03/30/2010, 07:45 AM
as german tech magazine heise stated yesterday, overclocking the Palm Pre will cause your Palm Pre CPU to die earlier.
From similar OMAP 3530 spreadsheets, they found out the following:
In normal mode (OPP5), the CPU lasts 100.000 hours (more than 11 years permanent).
In OPP6-mode (720 MHz) the CPU will last only 44.000 hours (more than 5 years permanent).
For OPP7-mode (800 MHz), the CPU is not intentionally specified (even if the cpu-core alone could run at 1GHz++, they say), so there is no official live-time hours number from TI.
But they (heise) expect the live-time of the CPU to decrease further. Seems logical.
So maybe it again brings down live-time by half, so it now would be something around 2 - 2,5 years cpu-livetime at 800 MHz.
At least for me I can say: That's more than enough!!