Former Writer · Aug 26, 2012 at 02:30 am

Comprehensive Guide to Overclocking Your Galaxy S III

Overclocking your CPU can be a lot of fun. When successful, one can experience anything from increased performance to less game lag. Despite the hit to battery life, overclocking is a pretty popular activity among electronics owners. Something that not so many people know, though, is that overclocking a mobile device can involve more than just changing the processor clock. Many kernels also allow one to change the processor voltage and sometimes even overclock the GPU as well. For Samsung Galaxy S III owners, you now have a guide to help you make sense of it all.

The guide covers pretty much all of the basics including the advantages and disadvantages of overclocking and underclocking, the advantages and disadvantages of undervolting, and a list of commonly stable overclock and underclock values along with their stock voltages, though one must keep in mind the highly variable nature of individual pieces of silicon. Of course, most are aware of the advantages of overclocking. Usually it means a faster GUI, faster application load and response time, and just all around improved performance. However with that comes some risk, such as blowing out your hardware entirely. Written by XDA Recognized Contributor bala_gamer, the guide covers pretty much everything and includes everything you need to get started, such as an overclocking-compatible kernel and all the necessary tools.

For more info, check the original thread.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!

Former Writer

Former Writer is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. View Former Writer's posts and articles here.
Mario Tomás Serrafero · Jul 5, 2015 at 11:00 am · 2 comments

Sunday Debate: Which Factors Caused HTC’s Woes?

Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on HTC's situation. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray below!     HTC is underperforming, and there isn’t much of a way of denying this. In April, their revenue nearly declined 40%, plummeting after the HTC One M9 had...

XDA NEWS
Mathew Brack · Jul 4, 2015 at 05:07 pm · 4 comments

HTC’s New Ad Campaign And What It Really Means

HTC has just released three new blind test adverts comparing app loading speed, audio and selfies. Whilst you are surely astounded that HTC won every time, the tests were incredibly biased and their release shows something concerning about the company and how they are performing in the current market.     One of the many reasons companies tend to utilize blind trials is when they feel that their product is comparable or better than its competitors. This leads to the assumption...

XDA NEWS
Mario Tomás Serrafero · Jul 4, 2015 at 12:00 pm · 5 comments

XDA Picks: Best Apps of the Week (June 27 – July 4)

Apps are at the front and center of any smartphone experience, and with over a million apps on the Google Play Store and new apps being submitted to our forums every day, staying up to date on the latest apps and games can be a hassle. At XDA we don’t discriminate apps - if it’s interesting, innovative, original or useful, we mention them. The XDA Portal Team loves apps too, and here are our top picks for this week.  ...

XDA NEWS
Share This