overclocking

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    I just wanted to get everyones opinion on overclocking.

    I'm considering doing it myself since 2.1 is a bit laggy, and I've noticed that a lot of people are running at 1 ghz and over. To me, it sounds a bit extensive.. but if its stable and works, I wouldn't mind going for it.

    So has anybody had problems with their droids overheating or even frying from overclocking? And what do you guys think is a good speed to run at?

    Thanks
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    I overclock mine at 900 regularly and at 1.25 ghz while it's charging. Never experienced any problems of overheating.
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    Running at 1.1GHz or more for at least a month or more now.
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    Pretty much the same story as everyone else... been running anywhere from 800mhz to 1.2ghz for over two months and I have never reached my 120*F temperature threshold. For that matter I really haven't even come very close to that temp.
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    thanks guys. From the sounds of it, Motorola really set that processor up under potential.
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    running UDv8 at 1.2ghz set on "performance" and its blazing fast. I'd recommend overclocking. It really unlocks the power of the Droid.
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    I followed this great write up to install BB, I am using v0.8 for about a week with no issues and I am now thinking of over clocking my phone(want to run up to 800) with a new kernel. The question I have is do I need to now clear off my home screens(Helix is running as well) and go through with a full wipe of the phone again(and backup) or just start from step 45 while choosing the correct kernel for 2.1? I installed Helix as well as SetCPU already.

    As far as temps go how much affect will cases have, I have the pebbly finished one that Verizon sells.
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    I've been doing 800 since I OC'd, haven't tried 1000 yet. Is there really much of a difference between 800 and 1000, that is noticeable, or is it "all in your head" haha...I don't want to push my Droid more than I have to especially if the change is negligible.
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    Been running 800 since day one of owning a Droid. Read the guides and read up on SetCPU and you will be golden.
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    My case doesn't seem to affect the temps at all. I usually keep it at 800MHz up to 1200MHz
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