What I have been doing the last week is checking deeper in to overclocking. Some of you know this and some don't so I will explain it all. Let me preface this with saying I have done extreme desktop overclocking since the 1990's and have had known world records on certain CPU's. For the Gpad it's pretty simple, there just isn't enough thermal headroom here. Most of the people here that want overclocking also do benchmarks, I'm willing to bet your low score in Antutu is a function of thermal throttling. If you let the tablet sit for 10 min and cool down you will get a higher score then if you run the benchmark back to back, and this is at stock speed. Want to test it in Antutu?
This will disable the thermal throttling, which doesn't kick in until ~94C. Higher benchmark CPU score?
The other issue is thermald control in general, it has a nasty habit of reseting the max CPU freq in the table after a thermal throttling event occurs. What this means is if I make a kernel that has a highest table freq of 2.1 and someone doesn't want to run that high and limits it to stock speed 1.72, if they have a thermal throttling event it will then take their desired 1.72 max and reset it to 2.1. Not what we want. Thermald on the gpad is qualcomm closed source so we can't edited out the reseting max function. There is another way, you can configure the temps at which the throttling occurs. Take a look at /system/etc/thermald-8064.conf. At the end you will see a section [pa_therm0], you can raise the threshold values 44, 47, 50 etc(doubled they are 88C, 94C, 100C, etc), but do we really want to be taking the throttling temp over the boiling point of water? I think that kind of thermal expansion and contraction is terribly hard on the solder joints.
So what other options do we have? There is open source thermal. We can use one of those, but it's only advantage is it doesnt mess with your desired max freq, do avoid throttling with it you still have to set over 100C. To put it in perspective look at some other devices out there, want to know where they throttle? ~70C-80C
Another option lower the voltage. I was able to shave 25mv off the upper clocks, and it's not enough to get to the next freq step and still be under the thermal throttle.
The only thing that held a little promise was turbo boost. If you use an open source thermal engine, you code it to run at a max freq and when more then 2 cores go active your max CPU speed comes down(Pretty much like Intel turbo). That worked OK, I was having issues with on demand governor and this, but the others worked OK. But 2 cores at 2.1 isn't noticeably faster, and in benchmarks you don't get this when other cores come on line.
It's sad but it's just too hot, my little bump to 1.782 from 1.728 was only because it is free with no increase to voltage. I'm not stepping in to the debate about if CPU overclocking is good, bad, worthless, great or not. I will say that the tablet doesn't feel any different at the elevated speeds(2.1), 1.782 is plenty fast. GPU overclock is another story, there is some measurable gain in the form of frame rate.
If you made it through all that then well you are a swell person and maybe someone that can help me out. I have a new kernel I need some help testing.
kernel mode neon
LZ4 compressed kernel
init.d support added to your current ramdisk(warning if you have your own init.d folder back it up first and it may mess with your busybox install)
lower the min display brightness(at 0% it should be darker)
change kcal control method(try 95, 95, 93 in Faux app if you have it)
GPU overclock to 487 by default(Need gamers to test this)
exfat-nofuse(replaces LG module)
-12mv on all CPU speeds, -50mv at 162Mhz
Really need to test the governors, schedulers. Turn off mpdecsion and thermal, and use intelli plug and intellithermal. Game on the GPU, check init.d install. Not a requirement as it costs money but the Faux app is the best interface, trickster is OK but missing gamma.
So far just for the stock ROM and compatibles.
Sorry I spent too much time on gamma and haven't done CM. But @oubeichen
are taking care of you there. Same installer for now I'll change it up later, use "AIC kernel for stock"
MAKE A BACK OF SYSTEM AND BOOT FIRST!!!
then download and try.
Should be safe but this kernel is BETA. I did have a lockup using ART and benchmarking, don't know if that was fluke.