Can Motorola overclock the Droid?
Basically, we all know and have read reports about the Droid being plenty stable at 1GHz+ without losing too much battery life. Some of us, like me, are unwilling to mess with the phone to that degree, no matter how easy it is, it's simply a hassle.
Anyway, if They dropped options from 2.1 like the extra screens or 3-D app drawer (like the ones in Helix2 which i use) for reasons like slowness, would it be a possibility that they could raise the stock clock speed for later releases (2.2+) to have the phone scale with the OS? helix2 is very nice, but with a live wallpaper as well, my phone does lag quite a bit more than stock home screen.
Granted, allowing us to keep our phones instead of upgrade is a negative for companies trying to sell more phones, but I think it'd be really cool if they upped the proc speed in the update to 2.2 (if and whenever that may be), and really showed how great and scalable the Droid can be.
- 05-11-2010, 12:56 PM #2
The updated the render scripts which should speed up the phone. However I highly doubt Moto will overclock the chip.
- 05-11-2010, 12:57 PM #3
Yeah, I figured it'd be a liability with cooking the chips and whatnot, or heat in general. Aren't the chips underclocked right now though? I thought the stock cpu was actually faster and they underclocked for battery life, but I could be wrong on that one.
I also wish we could just OC with an app instead of loading different builds and whatnot.
- 05-11-2010, 01:06 PM #5
I am sure they can. But we all know they're capable of UNDER-clocking it, since they did.......
- 05-11-2010, 10:59 PM #6
- 05-12-2010, 07:51 AM #7
If Motorola ocerclocked the processor they would have to replace every phone that broke because I know Verizon wouldn't pay for it.
- 05-12-2010, 09:02 AM #8
Yeah, what they all said, plus I have to tell you, I think over-clocking is a bit overrated. To me running a 1GHz kernel on Cyanogen just seemed really jumpy. For instance while playing Jewels sometimes the video had trouble keeping up with the audio and it actually felt more laggy. I put the stock kernel (600MHz limited to 550MHz) back in and it just seemed to work a lot better. Now, I'm Running BB with the 600MHz and it's running real nice.
- 05-12-2010, 11:05 AM #9
- 05-12-2010, 11:52 AM #10
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But when I play any games, Abuction world attack being my favorite, I've noticed that being overclocked has dramatically reduced the performance of the game. it's jumpy, and seems to stutter at points. I've only seen this issue on games though, where there is lots of motion, or heavy processing going on.