Gave up and letting nodoze run full time now. After watching govnah with the phone on battery i was seeing cpu pegged at 1ghz while 'sleeping'. with nodoze running it drops to 300mhz.

it's odd... when the phone is plugged in and i put it to sleep the cpu drops to 300mhz like it should. unplugged it stayed at 1ghz. well nodoze seems to be helping, will see how this holds up and if so, this thing will run nodoze 24/7