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Nexus 5 permanently slower after overclock??

OP Fandrold

14th April 2014, 03:43 PM   |  #1  
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I'm pretty new to Android. I got my N5 2 months ago and rooted it as soon as I took it out of the box to get rid of the navigation bar. Didnt install any ROM or kernal.

What I did today was try to overclock it. I wanted to test the performance upgrade with Geekbench 3.

I got 2500. Tried to overclock with this app called: No-frills CPU control. And suddenly I get no higher than 2000...... Tried everything. I'm stuck at a multi core score of 2000 in geekbench while it should be 2500>.

WTF DO I DO? My device is noticeably slower, it's like a GS4 D: I'd rather not install any kernals/Roms

I set the minimum CPU frequency to 300Mhz and max to 2.266Ghz
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14th April 2014, 03:49 PM   |  #2  
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Hi,

Thermal throttling..., overclocking produces more heat than the stock CPU freq so more thermal throttling. To prevent any damage, the CPU freq decreases according to the CPU temperature...

Let cool down your phone.
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14th April 2014, 03:55 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by Hammer_Of_The_Gods

Hi,

Thermal throttling..., overclocking produces more heat than the stock CPU freq so more thermal throttling. To prevent any damage, the CPU freq decreases according to the CPU temperature...

Let cool down your phone.

Sure, I'll turn it off for a while.

Just to make sure: the standard CPU frequencies are 300Mhz MIN and 2.266Ghz MAX, right?
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14th April 2014, 03:59 PM   |  #4  
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Sure, I'll turn it off for a while.

Just to make sure: the standard CPU frequencies are 300Mhz MIN and 2.266Ghz MAX, right?

Yes, that's right 300 Mhz-2,26 Ghz.

Not necessary to turn your phone OFF , when it boots it's a process that causes "heat" at the beginning then you will need to let it cool down again. EDIT: oups, you mean the thermal throttling OFF maybe?

Don't touch it for a while, airplane mode can help. If you are in a "hot" country/weather, air cooling, fridge...

We speak about this here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/goog...2506965/page42.
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14th April 2014, 04:18 PM   |  #5  
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Originally Posted by Hammer_Of_The_Gods

Hi,

Thermal throttling..., overclocking produces more heat than the stock CPU freq so more thermal throttling. To prevent any damage, the CPU freq decreases according to the CPU temperature...

Let cool down your phone.

I've let it cool down and I got my old performance back . Never knew the solution would be so simple. Thanks.
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