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Re: Who is in the 1GHz Club?

Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:52 pm

teeth_03 wrote:Mine actually caused xbmc to restart, but i need further testing.
mine also caused xbmc to crash yesterday (twice) but its working good enough

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Re: Who is in the 1GHz Club?

Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:55 pm

My website pi is running at 1ghz. The xbmc pi is still on an old build at 700mhz
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Re: Who is in the 1GHz Club?

Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:43 am

Running openelec in turbo. Streamed a 720P TNT vid, no prob.
Raspbian (Nightly) color splash got stuck. Holding shift would not boot. Set cpu to 900 and it came up, but the desktop walpaper had green leaves and the berry was BLUE. Web pictures all had skin tones bluish. The temp/speed icons work. Temp never went over 56, and speed would vary between 700 and 900 depending. Maybe it's the nightly, r11974 that's hosed. Maybe The update was funny.
Anybody else have color pallet problems :?:
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Re: Who is in the 1GHz Club?

Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:49 pm

Running experimental Incredible PBX 3.0 in turbo mode with unbelievable performance. Had a 9-person Conference Call this morning that sounded like everyone was sitting in chairs beside each other. This may just be the ideal SOHO phone system... for $35. Here are the results for those that are interested: http://t.co/FtMQ0moe

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Re: Who is in the 1GHz Club?

Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:17 pm

NerdUno wrote:Running experimental Incredible PBX 3.0 in turbo mode with unbelievable performance. Had a 9-person Conference Call this morning that sounded like everyone was sitting in chairs beside each other. This may just be the ideal SOHO phone system... for $35. Here are the results for those that are interested: http://t.co/FtMQ0moe
Good to hear.

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Re: Who is in the 1GHz Club?

Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:52 pm

I set my Pi to the Turbo setting using a regular 5V, 700mA power supply (no overvolting) and it seems to work. No crashes or anything particular, but I'm suspecting that perhaps it's falling back to 700 MHz, when I do

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cat /proc/cpuinfo
it shows BogoMIPS: 697.5. I assume that means it uses 700 MHz? Perhaps that's just in the idle mode and if I start some heavy apps it might change. Well at least I'm not getting any error messages when I change to 1 GHz.
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Re: Who is in the 1GHz Club?

Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:01 pm

It's certainly very noticeably quicker
E.g mplayer DVD:\\ was 8fps, and is now just about watchable under turbo
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Re: Who is in the 1GHz Club?

Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:29 pm

ech0 wrote:I set my Pi to the Turbo setting using a regular 5V, 700mA power supply (no overvolting) and it seems to work. No crashes or anything particular, but I'm suspecting that perhaps it's falling back to 700 MHz, when I do

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cat /proc/cpuinfo
it shows BogoMIPS: 697.5. I assume that means it uses 700 MHz? Perhaps that's just in the idle mode and if I start some heavy apps it might change. Well at least I'm not getting any error messages when I change to 1 GHz.
/proc/cpuinfo is measured very early in boot before the cpufreq driver is enabled, so it always shows the minimum frequency.

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Re: Who is in the 1GHz Club?

Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:16 pm

Hmmm!!! My experience has been wierd to say the least. 9/19 installed without a problem and I chose the mid-range setting to start. LXDE seemed to work ok but my problems started when I tried installing other stuff. XFCE4 started but with no menu options. x11vnc wouldn't install period. Samba tools wouldn't install and trying to setup wifi via WPA-GUI from the LXDE menu was a hair puller. Sometimes it would connect but most of the time it just kept giving me connection errors. Finally I gave up and re-installed 8/16.

But in doing so I made a nice discovery. You don't need to install 9/19 to get Turbo. Just run raspi-config and choose the option "Try to upgrade raspi-config". Once it upgrades, you have the Turbo option and it works, Even running 8/16.

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Re: Who is in the 1GHz Club?

Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:07 pm

NerdUno wrote:Running experimental Incredible PBX 3.0 in turbo mode with unbelievable performance. Had a 9-person Conference Call this morning that sounded like everyone was sitting in chairs beside each other. This may just be the ideal SOHO phone system... for $35. Here are the results for those that are interested: http://t.co/FtMQ0moe
What happens if you try the same WITHOUT turbo mode? ie is it necessary to be overclocked, and what's the limit on the number of participants both with and without overclock?

