UPDATED TO OVERCLOCK TO 1.9Ghz on BOTH CORES on your HP Touchpad!
[Disclaimer : Currently unixPsycho's newest Kernel supports 1.9 but a lot of units so far freeze when trying to reach that amount. Please stay on 1.7Ghz for now until more information arrives . BTW 1.7Ghz PWNS!] Reported : UnixPsycho's Kernel as of 8/27/11 sometimes does not overclock the second core. This is widespread and many experience this. An alternate Kernel to download is Warthog. Warthog's Kernel can do 1.7Ghz on both cores. If Unixpsycho's Kernel does not work correctly for you, you can simply uninstall it VIA preware, restart your HP touchpad, find and install Warthog's kernel via PREWARE, and restart your HP touchpad again. This could be good for you as well
Link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLG7nlh8-eg
The TEXT version of the guide below is much better. I recommend you try the text version of the guide, and if you get lost, try to watch the video. The video is not as clear as the text version
And as always, I will not be held responsible for any damages that may occur from the usage of any of the information provided by this guide. The HP Touchpad is very difficult to brick and even then HP WebOS Doctor usually takes care of it. Just be careful and follow instructions. And also, if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen :P
Overclocking your HP Touchpad
Relatively safe to do
No noticeable effect on battery (stock usually pulls 550mah and 1.5ghz is pulling like 565mah.
Touchpad becomes incredibly fast, fluid, responsive, and is a joy to use
No heat created
Overclocks both cores
Feels like you have next generation hardware after the overclock
Smooth like butter
INSTRUCTIONS To make this as easy as possible, I will go step by step, every little thing you need to do. It seems like a lot but I get very detailed
Update your webOS to the latest version. Latest version is : 3.0.2 Bring up your menu > settings > System Updates > make sure it is fully updated
Connect your HP touchpad to your computer VIA USB. Make sure "USB Drive" mode is not activated. You want to only be on CHARGE mode. Click the USB icon on top and get out of USB Drive mode if it is in USB drive mode
Now, on the HP Touchpad's main screen, you will see a search box in the top middle of your screen. Inside of it, it says "Just type..." ... Inside of this box, type in the following using the on screen keyboard : webos20090606 . Now tap ON and turn it on. It will now ask you for a password. DO NOT ENTER ANYTHING IN THE PASSWORD FIELD. Leave it blank. Failure to do this will lead you to using webOS Doctor to fully reset your HP Touchpad!
Make sure your HP Touchpad is not in USB Drive mode. If it isn't, webOS Quick Install will quickly install a driver for your HP Touchpad. Allow it to do this. After installing the driver, WebOS Quick Install will now recognize your device. To know it is recognized, under "Device", "HP Touchpad" will be greyed out. Use this picture as a reference.
. If HP Touchpad is not showing up try these : Restart your computer, double check to make sure you are not in USB Drive mode, and then ultimately try a different USB Port on your computer and recheck all the connections
Now hit the Globe Icon on the WebOS Quick Install program on your computer. This will bring up a bunch of applications that you can install. Search for PREWARE under the application list. High-lite it and click on the Install button.
Now grab your HP Touchpad, open up your applications menu and click on Downloads tab at the top, and search for PREWARE. . Now with PREWARE open, tab PREWARE on top. On the drop down menu, choose Manage Feeds.
At the bottom of this menu, you will see NEW FEED. There are a few things you want to add here. You will need to type the name of the feed EXACTLY like how it is below. Also, you want to add the URL EXACTLY the same as well.
Again it might give you a disclaimer. Choose wisely. Now when you have added these two feeds, go back to the main page of the PREWARE application using the back arrow. Now hit List Everything from the main menu options.
You want to find and download Govnah. You may need to scroll down a bit to find this. If you cannot find it, use the magnifying glass on the top right hand corner to type out Govnah. When you find Govnah, hit Install
Allow Govnah to install. Once it has installed, hold down the power button on your HP Touchpad and once prompted, hit Device Restart
Once the device has restarted, open up PREWARE. Lets add another feed. If you do not know how to add another feed, re-read the previous steps on how to add another feed.
