egzthunder1 · May 12, 2011 at 07:05 am

The Fast Gets Faster – SGS 2 Overclocked

Lots and lots of people worldwide are claiming the Samsung Galaxy S 2 as a fantastic piece of mobile technology. Slim, good looking, and packing quite a punch under the hood, some would even say that it is one of the best phones out there. Well, if there is one thing that is a universal truth around XDA is that there is always room for improvement.
XDA member coolbho3000, whom you may remember from a relatively unknown app called SetCPU as well as many of the overclocks done for most phones, has managed to take the SGS 2 to a whooping 1.504 GHz, making it faster and snappier, and yielding Quadrant benchmark scores of over 4000 (I am fully aware of the fact that about half of you out there will say that the scores mean nothing, yet… it is impressive). The dev was actually able to take the OC to an unstable 2 GHz as well as a quasi unstable 1.8 GHz. The problem though seems to be that the phone runs at very high voltages and temperatures at these speeds.

If you are interested in taking this for a spin, the dev has posted a very complete guide on how to OC this device. As always, remember that there is always a risk when overclocking hardware.
Please leave some feedback.

I have successfully overclocked the new Samsung Galaxy S II to 1.504GHz. This speed is enough to allow it to achieve really high benchmark scores like over 4000 points in Quadrant! 1.5GHz is a 25% overclock and makes this fast phone even faster and snappier in day to day usage.

I haven’t gone crazy on the voltages – 1.504GHz is stable at 1375mV on my device. Depending on your device, there may be even more headroom. I’ve gotten speeds of up to 2GHz to boot with instability (my unstable 1.8GHz Linpack run is currently in the Linpack top 10), but at very high voltages and temperatures. Leave it up to other developers to give you higher/more dangerous frequencies and voltages. If you stress the CPU a ton the phone will become hot to touch (though it does to a certain extent even at stock frequencies – there is not much thermal insulation between the processor and your hands in such a thin phone).

You can find more information in the original thread.

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egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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