Overclocking and phone calls

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  1. hydrogenman
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    I get great battery life on my overclocked droid unless I'm on a phone call.

    I'm running SM 2.0.3 and an overclock at 800 mhz


    I have about 30 minutes of call time, my battery's at 40% (was at 100 when I took it off charger), and the battery monitor says about 68% of the battery use is from the phone call.

    30 minutes of phone time shouldn't drain 50% of a full battery charge (roughly based on math).

    Perhaps I have a profile set incorrectly...any ideas?
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    thats probably your problem try dont know ive never had that issue but i know my phone keels over when using some apps
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    Just use SetCPU to set to like 500mHz max/250mHz min on sleep/standby, and that should fix the problem (as you know screen turns off when you are on the phone). At least it did for me. I only set the profile that high because when it was lower I was getting pretty slow wake up times when receiving a call when the phone was asleep
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    My profiles are as follows

    Charging
    550 max
    550 min

    Sleep/Standby
    250 max
    250 min

    Power < 50%
    550 Max
    250 Min


    Normal settings on main page

    800 Mhz max
    550 Mhz min


    I'm using the ondemand CPU governor with set on boot


    Thoughts?

    what CPU governor should I use?
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    ondemand is the governor we should be using. it is meant to respond to cpu demands and ramp up speed when needed and will slow down when not needed.
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    Lower your min on normal settings. There is no reason for the CPU to always run at 550MHz+. This is my setup and I have great battery life.

    Normal
    1000 Max
    250 Min

    Charging
    1000 Max
    250 Min

    Sleep/Standby
    550 Max
    250 Min

    Power < 40%
    550 Max
    125 Min

    Battery > 45.5C
    550 Max
    125 Min

    CPU Governor: On Demand
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    Can anyone offer an explanation of the advanced settings? Also, what do the 'set on boot' options do? Should I add SetCPU to my task manager's ignore list?
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    absolutely otherwise you will keep killing the process and returning to the normal clock of 550 i believe, but im not sure thats exactly what happens but i always add it just to be safe and i havent had any problems
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    I can't answer your question, but there is a website under the About button. I went to it once, but don't really remember much as I setup Setcpu a long time ago.
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    advanced settings let you customize the ondemand govenor. if you change the powerbias option or the upthreshold % you can change how much load before the cpu ramps up speed to save power by not having it run 100% just because an email came in.
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    I rooted my phone how can I overclock my phone?

    Do I have to install set cpu?

    what setting do I enter to change this?

    When installing the rooting process and it give you the checklist of what things you want do you uncheck the star to have them? Or keep the star to keep the item next to it.

    Example (x)HQ YOU TUBE
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    You can really set the minimum for everything at 125..

    I had problems with lag sometimes when unlocking the phone to receive a phone call at 250/250 so I set it to 550/125.. I find this saves just as much battery because the phone will only run up to 550 when it needs to, otherwise it will be around 125..

    All of my profiles have a min of 125 and I see no performance loss than when I put it at 250 minimum.. the only difference is a gain in battery with the 125 min for me.

    running overclocked at 800/125 normally seems to be perfectly fine