To those who overclock past 1 ghz

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    What kind of battery life do you even get? im at 800 mhz and anything higher just turns my battery life to crap, yet i see all these people and their sigs saying they rock a 1.25 ghz kernel. Does anyone actually keep their clock speed that high?
     
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    Are you using a low voltage or ultra low voltage kernel, or are you using a standard voltage kernel?

    Edit: NVM, I just noticed your sig.

    I am back to stock, unrooted on 2.1, but when I was rooted, I also ran at 800mhz on a low voltage kernel. I also had less than great battery life, but I use the browser a lot.
     
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    i use a medium voltage 1.1 ghz kernal and i get excelent battery life
     
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    do you keep it on 1.1 ghz? which kernel is it, Chevys?
     
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    its Chevy's and i use Bbv.4 and dont use setcpu
     
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    i use bb .04 with chevno1 ulv 1.25 i run setcpu when i need the performance i turn it up to 1250. avaerage use i get about 10 hours before needing to charge.

    so i started turning clock down to 800 when i dont need performance and get 24 hours before needing to charge

    but some people just use petes scaling and dont run setcpu
     
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    I take it off the charger and it is usually good until I go to bed the same night. Easily 12 hours, usually 17-18. How many hours does your phone last?
     
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    so is it better to just use the regular kernel without setcpu or does it matter?
     
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    No, you want to use setCPU IMHO. It will help the battery by lowering the performance in certain situations, like sleep mode. Plus if your battery does get too hot it has safe guards on it to prevent harm to the battery. I think SetCPU is a must have.
     
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    yea, that's what I thought.figured I'd ask though
     
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    Using setcpu profiles will help out your battery life significantly. I run at 1.1ghz until the battery is down to 80%, then ratchet back to 800mhz. When the screen drops my max cycles at 250mhz, which I think contributes most of my battery savings.

    After a day of barely putting the phone in back in my pocket, I can expect to go a full 15-17 hours
     
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    I can usually go all day oc'd at 1.2ghz with moderate use
     
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    My phone gets around 7 hours, 10 max. I am using ud 5.01 and p3 droids low voltage 800 mhz. Any thing ulv causes my phone to brick right after I come out of recovery. Am I doing something wrong or is my droid just cursed?:icon_eek:
     
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    Do you mean boot loops or won't go past the M logo? If you were bricked your phone wouldn't turn on at all. Stick with the LV kernels if ULV doesn't work for you. I run UD 5.0.1 also with Chevy's 1.2 LV kernel and it couldn't be smoother. Do you run a lot of widgets that are constantly updating that might be killing your battery?
     
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    I usuallly run ULV 1.1-1.25 max and get at the very least 12 hours. That's with about an hour or so of browsing, another hour or so of NewsRob RSS reading, checking 50+ emails, a few texts, and a half-hour or less of calls. 1.25 isn't too stable but 1.1-1.2 is perfect. I use the free OC widget, which switches speed when screen is off. Excellent for my needs.