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  1.    #1  
    Just got my new Centro yesterday. It's a huge step forward in every way from the Treo 650 except for the fact that I can't seem to find an overclocking tool to support the processor. I've been a paid PXAClocker user for a long time but the Centro processor isn't supported (screen goes white when used under every setting).

    The Centro uses the same processor as the 755p (Intel XScale) so I've scoured around for overclocking for that phone as well with no luck. Warpspeed seems unsupported as well.

    Is it even possible to OC the Centro? Anyone had an successes?
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    Have you tried LightSpeed? It was the best of them in my opinion, though i haven't tried it on my Centro.

    http://www.clievideo.com/default.asp...intProductID=3
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    "This Palm OS model is not supported."

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    I found a magic setting that seems to work. Another site reported a 400MHz boost to a 755p using PXAClocker. So I gave PXAClocker another whirl using the 400MHz setting, and it does work. Anything higher results in a white screen and hardware lockup.

    The 650 could handle up to 468MHz without that problem...but 400MHz is still a boost, even if not a substantial one...

    Hold the phone...

    PXAClocker seems to freeze up the phone intermittently after the screen turns off even if set for normal system speed. It won't come back on unless you power-cycle. Turning PXAClocker off seems to resolve this weird issue. Someone else want to try this on theirs?
    Last edited by axiomjunglist; 11/27/2007 at 02:05 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by axiomjunglist View Post
    Just got my new Centro yesterday. It's a huge step forward in every way from the Treo 650 except for the fact that I can't seem to find an overclocking tool to support the processor.

    Is it even possible to OC the Centro?
    Axiomjunglist,

    With the release of Lightspeed 3.0 (public beta) we have added support for the Palm Centro! So it's now for the first time possible to overclock the Centro.

    For more info and to download Lightspeed visit www.clievideo.com.

    Thanks,
    Jonatan
    Last edited by clievideo; 01/21/2008 at 06:02 PM.
    <a href="http://www.clievideo.com/images/devices.jpg">My Palm OS Garnet and Cobalt devices.</a>
    Speed up your Treo/Centro with <a href="http://www.clievideo.com">Lightspeed!</a>
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    I noticed google maps is 100% better at 520 but anything above 312 for sync it white screens.

    The processor is what, 520 right? I set Speedy 6.4 to 624 and Speedy 6.4 runs at 492MHz, 2459%. What do those numbers mean and why do some programs like sync crash and others work great?
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    Quote Originally Posted by clievideo View Post
    Axiomjunglist,

    With the release of Lightspeed 3.0 (public beta) we have added support for the Palm Centro! So it's now for the first time possible to overclock the Centro.

    For more info and to download Lightspeed visit www.clievideo.com.

    Thanks,
    Jonatan
    It is an awesome program too Jonatan. So far, your support is great, and I love the program. Still trying to figure out the best settings to get more battery time, but Im sure someone will chime in.
    Eric "FerretBOY" T.
    Sprint Centro in Black - Stewie skin on top. (What the Deuce???)
    Running Lightspeed for battery and CPU boost.

    "Welcome to Sprint . . . Sorry, you live in a backwater area that doesn't support EVDO . . . You lose . . . Please HOLD, while we place you on HOLD!!"

    If G-D didnt want man to have a treo, he wouldnt give us opposable thumbs to type on its keyboard !
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    Quote Originally Posted by L_Bo View Post
    The processor is what, 520 right? I set Speedy 6.4 to 624 and Speedy 6.4 runs at 492MHz, 2459%. What do those numbers mean and why do some programs like sync crash and others work great?
    Speedy does a relative comparison to some old Palm OS 4 device. Speedy tells you that its benchmark is 2459 % (~25 times faster) than that device.

    The HotSync application has always been a bit tricky to deal with. Most other apps are not like that however, and can easily be overclocked with Lightspeed.
    <a href="http://www.clievideo.com/images/devices.jpg">My Palm OS Garnet and Cobalt devices.</a>
    Speed up your Treo/Centro with <a href="http://www.clievideo.com">Lightspeed!</a>
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    isn't there a chance you could fry the processor?

    I haven't heard of overclocking a phone.
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    So from what command bar can we see Lightspeed working, and how um, do you launch the command bar?
    Eric "FerretBOY" T.
    Sprint Centro in Black - Stewie skin on top. (What the Deuce???)
    Running Lightspeed for battery and CPU boost.

    "Welcome to Sprint . . . Sorry, you live in a backwater area that doesn't support EVDO . . . You lose . . . Please HOLD, while we place you on HOLD!!"

    If G-D didnt want man to have a treo, he wouldnt give us opposable thumbs to type on its keyboard !
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    Jonatan,

    Are you doing anything to fix the shutdown countdown, when Lightspeed falsely believes the battery is low? I love this app, but that is really annoying. Thanks.

