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    Anyone do this with their Handsprings? I'm a bit confused since some of the programs only work with Palm Pilot versions and not just the generic operating system.

    I just bought a Prism and was wondering if any of these programs (or some combination) significantly improves speed:

    afterburner
    tornado v
    cruise control
    quick bits

    there may be more...any help will be appreciated.

    purplemd
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    I use Afterburner... you have to get the lastest version to make use of the faster processor in the Prism. The processor is a 33mhz and afterburner lets you juice it up to 40 something... I think 47 if you register. I don't have the cash to register it, spent all my money just getting the Prism . As an unregistered version, it lets you go to 37 mhz... which is definately noticable.

    The cool thing is that it lets change the speed for each program, I only do it on programs which need it, I don't boost memopad, or other programs which work well enough. if you try it, do this, load ZAP2016 and play it for a bit, get to the part where you fly into asteroids, mine slowed down there noticably... after afterburner... no slow down. Also, you might want to get another little program called Benchmark. It will run a little test to see how fast your processor is going. Mine now runs consistantly at 277% (it is based on the Palm IIIe, the prism typically runs at 204%). I have not noticed any instability, or excessive battery drain... but I have not clocked it too far either.

    -Russ
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    You could also try the Freeware (My new favorite word ) App, Clockup DA. It lets you overclock up to 42Mhz. Check out Clockup here. http://www.palmgear.com/software/sho...28&prodID=9214

    You will need either TealLaunch http://www.tealpoint.com/softlnch.htm (Which is what I use and is the best App Ever) or DA Launcher http://www.palmgear.com/software/sho...228&prodID=106
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    awesome overclocker!

    intresting.. I can hotsync while it's on overclock. The manuel says that doesn't work ... hmmm

    I can get up to 316% of a palm IIIe, but than it's not stable. I end up at 42 Mhz, slow DRAM, and 266%

    oh well
    -Michael Ducker
    TreoCentral Staff
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    Originally posted by RocketScientist
    Also, you might want to get another little program called Benchmark. It will run a little test to see how fast your processor is going. Mine now runs consistantly at 277% (it is based on the Palm IIIe, the prism typically runs at 204%).
    I use Cruise Control, which simply reduces the DRAM wait states without screwing with the clock speed. My Prism benchmarks at 246%
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    I use QuickBits... gives a whole lot more information than Cruise Control... of course QV is shareware and CC is free. With QuickBits my Prism is 3.22 times faster than I would be without it. Benchmark says I am 246%.

    I have read so much about the dangers of overclocking, that I decided I didn't want to take the risk. This quote is from "How To Do Everything With Your Palm" by Dave Johnson and Rick Broda..."Overclocking is a try-at-your-own-risk technique, one that can result in crashed Palms, lost data, and possibly even a fried processor. One guaranteed side effect is shortened battery life. Overclocking is neither recommended by Palm Computing nor by the authors of this book." David Progue has a similar caution in his PalmPilot text. There is a great article about overclocking and how to get the maximum effectiveness from the different apps including QuickBits, Afterburner, and Tornado at:
    <http://www.the-gadgeteer.com/quickbits-review.html>

    The REAL advantage of an "overclocker" is its ability to underclock to save battery life.

    Benchmark is a good app for testing speed... so is PocketMark, also free... both at PalmGear.

    Jo

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