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Nokia N900's CPU overclocked to a mind boggling 1700MHz

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Nokia N900's CPU overclocked to a mind boggling 1700MHz
Call it a death wish or whatever you want, but the Nokia N900 is taking things to a whole new level that most smartphone CPUs do not dare setting their foot in. Not only is the Nokia N900 greatly considered by many to be one of the best all-time hackable smartphones, but it was recently seen to surpass itself in terms of processor speed. Generally chugging along quite well and stable at 600MHz, the N900's CPU surpassed its previous pinnacle of 1GHz and broke down the barriers to safely rest upon the 1700MHz mark. One individual took a snapshot of the new record as it is clearly strapped in for the ride of its life – which is to say that it's probably doing more harm than good to the handset. Even if it's difficult to say if the photo is authentic, anyone who even fathoms of getting their smartphone to this level is surely warranting an early demise. As much as this record may stick, the N900 never ceases to amaze anyone on the mind boggling things it can do just to prove people otherwise.

Nokia N900 Specifications | Review

via mobilport (translated)

Nokia N900's CPU overclocked to a mind boggling 1700MHz

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46

1. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


Overclocked s nice, but, its not like its actually able to do 1700mhz...

posted on 16 Apr 2010, 11:52

2. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


Plus it may be more of a power hog and failing on delivery its high speed.... it only looks good on paper!

posted on 16 Apr 2010, 12:05

3. easytochris (Posts: 126; Member since: 21 Jan 2010)


And with the added benefit of 1700mhz you can play next gen mobile gaming......for a total of twenty minutes before your phone dies.

posted on 16 Apr 2010, 12:46

4. jrcrow79 (Posts: 477; Member since: 02 May 2008)


who cares if u overclock any cellphone!..if its not done @ the factory and at level frequency to the towers antennas..its useless!!

posted on 17 Apr 2010, 21:57

7. tedkord (Posts: 3932; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Huh?

posted on 18 Apr 2010, 12:16

8. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


They're not talking about antenna frequency...

posted on 09 Jan 2011, 21:33

10. rune (unregistered)


Actually i've read that the cpu operating frequency can have a direct effect on radio antenna frequency. The other issue is going above 70degree's as well as the known battery savaging. But having the ability to tweak to ones desire is a welcomed one but people need to be aware of risks attached. Expensive to find out the hard way.

posted on 10 Nov 2010, 14:31

9. bob (unregistered)


negga fuck you

posted on 16 Apr 2010, 15:36

5. thatdude1 (unregistered)


People, we all know it's not safe for your handset. All that's being shown here is that it CAN be done. You people really take yourselves too seriously.

posted on 16 Apr 2010, 17:02

6. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


did anyone else notice that the phone is strapped to what looks like a giant heatsink n fan? i wonder just how hot that puppy gets. Yea, thats an awesome overclock milestone at nearly 300% overclock, but its not usable. Fantastic braggin rights though..LOL

posted on 25 May 2011, 17:01

11. mclightning (unregistered)


when skynet robots rise they will revenge for this torture to that little fellow :D

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