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True octa-core: Samsung Galaxy S4 hacked to use all 8-cores at once

First the good news: A hacker has figured out how to make Samsung’s latest smartphone even more powerful, by convincing it to run all 8 cores at once and overclocking those cores for good measure. Now the bad news: The chip generated enough heat to cook itself and the phone is basically dead. So don’t […]

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Raspberry Pi introduces 1 GHz turbo mode overclocking option

The Raspberry Pi mini computer has a 700 MHz Broadcom BCM2835 ARM11 processor. But users have been adjusting the voltage and overclocking the chip to run at higher speeds for months. Up until now, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has supported doing that — but warned that it could potentially damage the hardware, and that it […]

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Overclock an HP TouchPad with Android and Bricked-Kernel

The HP TouchPad tablet has a 1.2 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual core processor. But if that’s not fast enough for you, it turns out the chip can easily support higher clock speeds. HP originally shipped the tablet with webOS software, and webOS hackers have built custom kernels that allow you to set the CPU speed […]

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You may soon be able to buy an overclocked Android tablet… or just overclock your own

The NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor which powers most tablets running Google Android 3.x Honeycomb normally runs at 1 GHz. But hackers have been overclocking the dual core chip to run at 1.5 GHz or even higher speeds. You sacrifice a little battery life when you run the chip at speeds exceeding 1 GHz, but you […]