Try this "Speed Hack".

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  1. fr4nk1yn

    fr4nk1yn New Member

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    Try this "Speed Hack".

    I tried this last night and have to say I'm impressed with it.
    I reset my Q9c and did not other tweaks besides changing the "file cache" to 4mb and didn't notice any difference between it and all the hacks I had done before the reset.

    I decided to try the "threshold hack" and did a Google search.
    I found a Chinese site that explained the functions and made the same recommendations as in the "314mhz" thread.

    I changed it up.
    The thresholds are the point where the CPU switches speeds from 104mhz, 208mhz and 312mhz. I know the CPU supposed to be 314(?) but that's what's there.

    The stock settings would have the CPU switch from 104mhz to 208 when the CPU usage reaches 60%.
    It would stay there until the usage went up to 85%, where it would switch to 312mhz, or until the usage dropped to 30% were it would slow back to 104mhz.
    Once at 312mhz it wouldn't slow until the usage dropped to 50%.

    • Threshold104to208 -- 60
    • Threshold208to312 -- 85
    • Threshold208to104 -- 40
    • Threshold312to208 -- 50

    I simply removed 20% from each setting.
    Changing them won't make the phone actually faster, it's not overclocking, but it will switch to the faster speed sooner.
    Using taskmgr I watched the CPU usage, not exact, but the usage settled down low enough, taskmgr alone pulled 6%, for it to drop to the lowest settings.


    The entries are at: HKLM\Drivers\BuiltIn\IPM
    • Threshold104to208 -- 40
    • Threshold208to312 -- 65
    • Threshold208to104 -- 20
    • Threshold312to208 -- 30
    In the same place there's a setting: "Disable13MhzStandby" Change that to "0".
    That should allow, in theory, the CPU to switch to a lower setting when "idle".
    I'm not sure how much of this is even supported by our phones.

    My results have been the phone feels very responsive once the initial key presses "wake it up".
    Menus, I use RightMenu, is faster. IE "loads" pages faster. It just feels better.
    Battery drain, I have a Seido 2100, is the same. I'm on 3 bars now.
    I disconencted from the charger at 8am and have been getting a lot of email and using Skyfire throughout the day.

    Try it and report if it works for you or if it's a placebo effect.
  2. Boycan

    Boycan New Member

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    blackmeto and myself have been trying a program called tornado program controler (I think) and that is basicly what it does but I have had a couple of stability issues and if it turns out they are related I may try your method. :)
  3. brandon.roeder

    brandon.roeder New Member

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    Woah, definitely helps!

    I timed how long it took to open start menu before..around 1-2 seconds.

    Now its instant.

    This is niceee :)
  4. blackmeto

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    Too bad these reg values are not present on the Q9h global... I would have loved to test this out.
  6. ptsergent

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    alltel q9c here this hack worked great on mine to instant opening of start menu and ie
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  8. fr4nk1yn

    fr4nk1yn New Member

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    I know it's the same concept.
    I'm not sure were the hack came from I've seen it few place but that threads was the first.
    I simply tried other settings.
    if the hack really works aa percentages then it pretty mic forces the could full.
    when I checked could isabella it'a was over 1%.

    nothing new or life changing here :)
  9. mxl180

    mxl180 New Member

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    i'm new, but i guess i need a regedit program? is there a free one?
  10. MBK2

    MBK2 New Member

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    PHM Registry Editor.... free and good.
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    Threw this on and my phone does seem to run a little faster, though not epically fast. Will have to let in run and see if more everyday things work better.
  12. fr4nk1yn

    fr4nk1yn New Member

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    CeRegEditor is what I use.
  13. Omega Blaze

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    i gotta Alltel q9c..

    and this WORKS!

    first time trying the 314mhz type hack..

    and it does wonders..

    no more lag..

    Preciate that..
  14. fr4nk1yn

    fr4nk1yn New Member

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    Thanks for the feedback and Welcome to EQ.
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    Thanks guys; it's always a joy to find new (and sometimes old) ways to mod this great device!
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    Tried this... it seems to reduce that lag that the device experiences when coming out of sleep mode.

    Windows Mobile is still sluggish at times but every bit helps. I will see how this affects battery life.
  17. fr4nk1yn

    fr4nk1yn New Member

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    It's only going to help so much.
    It won't actually make the CPU run any faster only switch.

    While this in theory is the same as the other in "practice" it's quite different.
    The other settings would effectively create a 314mhz hack in that the cpu will just about always be running at or close to 4%.

    Theses settings give it some leeway although I haven't noticed any real difference in battery life. But I plug in every night whether it's "needed" or not.
  18. nurendra

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    Help! I can't find the directory referred to here: "The entries are at: HKLM\Drivers\BuiltIn\IPM"
    I have a Q9c if that helps. I looked thru as many directories as possible but no luck.
  19. fr4nk1yn

    fr4nk1yn New Member

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    which carrier?
    not all phones will have them

    some be interesting if they could be created
  20. nurendra

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    Verizon Wireless.

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