Rooting Questions

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  1. Fender890

    Fender890 New Member

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    I really haven't noticed a difference between 1.2 and 1.5ghz so I tuned it down just to be on the safe side.

    Thanks for all the help guys!

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    Probably notice more of a boost by installing ADW or LauncherPro than you will by overclocking much more than 1.2GHz. :)
     
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    Little confused.. D1 is 580Mhz (600..500?), and you can up it by 600 to 700mhz, but you cant up the droid X by more than about 200 or so?

    I did root my D1 a while ago, before OTA froyo, and I ran it at 1Ghz and it was fine, never tried 1.2. Figured that was almost double and not a good idea since I didn't want it to burn out.

    Hoping with 2.3 OTA (or rooted sooner than later), my D1 will last me till I can upgrade to the Bionic.
     
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    D1 is 600MHz ratcheting up to 800MHz when Flash plays (Flash needs 800MHz processor for Linux installs). By that logic clocking it up to 1GHz isn't that much of a boost -- but it IS a boost. The DX is a very similar processor clocked at 1GHz to start with, so there's already some heat and voltage issues, but it's still safe. Clocking it any higher, however, you're pushing the envelope.

    Ergo the move to dual-cores. :)
     
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    Overclocking not only brings the potential of heat damage, there is also the issue of the basic chip physics. It takes a finite amount of time for a signal to pass through the transistors in the chip. Different pathways take different times. There is a natural variation in the chip based on statistics. You may have a prime chip that went through all of it's processes perfectly and is capable of delivering the signals without issue at faster speeds, or you may end up on the other end of the bell curve where the capabilities of your particular chip are closer to the guaranteed guidelines.

    Since there are multiple paths for the signal to progress through the chips, you may or may not experience a consistent failure by overclocking.

    It all comes down to how important consistent performance is to you. If you want a guaranteed functionality under all conditions, then stay with the standard clock speed. If you want to roll the dice on whether you have a primo-grade chip... then overclock. You will know you have expected too much of it if you get sporadic or complete failures... beyond the damage done by the extra heat.