Should I overclock my nexus to 1.5

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  1. nadav64

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    I was wondering if I should overclock my galaxy nexus back to 1.5. I mean for the only reason they do it was to save my battery life so if I don't want to save battery life then it wouldn't do any harm right?
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    I don't believe there is a stable way to overclock to 1.5ghz quite yet...
     
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    Isn't the nexus under clocked from 1.5 to 1.2? If that's the case why do I need a stable way to underclock it?

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    Because it's undervolted as well as underclocked to 1.2ghz. If you try to run 1.5ghz with 1.2ghz voltages, then it won't be stable.

    Hence, there isn't a stable way to run it at 1.5Ghz until someone releases proper voltages for it to run stable.
     
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    I've heard anything past 1.3ghz causes problems on the phone.
     
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    While it is true that the processor is undervolted by default those settings can easily be modified. The main reason behind the inability to overclock past 1.42 has to do with the way the OMAP sets the clock speed and how ICS interacts with it (OMAP would clock 1.5GHz at 3.0GHz and then the DCC would divide by two - unfortunately, the phone is unwilling to go past 3.0GHz so instead crashed. It is more complicated than that but undervolting has nothing to do with it.)

    To the OP: Try derkernels.com - while overclocking has adverse side effects over the long term if you want to try it out do so there. The GPU is set to 384 or 512 (although the 512 is actually closer to around 480) and the CPU can go up to 1.42 GHz. If battery life does not matter at all set the governor to performance. If it does, but less, choose on demand.

    For reference the default clock speeds are 307MHz and 1.2GHz respectively.

    If you really want to test out past 1.5GHz you can - but be warned, I did some experimenting and not only did my phone burn but it also was crashing every 10 minutes.

    I would not do ANY OF THIS if you cannot ADB and Fasboot like a pro.
     
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    Let's make this real simple people... Stupid is, as Stupid Does... What phone did you have before that was sooooo fast that going from 1.2 to 1.5 makes a real noticeable difference? I came from an OG Droid... 1.2 is WARP 9.9 for me.... get relevant. Don't wack the phone just because you can...
     
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    Agreed, simple answer: It's not necessary.

    You'd have to adjust the voltages, which you aren't capable of doing and apparently the way the OMAP bios multipliers work, 1.5 seems to be impossible currently.
     
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    Yep. Why? 1.2 is fine.
    I have a 1.35ghz kernel at the moment and I still keep it set at 1.2. I just don't see a need to really go past that.

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    Im running at 1.42 right now just fine. Why do i run it that high? Cause i want too.....will i run it at 1.5 when we can? yep. Will i run it at 1.8 if we can? YES!DancingNexus

    Will it shorten the life of my phone....maybe...i have insurance. I have a extended battery...I get good enough battery life.

    I undervolt at 750 at 350mhz and +25 the 1350 and 1420mhz and use hot plug.

    mc3 runs better overclocked with gpu atleast at 384.
     
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    I just rooted my gnexus last week and was unaware overclocking was possible (duh ksaul...) on phones and now I'm pheining for it lol

    So I don't mean to hijack your thread OP but what are the factory set levels and what is the "safest" increase to the processor? Is overclocking even noticeable enough to take on the risk of it all..
    Is it possible to overclock the memory on our phones too (might be a dumb question :-/)

    And finally how do I overclock my gnexus? I know there are kernels I can flash or whatever but isn't there a script or something I can run, know what I mean..? I'd prefer to stay away from replacing my kernel if at all possible

    (Sorry again OP if I hijacked ur thread)

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