So I got a replacement droid, and a lesson on overclocking

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    Hi everybody, So I've been rooted and overclocked for about a month now and loving it, that is except for a few days ago when 'Sexy' (my droid) decided that her magnetic sensor was going to quit, most likely a result of overheating. She will be missed, but I'm probably gonna forget her now that most of my time will be spent with her twin 'Sexy mk:II'.

    Just a forewarning to all those going where no DROID has gone before. Live long and prosper fellow DROIDs. [​IMG]
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    what makes you think that the sensor failed due to heat? And that the heat was from the OC?
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    also interested. im sure that you had a temp monitor when you OC'd to maintain some control.
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    Usually it would register that the media dock was attached at aound 43C(it wasn't), then all hell would break loose with the magnetic sensor. This happened only at that temp, and more frequently with time, so I assume that it was the heat that killed it.
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    I have had my phone overclocked at 1 gHZ for other a month and use both the Multimedia Dock and Car Dock daily. I don't think overheating is what caused it.
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    43C?? Christ howd you do that? I am at 32 right now at 800mhz.
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    I've been running 1.2Ghz since it was initially released. o_O
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    Impressive, most impressive.
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    No idea, it was one of the first DROIDs made back in October. Certainly kept my hands nice and toasty.
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    i got a my droid the first day they were avaiable, and i never go over about 35C and im at 900Mhz
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    Mines pretty toasty too. Usually about 95f, but i have spikes to around 115f. Ive even hit 126f, which really freaked me out. Im running DM 1.0 @ 800. But I never really had heat issues with the later version of SholesMod, and that was at 1k-1.2k. I wonder what changed.
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    It's amazing to see the people who root come out and deny it could have been the overclocking that did it.

    Wake up guys - you're taking a risk and you know it. Every Droid chip is different.
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    I doubt that 43*c could cause much problems

    In the user guide it states to avoid ambient temperatures over 45c/113f If your ambient temp is that high your operating temp will be significantly higher.