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Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by mthorn79, Jul 27, 2010.

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    Currently running a 1gz kernel but see all these guys around touting they are running above 1gz...I tried running the 1.1 kernel and had force closes and reboots left & right. Is there settings in SetCPU that I need to adjust in order to run at those speeds that I'm missing here?

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    I run a 1.1 ghz Kernel from P3, low end is 250. I vary rarely get a force close or anything like that on my Droid, and I too am overclocked to 1 ghz.

    P3Droid Kernels

    If you'd like to try one of his kernels. Also if it still occurs and you've tried the kernel switch consider possibly doing a factory data reset.
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    Actually my first kernal I ever tried was a P3 kernal and never could get it to boot past the Droid logo loop it kept doing. Been running Chevy kernals since no problems with the 1gz and under kernals. Don't know if I want to try another P3 experience again...had to end up running RSD lite just to take it out of its freezup!

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    Thats the way it goes man, every Droid is different due to tiny differences in the chips and processors.

    Some Droids can handle 1.25Ghz no problem, while a select few might not be able to handle even 800mhz.
    That is why the Droid stock is only 550mhz because of so many differences they want to pick a safe level that 99.9% of Droids can run safe at. 99.9% of Droids cannot run 1.25hz.

    Try out different kernels, voltages, and speeds.

    I started off with Chevyno1's for a few days and got high temps and lotsof FC's and reboots, even at 800mhz.

    Switched to P3 and now I run 1.2Ghz smooth as a whistle.


    While it sucks, your phone might not be able to run over 1.25Ghz, but 1Ghz is still almost 2x as fast as stock.
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    I'll try P3's ONE more time...we'll see how this goes.
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    Give it a shot man, honestly there isn't a huge diff between 1.0 and 1.2 anyways.
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    Well now my app store is gone...hmm?
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    Well this is the 2nd glitch I've run into with P3 kernals, first the Droid eye now apps are missing. I'm stubborn, time for a nandroid restore! ha
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    Yea man stick with CHevys then and run it at 1.0Ghz
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    Dpaine...I'm definitely sticking to Chevy...why mess with a good thing right?

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    True that man, everything runs diff on different phones.

    I'd be perfectly happy running 1.0Ghz stable on your phone man.
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    Ok so just DLed the ultra low volt 1.2gz kernal and so far so good....just pulled a 1501 benchmark. Not bad, I'll cross my fingers for no crashes.

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    This was the Chevy kernal btw.

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    +1 on Chevy's kernels. I was VERY fortunate to be blessed with a processor that could handle his 1.25Ghz ULV kernel running at max for 5 minutes on the SetCPU stress test with no errors. My best friend's Droid couldn't handle it. So we trial-and-error'd his phone, starting with the 1.25 LV, no go at 1.25Ghz but stable at 1.1Ghz, then went up to 1.25 MV, and lo and behold he was stable. His chip was just a voltage hog. I don't know though if I would be running a medium voltage kernel at 1.25Ghz all the time though; just for benching. His phone got hotter than Satan's crack; I was shocked it didn't "freeze" from the heat!
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    Darth...so far so good with his 1.2...wicked fast!!

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    Have you run the Stress Test for about 4-5 minutes yet? That's about the best indicator you can get. FYI, I run my phone at 250mhz min 1000mhz max with the On Demand setting in SetCPU, get great battery life and temps stay right around 28-35 degrees celsius.
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    I hit the button...does some side flips and then just sits there like a normal info screen...doesn't indicate if running or not so I dunno?

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    Just let it sit there for about 4-5 minutes, with the circle spinning. If you reboot or it freezes, no dice, not stable. If the circle keeps spinning (touch the screen every now and again so the Droid doesn't go to sleep), after 4-5 minutes, hit the back button, and you'll see how many ms you ran and if you had any errors.
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