Now hit add feed. It may give you the disclaimer just like before. Choose wisely. NOW BEFORE DOING ANYTHING ELSE, A RESTART IS REQUIRED. Hold down the power button until prompted for a restart and allow the Touchpad to restart.
Once the touchpad has restarted, open up Preware again. Now tap PREWARE on the top left corner of the application, and then hit "Update Feeds". Allow PREWARE to update its feeds. If this fails or has any errors, you either mistyped the name, the URL, or did not immediately restart after adding a new feed. Follow directions!
After it has finished updating the feeds, on the main menu of PREWARE, tab List of Everything. Under List of Everything , find F15C Eagle (Touchpad). This is the Kernel that you will use to overclock your HP Touchpad. You are almost done! Install this kernel. After installing, IMMEDIATELY restart your HP Touchpad!
Once your HP Touchpad is restarted, you should be overclocked!
Now through the app called Govnah which you already installed, you can modify your clock rating on your processor and other settings that can significantly improve your performance. For the sake of this guide, we will leave these settings alone to prevent harm to our HP Touchpads . I strongly recommend you NOT to mess with any settings inside of Govnah.
__________________________________________________ __________________________________________ In case of Emergency or failure to follow instructions...If you brick your HP Touchpad, have no fear, HP WebOS Doctor is here!
It is very difficult to brick webOS on the HP Touchpad. But incase things go bad, you should be able to easily fix it!
webOS doctor can fix virtually any problem you may cause to your HP touchpad. If things go wrong, follow these steps. webOS Doctor is not necessary to overclock the HP Touchpad, it is simply a fix if things go wrong https://ps.palmws.com/palmcsext/cons...oginPage.iface
-From there, go to device options, and select webOS doctor. Once it's downloaded, run the program with your -fully charged- touchpad plugged into the -computer and like magic you will be back up and running!
CFS: Generally more consistent, use when you want consistent performance and/or if BFS kernels do not work well with your phone. Sometimes will appear to be smoother than a BFS kernel in overall use. The stock HTC kernel uses CFS and it is more standard than BFS.
BFS: Generally a bit faster but a bit more inconsistent (might appear to slow down more and such). Usually faster overall performance but will not look as smooth as a CFS kernel (in general).
Can't get the 1.7Ghz overclock?
Make sure your system is updated to 3.0.2 AND you followed the adding of the experimental feeds (pre.is.awesome) down to the tea* (add,restart,update feed).
How can I remove the overclock? :
Simply uninstall the Kernel via PREWARE.
Only one core is overclocking for me. The other one is not doing anything!? -
Try to set Govnah to "OnDemand" and not "OnDemandCTL"
With UnixPsycho's Kernel, you are actually able to choose clocks from 1.2 to 1.9 Instructions on how to do this coming soon.
Much thanks to Ncinerate and his Guide for originally teaching me how to OC the HP touchpad! TY! If you see an error in any of this, please either post in this thread or private message me! I appreciate you helping to make this thread better
Also if you like HP Touchpad and want to represent with a nice forum sig, you can use the one I made :P
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But this is a product that is by all accounts slightly laggy on the standard setup and the OP has seen no noticeable drop in battery life after the change so I am curious.
The main reason that processors are typically not clocked to their maximum capacity is that, if you develop a new chip that is capable of speeds around 1.7-1.8 ghz some of those chips will reach that plateau comfortably (probably with headroom) while others might start experiencing stability issues at 1.6ghz or 1.5ghz. Thus, when a company 'underclocks' a chip to 1.2ghz, it's normally at some arbitrarily decided 'sweet spot' where ALL the chips will be able to run cool and stable.
So while pushing the chip to 1.5ghz didn't create any stability issues (or excess battery drain) for the OP... some people may end up with TouchPads that are completely incapable of achieving stability at that speed. In reality probably 99% of Touchpads will have no problems at 1.5ghz (or higher). But companies tend to be pretty risk adverse when it comes to issues with overheating or stability.
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