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HTC ThunderBolt overclocked to the astonishing 2.016GHz

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HTC ThunderBolt overclocked to the astonishing 2.016GHz
There are guys who love nothing better than to play with their devices, and sometimes they achieve some truly astonishing feats - like this instance, when @drod2169 (real name Derek Rodriguez) managed to overclock the HTC ThunderBolt to more than 2GHz.

Of course, it's dubious whether you would ever need your HTC ThunderBolt at 2GHz plus, but it just shows what a capable processor this handset packs - especially if you take into account that its stock speed is 1GHz.

If you are that type of guy who is quite eager to push his device to the limit, this may be a good opportunity to get to work but, of course, you may brick, break, fry or god knows what else your HTC ThunderBolt if something goes wrong.

source: Twitter via Android Community

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posted on 05 Apr 2011, 07:11 2

1. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

10 minute battery life for angry birds. :)

posted on 05 Apr 2011, 07:20

2. Spdr (unregistered)

Might sound like a silly question, (apologies if it does), but when if u've overclocked ur phone's chipset won't you need to worry about overheating and how do u deal with cooling it down, or does the battery simply run out before it gets the chance to overheat

posted on 05 Apr 2011, 10:25

8. Ralston1983 (Posts: 70; Member since: 03 Feb 2011)

It's not a silly question at all. With over clocking, some chips require more voltage then others to reach high speeds (not all chips are capable of OC'ing). In this case, I don't see a phone user being able to increase voltage to a cell phone cpu, there fore, the current cooling should be suffice until the battery drains dead.

posted on 05 Apr 2011, 07:44 2

3. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 470; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)

Yeah the battery on that will die in about an hour. Then again my inspire is overclocked to 1.8 so maybe I shouldn't be talking lol.

posted on 05 Apr 2011, 07:47

4. me (unregistered)

Go high speed phone. I want to see the dual core at 2.4 Ghz to equal my last desktop. Bring on full photoshop on a 3.7-4.3 inch screen so I can edit and process my 30 Mb raw files on the road and create 300 Mb Tif's. Might need to add an external HDD and rig up a Laptop battery and even a bluetooth mouse.

posted on 05 Apr 2011, 07:51

5. me (unregistered)

But seriously, is it possible to over clock my HD2 ? My current desktop runs at 4 Ghz quad core.

posted on 05 Apr 2011, 10:20

6. skymitch89 (Posts: 1362; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

I believe that you can if you put Android on it. Not really sure if it can with WinMobile.

posted on 05 Apr 2011, 12:45

9. tedkord (Posts: 13872; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

I don't think so. It is possible in theory to make an App for OCing the Snapdragon under WinMo 6.5, but I don't know of anyone who has done it. But, I think there is an Android app for OCing used by those who've put Android on their HD2.

I can OC my Samsung Omnia 2 (WinMo6.5) with FPUEnabler and S3Clock, but this is specific to this processor. (I never OC it, it just doesn't give enough benefit, and is unstable if I OC to more than 900MHz from 800MHz)

posted on 05 Apr 2011, 10:21

7. skymitch89 (Posts: 1362; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

That's some really good speeds, but I'm sure that it isn't very stable at those speeds though.

posted on 05 Apr 2011, 17:12

11. Schmao (Posts: 365; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)

Yeah, but what's the point of having such high speeds. The software is not optimized to take advantage of the speed. Even with a Custom ROM everything is already opening quickly with the Thunderbolt; how much quicker will over-clocking it so high get it?

posted on 05 Apr 2011, 12:47 1

10. Kjayhawk (Posts: 294; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)

Isn't that the fastest overclock speed? I thought it use to be the nokia n900 which was overclocked to 1.9ghz. Very cool though

posted on 06 Apr 2011, 09:11

12. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)

tick, tick, tick,... BOOM!

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