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  1.    #1  
    After installing the overclocking app Afterburner II 2.2, on my Visor Deluxe, it runs 79% faster!!! Now instead of being just 58% faster than a stock Palm V, my Visor is now 183% faster than a stock Palm V!

    With Afterburner II, you can jack the Visor up to 29MHz. Is this a good thing to do? I don't know but it sure is great to use a device running at this speed http://www.visorcentral.com/visor/discussion/smile.gif

    I can't display the image for the Benchmark screen but this what it displays for the "Relative timings":
    Palm III 91%
    Palm IIIx/V 100%
    Palm Vx 122%
    Visor before Afterburner 158%
    Visor after Afterburner 283%

    Afterburner II can be found on http://www.palmgear.com/software/sho...m?sprodID=3587 and Benchmark on http://www.quartus.net/products/benchmark/

    Both Afterburner II and Benchmark are freeware. Afterburner has definitely been added to my "best freeware apps list". (The others are Launcher III, Avantgo, BigClock, CSpotRun and DiddleBug).



    [This message has been edited by kalahari (edited 11-21-1999).]
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    I am interested in Afterburner but am interested to see if it reduced your battery life? Any other problems or issues would be helpful.
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    I've been using afterburner for awhile with no problems. I'm using NiMH so I really don't care about battery life too much. It's hard to tell about battery life since I am using it a lot lately. I got about 3 weeks with the Handspring alkaline batteries.
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    kalahari,

    Thanks for the benchmark numbers. Its good to see that no matter how far up the ladder you go, there's always room to keep going...
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    I heard that Afterburner can cause data corruption and require a hard reset. Is this true?

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    JakeBlues2
    "the BAND!"
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    I have exchanged e-mail with someone who had problems with Afterburner on a Palm III. He is running Afterburner II on a Visor without any problems at all but has set the speed to only 20MHz (as that is what the Palm Vx runs at).

    Although I have not experienced a single problem running at 29MHz on my Visor, I have decided to be cautious and reduce my speed setting to 22MHz.
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    I've been running full speed with no problems. The ability to run faster - higher MHz - depends on the quality of the Motorola dragon ball chip. Different wafers can yield different quality chips. Try it out, if it works, let it run!
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    After loading Afterburner, I zoomed in at 274% without any stability problems. However, after about 5 minutes, I thought I could feel the back of the Visor become slightly warm. Anyone else notice this? Elevated temperature could be a problem.
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    Interesting....

    I installed it and noticed that warming on the back as well. I thought it was my imagination. I am staying at 22 MHz to be safe. Anybody else notice this warming? Is it a problem?

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    JakeBlues2
    "the BAND!"
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    I have it set at 28 all the time. I havent noticed the visor warming up.

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    Hey, on these cool fall mornings, a little heat is a good thing! http://www.visorcentral.com/visor/discussion/smile.gif

    I'm using AfterBurner II set at full blast and havent' had any problems, either. I installed Benchmark, then showed my Palm V buddies at work how much faster this new gadget is. Can you say "Visor envy?" http://www.visorcentral.com/visor/discussion/smile.gif Later, I emailed them copies of the program.
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    If they are still using PalmV, are they really your buddies? :-P

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    JakeBlues2
    "the BAND!"
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    What is the normal clock speed of the visor? 19MHz? How does it compare to the palm V and Vx?
    thanks
  14.    #14  
    Normal for Visor is 16 MHz, Palm V 16Mhz, Palm Vx 20MHz.

    fyi... I am still running at 22 MHz and have not experienced any software or hardware problems.
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    Found a problem--

    I couldn't beam between a Visor and a non-overclocked Palm device while using Afterburner. I had to turn off the program to get the beaming to work. I was wondering if I could make just the beaming program run at normal speed, but I don't think that's an option. Anybody else experience this?

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    JakeBlues2
    "the BAND!"
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    That beaming problem is a known issue for any program that overclocks the processor. It happens on Visors and Palms.

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    James Hromadka
    VisorCentral.com
    Personal Website: http://www.geocities.com/jehromadka
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    Hi. I installed Afterburner. According to the directions, I have to "check the hack in hackmaster". I couldn't find that. I then purposely changed the speed and ran benchmark. I didn't notice any differences. What am I doing wrong? Thanks in advance.
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    wilwen,

    There's two files that you need to install, AftBHack.prc (which is the hack) and AfterburnerII.prc. Of course, HackMaster.prc needs to be installed too.
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    JakeBlues2,

    I couldn't beam either. I normally use BeamBox for beaming so I tried setting that app to 'Normal' speed. Beaming worked fine.
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    kalahari,
    Where do I get HackMaster? Thanks.
    BTW, the link you provided above for AfterBurner II should read "?prodID=3587" instead.
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