1. Ezzat Al Omari's Avatar
    just got the nexus 5 a week ago and i am pleased with it..BUT..

    Why does it throttle too much?

    it can throttle down to 1.19Ghz (from the default 2.27Ghz/stock kernel) in most 3D games

    whats the point of having a powerful CPU if its going to throttle WAY DOWN when the going gets a little tough??

    is there a way around this?
    02-22-2015 10:49 AM
  2. Daniel Denson's Avatar
    throttling saves battery! Is it throttling when you need performance?
    02-22-2015 12:27 PM
  3. Ezzat Al Omari's Avatar
    yes its throttling while gaming only and its clearly effecting the performance..is the GPU taking a nosedive too?
    02-22-2015 01:07 PM
  4. DLK1's Avatar
    It may also be throttling down due to intensive CPU usage, in order to keep it over heating. You could run an app to see what CPU and Battery temps are at this time.
    02-22-2015 09:40 PM
  5. Ezzat Al Omari's Avatar
    i already use CPU-Z for that..just today the CPU throttled down a full 1Ghz after just 15min of RIPTIDE GP2

    these temps where as follow

    Too much throttling!-screenshot_2015-02-23-17-23-48.jpg
    Too much throttling!-screenshot_2015-02-23-17-23-59.jpg
    Too much throttling!-screenshot_2015-02-23-17-24-05.jpg

    But yesterday..the CPU was down to 1.19Ghz after the Cores and Battery hit 52C and 39C respectively

    Please note that this throttling didn't have much impact on a relatively old game like GP2 but it butchered my FPS in Angry Birds Transformers

    any suggestion? solution?
    02-23-2015 07:36 AM
  6. f0xG3's Avatar
    I tried ElementalX Custom Kernel, not only it allows you to overclock, the throttling can be customized and the time the CPU kicks at full gear.

    Nexus 5 | LG D821/Android 5.0.1 with ElementalX 2.10 | SmartBro PH
    02-27-2015 12:03 PM
  7. Ezzat Al Omari's Avatar
    So its normal for my N5 to throttle all the way down to 1.19Ghz after 15 min of relatively demanding game like Riptide GP2?

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    02-28-2015 05:57 AM

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