iPhone 3g overclocked?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by y0m0uth, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. y0m0uth macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2008
    My question is has anyone ever been able to overclock the processor yet? On wiki it says 620mhz underclocked to 410mhz or so... I was wondering if there's a way yo overclock it to 600mhz? same as 3gs(when underclocked ofc)
  2. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    What is the love people have with overclocking? All you're doing is risking the longevity of your CPU for perhaps a modest gain in speed. On a mobile device, it seems crazy to mess with that if you're not a professional.
  3. y0m0uth thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2008
    I don't see why iPhone users get so damn scared... The phone was originally built to run at 612mhz or so I just want to run it at 532mhz or so... Seriously and I know the risks and blah blah. I don't care about the risk if it breaks I buy another one... I just want someone to tell me or give me a link on how to overclock(which is technically not overclocking since it's already underclocked) this thing...
  4. philgilder macrumors 68000

    Sep 30, 2007
    it wasn't built to run at 612mhz, it was built to run at 400
    it was underclocked to prevent overheating and massive battery drain

    anyway, several links here show that it is not possible
  5. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000


    Feb 24, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia & Bay Area
    Wow, your spoiled mentality is really unappealing. Most people care for their expensive toys, and wait until they have saved enough/they have decreased in value before screwing them up...

    But don't let me stop you.

  6. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3GS (White, 32GB): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    I don't really get it, either. You mention "overclocking" in the same sentence as "iPhone" and people start freaking out. It's not even overclocking, really - it's just underclocking slightly less ... :confused:
  7. Pressure macrumors 68040


    May 30, 2006
    The design (the actual processor architecture) may be able to run at up to 612Mhz but the System-on-a-Chip (SoC) sure isn't.
  8. stevearm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 15, 2007
    I've never understood why people get hard-ons at the idea of "overclocking" something
  9. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    People tend to OC their computers to make them faster. I don't see that mentality working on the iPhone. Its plenty quick and by boosting the speed you would severely impact the battery speed, and shorten the life of the electronics.

    It makes no sense to overlock an iPhone (or any phone for that matter). A desktop yes, but a phone no.
  10. NewGenAdam macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2008
    Well the obvious limit for clock speed is the processor's clearly defined speed.
    The less evident one is imposed by the surrounding hardware restrictions:
    clocking the iPhone processor 'normally' may exceed the phone's ability to dissipate heat, damaging the hardware.

    Mine warms up anyway. I wouldn't risk.
  11. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    Sure, you could OC it, but being designed to run at 600 does not mean it can run at 600 in the phone itself. It was underclocked to make the battery drain less and keep it from heating up as much. The only way you could really OC it is to have it on a different platform (not inside the phone and with a different battery), but then it wouldn't really be a usable phone, would it?
  12. gforce216 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2009
    Not to shoot down all the haters for overclocking cause I don't care too much for it either, but Sony overclocked the PSP in an update to it's max. Noe of course this is different hardware, but if a company publicly overclocked a device it makes me wonder how risky it really is for SOME devices.
  13. niuniu macrumors 68020


    Mar 29, 2009
    A man of the people. The right sort of people.
    I bet it can run a bit faster safely enough over it's current clock speed..
  14. y0m0uth thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2008
    My thoughts exactly, I don't know why ppl keep pointing out battery life or hardware stuff those or "possibilities" none of tall have actually oc'd an iPhone and found out for yourself... I don't care that much about the damn phone anyway at the end of the day it's still just a toy and I can just buy another one...
  15. Dominat0r macrumors 6502a


    Jul 25, 2009
    im a avid overclocker =)....my PC/Videocard/Ram all have insane overclocks...i even had my Blackjack 2 overclocked for a while =)

    Reason is simple...

    Yes it does decrease the longevity of your gear...however, instead of something lasting 15 years, it will last 10...give or take...

    How many people keep ANY electronic over 10 years? Maybe a record player or some type of vintage audio gear.

    Point being is that no one keeps a PC or a Phone for more then a few years. Might as well overclock it now and get some use out of it before we need to replace our phones in a year or 2 anyway.

    Just how i see it...
  16. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    i dont know about you, but im not aware of any current consumer technology would last 15 years...:rolleyes:

    i agree with you on the "gets your moneys worth b4 you upgrade in 2 years" thing though :)
  17. _Refurbished_ macrumors 68000


    Mar 23, 2007
    You're kidding right?

    The iPhone 3Gs is MUCH faster than my old 3G. The 3G's biggest issue was OS lag and that was corrected by adding a faster processor and more RAM. Overclocking your phone (if plausible) makes more sense to me, than overclocking a desktop. Phones are no where need desktop speed, so every improvement to hardware is more drastic than what is seen in the desktop scene.

    So if it were possible (without overheating / murdering battery), I would do it in a heartbeat.
  18. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    If you can keep it inside an ice bucket and constantly plugged in to charge then maybe.
    But even then it could die very fast in order to load a few things a fraction of a second faster. :D

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