ThunderBolt Gets Overclocked to 'Lightning Speed' 1.8GHz... Quadrant Score of 2750!

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  1. dgstorm

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    As reported over at AndroidPolice, Derek Rodriguez, was able to overclock his HTC Thunderbolt to a ridiculous 1.8GHz! He hit a top Quadrant score of 2750 as you can see from the pic above. He made it a point to note that you shouldn't keep your phone at those kind of clock-speeds for extended periods of time and even Tweeted, "you think I’d really let my phone sit at that?"

    You may not be able to utilize those kinds of speeds yet, but the future looks fast!

    Source: AndroidPolice
     
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    Cool, yes. But I agree, its not something to be done for long. I can get my desktop to about 4.2Ghz, but its not safe without proper cooling.
     
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    Don't be ridiculous, the phone won't have enough battery life to heat up that much in the first place.
     
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    Yea all of you always have things to say about processor heat without knowing the difference between PC processors and the ones found in our phones. It's simply not the same and doesn't translate, massive reductions in Active Voltage, Thicker gate dielectric (see "MOSFET" and differences between Low Power Processes and High Performance Processes, and also see "Doping".) , Micro Architecture, Power Gating, Dynamic Scaling, on and on...the same rules simply don't apply.

    Combine many or all of these differences and it shows that heat sinking and fans are not necessary due to the extremely efficient design used on these SoC's, even at high overclocking.
     
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    LOL :rofl3:
     
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    Yea I admit that was funny...lol

    Someone pointed out the EVO 4G Shift got overclock and hit 3000+ on Quadrant....yet no article about that...

    Anyway, thats amazing for the Thunderbolt. Is it running 2.2 or 2.3? Some with the leaked 2.3 on the X are seeing increases in Quadrant with their limited overclock. I can imagine this will get higher on 2.3.
     
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    Uh, Dude we know the difference, I think he was going for the joke.
    Lighten up Francis.
     
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    I have a question. When you overclock your phone does the battery last longer or get worst?
     
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    I found that it was about the same for me on my Droid 1 when I overclocked. The process got done quicker thus taking less CPU time overall.
     
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    On my D1, the main advantage of custom kernels and overclocking apps to the battery life comes from underclocking the phone while the screen is off, not from having it perform tasks faster. Just powering the screen is a massive battery drain, and with your processor set higher, your battery life will be dramatically shorter if you are constantly playing with your phone.
    However, a good kernel with low and high slots can give you the best of both worlds by keeping your power consumption way down when your screen is off and you aren't doing anything, and the battery you save can give you longer overall battery life even though you use more power when the processor is running at higher speeds.
    #Winning!
     
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    I should also point to lower voltage kernels also, even though I think a low voltage kernel at top speed uses more power then the stock kernel at full speed. It makes sense if you think stock voltage at 600mhz vs low voltage at 1200mhz.
     
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