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Re: Who is in the 1GHz Club?

Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:27 pm

Can't get past 950

When set to 1GHz the keyboard goes crazy at login type pi and half the time the keys don't show or it keeps repeating the keystroke hit enter and it takes forever to get to password prompt then same keystroke issues. Any help?
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Re: Who is in the 1GHz Club?

Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:53 pm

malakai wrote:Can't get past 950

When set to 1GHz the keyboard goes crazy at login type pi and half the time the keys don't show or it keeps repeating the keystroke hit enter and it takes forever to get to password prompt then same keystroke issues. Any help?
Yeah, I've got a good suggestion. Don't run it past 950. ;) It was stated very clearly that not all Pi are going to reach 1ghz. It was also stated that other components, the PSU in particular, could influence how high you set it. But even using a different keyboard could change things. That is the nature of overclocking. You turn the clock up till things become unstable and then turn it back a notch.

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Re: Who is in the 1GHz Club?

Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:05 pm

malakai wrote:Can't get past 950
When set to 1GHz the keyboard goes crazy at login type pi and half the time the keys don't show or it keeps repeating the keystroke hit enter and it takes forever to get to password prompt then same keystroke issues. Any help?
Measure the voltage. Sounds like your power supply is insufficient.

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Re: Who is in the 1GHz Club?

Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:09 am

My UsenetPi is running beautifully in Turbo mode on a 700mA supply w. nothing attached.
The change from 'standard' 800MHz overclock to Turbo (and the other improvements introduced with the related updates) increased average download speed by 20%. I'm a happy camper! :D

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Re: Who is in the 1GHz Club?

Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:29 am

My RPi work fine in turbo mode 1GHz.
RPi-rev 1 (made in China)
Pwr. sup.- 1A (from mobile)
Kingston SD-16GB Class-10
Wireless KBD & Mouse is Logitech MK320
Under Raspbian.

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Re: Who is in the 1GHz Club?

Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:48 pm

Mine is fine in turbo mode. I have the icons that show temperature and speed. I also put a little TO-220 heat sink on the processor/memory stack with a little dab of heat sink paste. It runs around 40 degrees C at 700MHz and it hasn't seen 50 at 1000MHz.

The pieces parts:
1. two amp power supply from a Rosewill 7 port USB (that doesn't quite work right, but power supply OK).
2. Kensington four port USB hub.
3. Logitech K120 keyboard
4. Dell laser mouse
5. ASUS 24" LED display with speakers
6. San Disk 32GB Ultra class 10
7. Maxell 16GB USB stick

I power the pi from one of the ports on the hub.

It also has another memory with a Raspbmc image on it. That is outstanding.

I would like to host a little cross software development for a little hardware controller like the Freescale FRDM-KL25Z or the STMicro Discovery board. These are available for less than $20 including shipping. They have A/D converters and stuff that the pi doesn't, but the pi could be the central controller and display. This is all so neat. This is all so much more capable than the pile of chips that was needed thirty years ago. I just got the Freescale and I think they have Linux development software in addition to the usual Windows stuff.

-Len
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Re: Who is in the 1GHz Club?

Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:19 am

Had been doing 900MHz CPU/500MHz RAM/2500MHz core/NO overvolting.

Finally got around to the new system and let config setup for "turbo", so now at the "turbo" 1G settings... did a compile of frodo64, x.org/snaptic, so far working as well as my 900 w/no overvolting.

Next test I suppose will be to switch to the 128/128 split and try the tired old q3... I was never very fond of the quake series, just lotsa eye candy and well lets be brutally honest nothing new or interesting in the way of gameplay... best thing to come out of the series was Team Fortress until Valve destroyed it with TF2...)

raspbian/lxde/chromium is still laggy... seem to remember my old ibook doing a MUCH better job... (ppc g3 500 IIRC, and not all that much more ram than the rpi... as I never did upgrade that one... and I booted between yellowdog(xfce or blackbox maybe? been a while but if not blackbox a similar manager) & OSX)

I still think that they made an egregious error with only 256M of RAM, IMNHO they should've MAXed the SoC's RAM support limit, OTOH I'd've still liked it better had they at least gone with a cortex-a8 broadcomm SoC let alone a -a9 SoC... oh well...

