read a couple peoples posts and one as far as i can tell if you use smanager it stays on all the time. i don't know what app your using but my phone has been snappy as hell, i also check with quadrant and it shows 2 cores every time i look at it and its always at 1ghz.
now for music skipping my set up:
rooted stock 2.3.5 .413 build
v6 super charger update 8 settings 9 and 12.
blade buddy advance settings:
and with those setting on motorola stock media player i have not had a skip in the 2hrs that i have player my music for. 1hr yesterday, 1hr today goting to work and back (half hr trip).
even before 2nd core and blade buddy my phone rarely skipped using 2.3.5 builds. some days its less skipping but on the days that was more it was 10 songs max out of a playlist of 105 (one skip for 10 random songs) usally it would skip 3 times on average of the 105 (same one skip for song).
on 2.2.2 and 2.3.3 and 2.3.4 it would skip constantly. this is why i don't use anything under 2.3.5 and also my phone rarely random reboots on 2.3.5 builds. same as with earlier (2.2.2, 2.3.3 and 2.3.4) it would random reboot a least a couple times a week if i didn't turn it off myself when i unplug it from the charger thanks to the battery bug in 2.3.4 where it eats your battery if you unplug but don't reboot your phone.