Developers Address Tungsten T3 Quirks
Two developers have released applications that address a few bugs and quirks with the palmOne Tungsten T3 handheld. The apps fix an unconfirmed processor speed bug that causes the T3 to run slightly slower than it should, beating palmOne to the punch with an unofficial fix.
The developers have reported a problem with the processor speed on the Tungsten T3. After the first time that you power off and then powers on the T3 after a soft reset, the performance of the T3 is changed and everything runs about 25% slower than before the initial power off/power on.
According to developer Robert Hildinger, it appears that the cause is not related to any deliberate attempt by palmOne to slow the processor or by any OS overhead. Instead, it is caused by the Audio hardware being left in some sort of weird state after a power cycle such that it generates around 30,000 interrupts per second. Developers are beginning to suspect that this bug could also be related to the SD card corruption issue.
Two separate developers have already released unofficial patches to correct the issue. Representatives from palmOne would not comment on or even acknowledge the issue. It is unknown whether or when palmOne will release a specific patch for this or the other SD card problems users have been experiencing.
T3 Optimizer and T3 Bug Fix
T3 Optimizer is freeware that corrects the speed issue. The software will correct the processor speed problem after every power cycle, and it will retain its settings after a soft reset. The T3 Optimizer resides in the prefs panel and will show you whether or not your T3 is currently running in the slow processing mode.
Another free app that corrects the issue is called T3 Bug Fix from the clievideo developers. The groups also makes a Palm OS 5 XScale overclocking utility that allows you to modify and overclock XScale chip settings.
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