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Raspberry Pi Hits 1GHz With Official 'Turbo Mode' 92

Posted by Soulskill
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hypnosec writes "The Raspberry Pi, which was recently used to build a cluster, has officially been given a 'Turbo Mode' by The Raspberry Pi Foundation, thus enabling overclocking. It will bump the frequency of the on-board processor as high as 1GHz as long as the temperature stays below 85C. The patch would dynamically increase the voltage and frequency of the core until the thermals hold. According to the Foundation, users have the option of choosing one of five peak frequencies, the highest being 1GHz."
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Raspberry Pi Hits 1GHz With Official 'Turbo Mode'

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  • Old (Score:4, Informative)

    by gcore (748374) on Wednesday September 19, 2012 @04:48PM (#41392347)
    Been running mine stable at 1Ghz for two months now. What is new, is the dynamic frequency scaling. Support for that was added like last week.
  • Re:No heatsink? (Score:4, Informative)

    by TheGratefulNet (143330) on Wednesday September 19, 2012 @05:08PM (#41392611)

    you can't heatsink the cpu. its UNDER the ram chip!

    what a stupid design. I own 2 Pi boards and I kinda like them, but this sandwich is not at all diy friendly. you can't fix things, you can't upgrade things, you can't even heatsink things.

    I know why they did this. but I still don't appreciate this kind of approach.

  • Re:Aww (Score:4, Informative)

    by TheGratefulNet (143330) on Wednesday September 19, 2012 @05:33PM (#41392899)

    about 10 yrs ago, maybe even 12, I had to buy a dual pentium 'compute box' for our group. I think a pentium-pro was about as good as you could get, back then. I ordered an asus board and had the whole system built by a pro builder (who did a decent job).

    but this dual pentium pro was really slow! what the hell is going on?

    go into the bios, poke around. what do I see? a setting called 'de-turbo mode' and its 'on' by default.

    think about that. the name is a 'lower my performance' and default was 'yes, please'.

    once I turned off the de-turbo mode, it ran as fast as I was expecting. very snappy system for its day.

  • by Ignacio (1465) on Wednesday September 19, 2012 @06:18PM (#41393375)

    Cancel your order with RS and go to one of the sane companies stocking and shipping them.

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