Overclocked: How does an 800MHz Pre run?

Here's what happened when one modder overclocked his Pre to a fiery 800MHz.

The stock Palm Pre has an adequate but ho-hum 500MHz processor inside with 256MB or RAM. And even the Palm Pre Plus simply doubles the RAM. So how would the Pre run with a much faster processor? Now we know.

One modder overclocked his Pre (1.3.5.1 software) from 500MHz to 800MHz. He lost a good deal of battery life. And the phone persistently ran warm. Chances are the phone may one day get so hot it melts his Hanes to his hip.

But hey, marginally faster performance. You can't beat that. If you're interested, download the kernel update for 1.3.5.1 at this PreCentral link. The 1.4 update is technically available as well, but the code isn't quite finished cooking yet.

This story originally appeared on Gizmodo.

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