Why overclock ?

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  1. findit

    findit Member

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    :byeBB:If just using the droid as a phone, texting, using some apps ocassionally, and some web surfing like checking news with some video is it a big difference to overclock? does it justify to root and overclock or better to stay stock? any other advantages to overclocking? thanks in advance for your opinion.
     
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    My personal opinion to you would be naaa you dont really need to overclock or root... if you are just doing the BASICs....
    reasons i wanted to root and overclock :
    1. just to be cool :)
    2. i love to customize
    3. i want to make my phone my own and be like special to any other droid my friends got.
    4. overclock - because i can :) i do games..exploring..trying things. i just like fast ha
    5. so i can add apps and stuff that cant be put on a normal stock phone.
    6. im impatience and cant wait for 2.1 update... so i want some 2.1 stuff now :p
     
  3. pc747

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    advantage is it makes your processor do a job quicker/ disadvantage is that it can over work the processor over time. Your phone does get a little hotter and battery life is shorter.
     
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    In my case, I use the phone occasionally, and apps mostly, so overclocking is a plus for me because it runs things better. Plus, I'm a geek and love messing with devices.
     
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    "Plus, I'm a geek and love messing with devices"
    illlll drinkkk to that bro
     
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    I'm just curious.. will overclocking void any warranty on a Motorola Droid?
     
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    Forget overclocking, just by rooting you void the warranty but you can ALWAYS go back to stock with warranty.
     
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    I see.. I'll pass then! I love my Droid. As of right now.. it's perfect. :)

    :yeahbaby01:
     
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    Yes... any modification to your OS, changing roms, rooting, overclocking. All will void warenty
     
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    With stock 2.0.1 i would occasionally experience lag while opening certain applications and opening app drawer. Overclocked to 800mhz i never experience it anymore. At that clock speed i never feel any extra heat and my temp gauge always stays aound 30c give or take a few degrees.
     
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    I think you'd like overclocking even if you are just doing "basics". Your phone will feel much faster even doing basic functions on it (switching screens, opening the drawer, texting, etc.). I'd give it a try to see if you like it and I'm about 95% sure you won't want to switch back.
     
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    Someone not to long ago made a youtube video on the speed difference btwn a stock 550 and 950 mhz droid. Now that most ROMs can do 1.2 it just make no sense to put up with the underclocked delay. Search youtube to see the vid.
     
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    I think I'm going to finally give this a go. DroidMod seems very simple and straightforward.

    The lag can be annoying opening some apps, even if it's just a few seconds. But chop that in half with overclocking and I think it will significant improve the satisfaction. It's nitpicking, but why not?

    I also am a Locale power user so I'm hoping overclocking will improve how quickly it recognizes and switches conditions (here we're talking 5-10 seconds at standard clock speeds).
     
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    Overclocking can actually help your battery life too. Well, not overclocking, but the ability to underclock when the phone is sleeping or idle. Using SetCPU you can tell adjust the processor speed on demand, making it run slower when sleeping or idle. Normally the phone always runs at 550mHz, so this can reduce power consumption somewhat.
     
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    does it speed up downloading web pages/youtube vids, etc. (i know the answer, but that would make me overclock as high as my temp. would allow).
     
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