How to tell if I'm overclocked?


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by payturr » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:45 am
Hey guys, me again.. good news, my Raspberry Pi came in today & I'm talking to you all from it :)

I recently just overclocked it, somehow got it up to 900MHz - but how can I be certain? I can't tell if I feel any faster.. I'm hoping it worked but >.< Raspbian's config.txt is odd because after plugging the card in & booting it, the overclocking section disappeared so I just wrote in arm_freq=800, then I just kept editing and rebooting until I worked it to 900 - but it doesn't seem faster. Is there anyway I can check system info and see the clock speed? Or run a benchmark and compare scores?

Thanks for any help dudes :)
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by portets » Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:48 am
open a terminal and type:

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cat /proc/cpuinfo


under "bogomips" that number is roughly your clock speed.
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by payturr » Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:20 am
Thanks man, that was helpful :)
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