What are the pros and cons of Overclocking the Motorola Droid?

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    I'm curious about the pros and cons of overclocking the Droid...

    I'm seriously considering it and want to see if it's worth it or not.

    Thanks!
     
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    Pros: SPEED!!!!!
    better responsiveness, faster loading times,

    Cons: a little heat but nothing that will cause damage
     
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    Overclocking, WiFi tether, drocap2, root explorer, easier custom boot animations, 5 screens, better looking, etc.
     
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    Agree with everything you say here
     
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    She was asking about overclocking guys.....that's it
     
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    Oh, I was just giving the typical canned response that I give to this question that pops up all the time.
     
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    Hey Crazy....I am TRULY sorry if you are not a girl!! My bad!!

    I don't even know why I said "She", I wasn't even thinking....there's nothing that even implies anything female about the name "Crazy" really...

    SORRY
     
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    I see... sounds awesome!

    Regarding the heating, how heated does it get? And it won't damage the phone whosoever, right?

    And why do people keep their droids at different speeds? I see people with 1ghz, 950, 900, etc.. is there a reason? Why doesn't everyone do 1ghz? Just wondering.

    Once again, thanks :)
     
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    Haha, it's all good bro :p Happens all the time for some awkward reason, lol.
     
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    Some peoples Droids aren't stable at higher speeds and some are....

    And the heat won't damage the phone....it has to get pretty high to cause damage...

    Mine usually stays in the 80's and can get up to 100-110 F while on the internet or downloading something....and also on Navigation and basically things that require more power it gets high
     
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    Heat's not an issue- I use my Droid to heat up Hot Pockets for lunch.:D


    Actually, I've seen an increase of about 5% on average. Basically going from 87 degrees to 91 on idle, 105 to 111 when online. Not a big deal, nothing to worry about.
     
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    Overclocking may shorten the processor's life.
     
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    Really. So, underclocking would improve processor life if I follow your logic.
    Not sure you really understand processors. Given they run within the same temp range, they typically have the same life span. Granted, extreme overclocking could cause problems but typical applications don't approach the capabilities.

    Also, we are talking about a phone here. The processor is running at a fraction of it's capabilities most of the time. When it is in my pocket, it runs at 250MHz. When it is in my hand, it runs at 1000MHz. It spends very little time in my hand. The processor on your computer is typically overclocked constantly. (Based on your BIOS settings) Generating a great deal of heat. Your phone is a different animal.

    Don't believe me, just look at the new Intel (core 7) Nehalem spec's compared to the new IBM Power 7 spec's. Night and day.
     
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    Yeah I gotta agree with SANhacker.....it's a little different with a phone...

    I actually get better battery life with it overclocked and underclocked in SetCPU...if that has anything to do with the life of the processor I don't know...

    But I really don't think it does
     
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    Just show me the way to a new "whiskey bar"
     
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