Hiarcs for Palm - overclocking ?

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Mark Mason
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Hiarcs for Palm - overclocking ?

Post by Mark Mason » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:06 am

Hi,

I am currently running Hiarcs 9.6 (excellent program - thanks Hiarcs) on my Palm Tungsten T3 - 400MHz ARMS Processor. I have recently experimented with overclocking the T3 using both Afterburner from http://www.palmgear.com/index.cfm?fusea ... rodid=7429 and Lightspeed from http://www.soft32.com/download_157632.html - both available for free trial.

I have followed all the guidance and overclocked the CPU for the Hiarcs 9.6 application up to high levels. However, on running position analysis Hiarcs doesn't seem to be reaching ply depth levels any quicker than before the overrclock. Also I have run a couple of the benchmark utilities for Palm and don't sem to be getting any visible gains.

Has anyone else experimented with this ? I would be interested in your results and findings and to know whther I'm not using the overclocking correctly or maybe I'm expecting too much ?

Thanks,

Mark

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Re: Hiarcs for Palm - overclocking ?

Post by mclane » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:22 am

i can overclock my 16 mhz palm to 54 mhz.
i can overclock my 125 mhz palm to 192 mhz.
and i can overclock the 192 mhz palm to whatever.

the programs run faster than, no matter if Tiger, Genius, Hiarcs, Fruit or whatever.

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Re: Hiarcs for Palm - overclocking ?

Post by Mark Mason » Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:19 pm

Thanks Thorsten. Could I ask Which application/program/utility do you use to achieve the overclocking ?

Thanks,

Mark

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Re: Hiarcs for Palm - overclocking ?

Post by cooldalek » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:05 pm

Why would anyone want to overclock a palm!?

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Re: Hiarcs for Palm - overclocking ?

Post by mclane » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:44 pm

because you can double the speed ?

why would anyone buy a microsoft PDA ?
isn't it enough that we have to have PC's to do our hobby ?

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Re: Hiarcs for Palm - overclocking ?

Post by daws » Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:22 pm

There's also PXA Clocker. Although it worked for me I found that the batteries ran out much quicker so I stopped using it.

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Re: Hiarcs for Palm - overclocking ?

Post by Mark Mason » Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:06 am

Thanks for replies. I actually rechecked the way I was using Lightspeed and found that I had it in disabled mode - have now enabled it and it is working very well. I overclocked the Palm 9.6 by 50% and it has significantly increased the speed of the engine. From a 1.e4 start position the time taken to reach search depth 8 has speeded up from 17 seconds (default) to 5 seconds !! It has been stable with no issues.

If anyone else is interested in this I would recommmend Lightspeed v2.0 which you can download from http://www.clievideo.com/

Although I use it for overclocking the chess engine performance, interestingly you can also use this to underclock the PDA to extend battery life - useful as palm Tungsten T3 battery life can be short.

Mark

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