what to set my droid on Setcpu (rooted)??

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    i rooted my droid a couple months ago.
    what is the best setting to set the setcpu app on for my droid?
    is there something better than setcpu app?

    thank to all that help
    much respect.
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    Nothing better than SetCPU - I set it at 1200 Max 300 Min and let it do it's thing - No Profiles for me
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    I use setCPU as well. It has served me will. I do, however, have profiles for temp and battery.
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    what are profiles and what do they do?
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    The max on my droid i can do is 800.
    how do you get it to 1200max?

    thank for the help
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    Overclock, either with a new ROM or app.

    Edit: not sure if there are apps that allow you to overclock a droid.
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    That would be what kernels are for. The stock kernel can only run up to 800. There are kernels that allow up to 1250 but as with many mods YMMV depending on what kernel you use.

    Sent from somewhere...
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    What apps are there to get it over 800?

    thanks
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    i have to learn how to install new roms. what rom are you using?

    thanks
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    sorry but iam new to this.
    are kernels roms? or kernals are differant than roms?
    if so where can i get differant kernals?

    thanks for the help
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    I've found that too many setcpu profiles can harm more than help your battery, especially temperature ones! I keep one for the battery and 1 for cpu, both at 55C for safety reasons and that's it. I tried having another lower one at varying temperatures to slow the overheating process but found that it worked against me and caused it to overheat when I was doing very little. I even found the magic combination guaranteed to make your phone die within about 5 hours from a full charge, on it's own... all due to too many setcpu profiles. Removing them was an instant cure.

    For me, probably the most important profile I have is for Screen Off. This one probably has the potential to save the most battery life. I set mine to 550 max / 250 min with interactive scaling. Unfortunately, if your kernel does not have the interactive governor, it will not be an option in setcpu.

    My phone used to become practically non-responsive when trying to answer phone calls. I missed quite a few of them. My phone was turning on the screen, playing a ringtone, and trying to wake up enough for me to swipe the screen, all at 250MHz (Performance scaling). I learned 400MHz was about the minimum I could set in Screen Off profile. I've stuck with ChevyNo1's kernels and with Low Voltage kernel at 250 MHz minimum, my phone has gone for days without losing much juice under low usage. 400, 550 min., not so much.

    Interactive scaling changed all that for me, http://www.droidforums.net/forum/chevyno1/83249-9-23-10-new-kernels.html. I was able to go back to 250min/550max and my phone feels as responsive as 550min/550max when answering phone calls. I haven't missed one since and my battery is back to lasting for days if I need.

    A word of caution, don't go changing every profile to interactive. It's barely more efficient than leaving your phone at maximum setting full time, e.g., 1GHz min/max. It's fast on the throttle, slow on the brake, and will drain your battery in no time. Screen Off and Charging USB/Full are the only profiles I use it on.
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    The bare minimum profiles:

    Screen off -- priority near 100, min speed of kernel for min speed - 400 or approximate top-end speed. On-Demand or Conservative governor.

    Temperature/Overheat Failsafe -- Priority of 100, Min speed of kernel for min speed - max of 400-550 top-end speed, Conservative governor.

    Standard use -- mixed priority, minimum speed of kernel - whatever works best for you/ top-end. conservative, on-demand, or interactive (not really recommended if you like your battery life to be long) governor.

    Further tips:

    Never set any profile to have a minimum speed anything higher than the kernel minimum. Never run Performance for any length of time. Do NOT run Interactive if you run any widgets or a live wallpaper. Userspace is weird, Powersave is the opposite of Performance -- it locks the kernel in at minimum speed all the time. :)
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    I'm not running any non-toggle widgets other than clock/weather and battery/storage indicators. My battery does quite well, but I've read your recommendations from numerous others and don't challenge them. I think it depends on the demands you place on your phone as to how far you can deviate
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