setcpu profiles???

smokey1336

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Ok Im not sure of how the setcpu program works totally my question is on the profiles when screen is set to off I run a 600 max 300 min on my droid x but want to know if Im running Slacker radio in background is it workin at the full speed because a app is running or is it running at the profile I set? and if it is running at the full speed the screen off is kinda useless profile because you dont use anything when screen is off not running anything in the background....any info or a way to tell what speeds are being used on screen off with app running in background??????
 

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Woah!

You are overthinking this.

profiles i have are:

Normal: 1000/250 on demand
screen off: 250/250 conservative
battery <40: 500/250 ondemand
temp >95F: 400/250 ondemand

If you are having issues with the music when the screen is off just increase speed until you don't anymore.

I know you are thinking "is the refrigerator light really off when I close the door?" Put the setCPU widget on your homescreen and you will see the profiles change if you are quick with the unlock.
 
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its not that im having trouble with the music app its the battery conservity my step son has the droid 2 unrooted no set cpu and can run slacker all day also and use 15% of his battery I use same amount of time and use 40% of my battery ??????

I started with the droid 2 also but didnt have the same battery life as he has so i switched to the droid x
also im useing the userspace and ondemand settings for profiles
 

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Sounds like you have your screen off set too high.

What does your battery usage look like at the end of the day?
 

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There are so many things that affect the battery life more than your setcpu lower setting. Here's some tips I've put together over the past year.

Battery Life

Here's my tips:

1. (Doesn’t apply to all phones) Go to settings/wireless & networks/mobile networks/Enable always-on data. Uncheck always on data. Your phone will still receive email, text, & phone calls as before as well as internet usage but your battery will last a lot longer.

2. Emails: I don't know what email app you use, but try this. It saves battery power and in some cases emails arrive quicker. This scheme will have you using only the Gmail app on the phone for all email accounts whether they are pop3 accounts or Gmail. Go to the Google Gmail inbox on your computer and log into the Gmail account. On the top right of the screen is an option called Settings. In there is an option to have the Gmail program poll your regular, non-Gmail accounts. Provide the email address and the password. The Google Gmail program will then poll your other accounts on a frequency from 1-5 minutes and push the email immediately to your phone. The polling frequency is determined by each account's activity - more emails = faster polling. It will always be no less frequent than every five minutes. This saves battery power because on the android OS pop3 accounts are polled at a frequency of 1-30 minutes and that really eats battery. Because the phone goes and checks those accounts for mail whether there is mail there or not.

3. If you are using Live Wall Papers, stop!

4. Use wifi any time it is available. It uses a lot less power than 3G and it is much faster.

5. If there are widgets that automatically update (facebook, weather, etc.) change their update frequency in their settings menu. Set them to 30mins or 1 hour.

6. Oh, almost forgot, get the extended battery from Verizon.

7. Turn off the GPS unless you are actually using it. There are some background apps that can burn a lot of power via a live gps.

8. The Power Control Widget is a good tool for easily turning on and off some of these features (gps, wifi, screen brightness, etc.).

9. From the home screen do the following: menu/settings/About Phone/Battery Use. This graph will show the 10 biggest power users on the phone. It should always be Screen as the top user and the android os, android system, phone standby and phone idle should be the other top users. If there is an app listed you should determine if it’s an app you actually use a lot or do you have a rogue app that needs to be uninstalled.

10. Get Screebl. It will turn your phone off anytime you are not actively using it.

11. If you have either a task killer or an anti-virus app installed, you should uninstall.

12. Go to data>system>and delete batterystats.bin after you've charged your phone to 100%

13. D2G - go in to settings, wireless and networks, mobile network and change the network type from global to CDMA only. The d2g is locked out from using the local GSM networks in the US. You don't need global radio turned on in the US just overseas.
 
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Yes i have done all these things i dont use widgets at all nor do i use a task killer i dont update any facebook or other programs at all i use manual and i turn them back off everytime after use and I still havent got the answer im looking for I want to know does setcpu run at full speed when screen is off if a program is running in the back ground??? just wierd the droid 2 will only use 15% of battery on a stock phone running same amount of time as my droid x useing 40% of the battery both on stock batteries
 

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It will always change to the high frequency if it is requested.

What is using the most battery in your battery stats? Thats the real answer.
 
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Ok thanks but I guess I will never get an answer!!!!
 

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The answer is yes, conditionally. The Setcpu dev website is down atm, but it explains in great detail how to weight the profiles. If your screen off profile is weighted highest (and it should be, if you read the explanation), then your CPU speed is governed when the screen is off- NO MATTER WHAT. It does not care what apps are running.
If you were then to set another profile that set speed to say, 900 Mhz, when charging, and gave it a higher priority than the screen- off profile, then it would not step down when the screen went off, so long as it is charging. Weight it lower, however, and screen- off condition drives CPU speed instead.

-from my 1.1 GHz PEv4 Droid
 
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Thank you speedfreeq that was the answer I was looking for
 
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