp sensor. :confused:
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    Yea I forgot to mention that, thanks.

    To enable CPU temp, open Temp Monitor > Scroll down to the header "Tasmanian_Droid Overdrive Settings" > CPU Temp Notification (check it)

    I also recommend checking "Enable Notification" and "Start on boot" so the numerical value displays in the top tray so you can keep an eye on it for the more aggressive overclockers.
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    anything less than 120F is quite alright AFAIK when Im messing around with it It will usually be between 100 and 120, after playing games for awhile (or something else cpu intensive) while charging Ive seen it at 140F last week I had it OC'd to 1.1ghz and had it charging via the USB port and then one of my friends called me and I picked up the phone and it was pretty damn hot, the outside of the case was probably around 120F because it was hot to the touch and was really hot up against my face when I checked the temp it was around 170F!! I immediately removed the battery and let it cool down for a few minutes and she still works fine.
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    164F is the best I've done, had it charging in the car dock running maps with the hot sun beating down on the dash.

    I can see myself with overheating issues come summer when the sun is trying to kill everything and trying to get maps going on the dash. I need to get that low Voltage Kernel going. :icon_eek:
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    what do you have to do to get that low volt kernel? i already have smoked glass rom and everything that comes with it can i just install adamz kernel on top of it or is it more complicated then that?
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