It was never going to take long before the techie guys began overclocking the Nexus 7, with each trying to out geek each other to get the fastest clock speed.
The Nexus 7 already packs a not too sluggish NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor running at a respectable 1.4ghz by default, but the guys over at Android Community have overclocked an N7 to almost 1.7ghz. Pretty impressive, and you can see from their benchmarks it blows away the competition!
To be honest I’ve not really seen a reason to squeeze this extra performance out of my tablet, it seems to handle everything I throw at it with ease. However if you enjoy the technical challenge and want to gain bragging rights then read on.
How to Overclock the Nexus 7
Obviously overclocking is not for the feint hearted, attempt at your own risk and make sure you know what you are doing. If you don’t know what all this means, overclocking is probably not for you!
If you want to overclock your N7 you’ll have to start by ‘rooting’ your tablet and then getting hold of one of the custom Kernals that a couple of developers are working on. The Trinity Seven kernal is proving a popular choice thanks to the power saving options that come built into the accompanying toolkit app.
If this is something you want to explore more, here are some pointers to help you get started:
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Note: Overclocking your Nexus 7 could damage your hardware and invalidate your warranty. Attempt at your own risk as you won’t get any support from Google!