    Stu
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    Sounds great, I will have to check it out later this evening!

    grant21, I think in small bursts it's not too harmful. I only use it for emulator apps (cranked up to get better performance) or when listening to music (cranked down to preserve battery life).
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    Put LightSpeed on both my Centro and 700p! It really does make a differece. I think I'm going to enable it for everything on my 700p, as it was slow as molasses to begin with. It makes Blazer speedy and I can stream Orb videos to Kinoma Player at 256kbps now. 215 was about as fast as I could reliably get a stream to play before. 256 sounds better and is clearer than 215. Clievideo is about to get my $15.

    Sprint Pre & Motorola H300 BT headset

    Dead devices: Palm Pro; Palm III; Treo 600, 650, 700p, 755p; Centro
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treo Musketeers View Post
    Jonatan,

    Are you doing anything to fix the shutdown countdown, when Lightspeed falsely believes the battery is low? I love this app, but that is really annoying. Thanks.

    Stu
    Has anyone tried to plug it into the wall to see what happens with the false read of battery drain?
    ONE can be spelled as NEO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grant21 View Post
    isn't there a chance you could fry the processor?

    I haven't heard of overclocking a phone.
    No. The CPU in the Centro is a Intel Xscale chip which are designed to be run at a wide span of frequencies. It is not overclocking in the sense that the CPU is set to run at a speed which it isnt built for, it is overclocking in the sense that one can set it to run at a higher speed than the default one set by Palm on the Centro.
    <a href="http://www.clievideo.com/images/devices.jpg">My Palm OS Garnet and Cobalt devices.</a>
    Speed up your Treo/Centro with <a href="http://www.clievideo.com">Lightspeed!</a>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferretttt View Post
    So from what command bar can we see Lightspeed working, and how um, do you launch the command bar?
    There are several different ways. Another user posted the following info on how to launch the command bar in a different thread.

    "Its already on your Palm, but you need a way to access it. The easiest way to do this now is by getting the freeware Preferences extra FieldPlus

    http://www.freewarepalm.com/utilities/fieldplus.shtml

    Having done a hotsync, find FieldPlus in the main Preferences application, and within FieldPlus, set the Command Bar option so that it's launched by holding down the "menu" hardkey.

    You can then launch the Command Bar from within any app by holding down the menu key. It's very useful for cutting and pasting text between apps as well. And some apps, like LightSpeed, utilise it for special purposes.
    "
    <a href="http://www.clievideo.com/images/devices.jpg">My Palm OS Garnet and Cobalt devices.</a>
    Speed up your Treo/Centro with <a href="http://www.clievideo.com">Lightspeed!</a>
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    I installed Lightspeed and did what the instructions call for as to setting indvidual programs. Seems to work well with some and others I do not see much of a difference.

    I did have an issue with the Centro soft reseting when I toggled quickly between the application keys, say from mail to phone back to calander etc. It aso seemed to add a slight lag. If I am doing something wrong i would like to know how to correct...

    Here are the programs i have installed:

    Agendus Pro 12.04
    Ludas P 1.9
    Butler 4.62
    Google Maps 1.2.0.9
    SpashID 4.03
    Glimmer Mail 1.05
    Audio Gateway 1.17.1617
    pTunes upgrade 4.0.6
    BackupBuddy Pro 4.3.0

    What is the MAX that we should try on applications?


    These asre the programs I have installed
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    We have just released an update to Lightspeed with further improvements. Fore more info and to download the new 3.1 version you can go to our website www.clievideo.com.
    <a href="http://www.clievideo.com/images/devices.jpg">My Palm OS Garnet and Cobalt devices.</a>
    Speed up your Treo/Centro with <a href="http://www.clievideo.com">Lightspeed!</a>
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    I've never tried an overclocking program before, but I want to get the most I can out of my battery. Fiddling around with it seems simple enough, I just have a few questions:

    Is it ok to set background apps to a lower setting? (Like Fontsmoother, and Butler and LudusP which allow me to change the function of buttons) Will that even do anything?

    If I have PTunes running in the background, and go to different apps, which setting takes over? (Let's say I underclock PTunes, and have the other program at normal speed)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerorne View Post
    I've never tried an overclocking program before, but I want to get the most I can out of my battery. Fiddling around with it seems simple enough, I just have a few questions:

    Is it ok to set background apps to a lower setting? (Like Fontsmoother, and Butler and LudusP which allow me to change the function of buttons) Will that even do anything?

    If I have PTunes running in the background, and go to different apps, which setting takes over? (Let's say I underclock PTunes, and have the other program at normal speed)
    The settings in Lightspeed is for when the applications are the currently running application - not when they are being run in the background. So whenever you launch a new application, the CPU speed will be changed to that application's setting. If you while in an application another app is being used in the background, the CPU speed will not change to that application's setting.

    Let me know if you have other questions.
    <a href="http://www.clievideo.com/images/devices.jpg">My Palm OS Garnet and Cobalt devices.</a>
    Speed up your Treo/Centro with <a href="http://www.clievideo.com">Lightspeed!</a>
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