Overclocked Palm Pre Demo'd
A couple of webOS hackers have released some preliminary details about a new processor overclocking method for the Palm Pre. The modification boosts the Palm Pre's processor up to 800 Mhz (from the default 600 Mhz), which results in a dramatic difference in overall performance. The developers have posted a video demo showing the over-clocked device in action. (Embeed after the break.)
This method utilizes a customized kernel and various patches to max out the megahertz. Currently the method works with webOS 22.214.171.124, but work on a more stable 1.4 release is promised. The video demonstrates a preview the utility and its impact on system performance on a GSM Palm Pre running webOS 1.4
Though it is still early, reports from about 80 beta testers claim little impact on battery life and cpu temps. However with any modification, especially ones that directly challenge the hardware limits, should be used with extreme caution. The developers have released some details about the means and method in this forum thread.
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