[EDIT]
OK, switched to 224/32 split from 192/64 split.. tried midori felt slower than chromium...

PSU: LG Made in RoK, 850mA

kb:old powermac g4 USB kb +recent logitech USB optical mouse

X makes me feel like watching 300 baud modems output...
[/EDIT]

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Re: Who is in the 1GHz Club?

Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:21 am

Just been wondering...
How do you melt the little "blob" inside the ARM that says: "I VOIDED MY WARRENTY"?

1. Is it tempature based?
2. Is it a fuse that goes when you put too much voltage in?
3. Other?

BTW:
by cutterjohn » Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:19 am

Had been doing 900MHz CPU/500MHz RAM/2500MHz core/NO overvolting.
I don't think you can do 2500MHz core. :D :D :D
Before the update I was running at:
1. 900-ARM/500-RAM/450-CORE/No-overvolting
OR
2. 930-ARM/500-RAM/465-CORE/No-overvolting

I found that the first setting was faster in many respects and was also more stable.

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Re: Who is in the 1GHz Club?

Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:09 am

LenReinhart wrote:Mine is fine in turbo mode. ... It runs around 40 degrees C at 700MHz and it hasn't seen 50 at 1000MHz.
That's impressive, where do you live - the North Pole? ;-)

My Pi (with a small RAM heatsink on PoP and LAN) ticks over idle at 45C (700Mhz) but easily breaches 50C when running full bore in Turbo Mode (1000Mhz ARM, 500Mhz Core, 500MHz SDRam, +6 over-volt). The highest temperature I've observed is 75C. I find it a little hard to believe that a Pi doesn't breach 50C in Turbo Mode without additional forced cooling, or ridiculously low ambient temperature

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Re: Who is in the 1GHz Club?

Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:23 am

My house is a constant 70f(20c) and i have:
arm_freq=1150
sdram_freq=600
core_freq=500
over_volt=6

after max cpu and gpu load for 20 mins, the temp was only 56c. No case, no cooling, sitting on top of my vcr.

I've been surprised seeing other people's temp's in the 60's range with no overclock. :shock:
Maybe my pi's temp sensor is wrong.. :?:

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Re: Who is in the 1GHz Club?

Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:38 am

portets wrote:Maybe my pi's temp sensor is wrong.. :?:
Easy way to tell, hold your finger on the PoP - if your sensor is wrong your finger will tell you pretty quickly (don't sue me if your digit gets a 1st degree burn).

What core temperature (cat /sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone0/temp) do you see when your Pi is completely idle and running at stock frequencies (thanks to the ondemand governor)?

I run a script which monitors the pertinent SoC details from the command line, and records the maximum temperature: wget http://www.nmacleod.com/public/bcmstat.sh && chmod +x bcmstat.sh

You can see where I began running stress -c 1 - it doesn't take long to go over 50C! :)

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pi@raspberrypi ~ $ /boot/bcmstat.sh
Governor: ondemand
Min Freq:  700Mhz
Max Freq: 1000Mhz
 Version: Sep 25 2012 00:18:44, version 339137 (release)
vcg path: /usr/bin/vcgencmd

Time          ARM     Core     h264  Core Temp (Max)   Core  SDRam   IRQ/s
========  =======  =======  =======  ===============  =====  =====  ======
05:41:47   700Mhz   250Mhz   250Mhz  44.92C (44.92C)  1.35V  1.30V   1,160
05:41:49   700Mhz   250Mhz   250Mhz  44.92C (44.92C)  1.20V  1.20V   1,206
05:41:51   700Mhz   250Mhz   250Mhz  44.39C (44.92C)  1.20V  1.20V   1,157
05:41:54   700Mhz   250Mhz   250Mhz  44.39C (44.92C)  1.20V  1.20V   1,164
05:41:56   700Mhz   250Mhz   250Mhz  44.92C (44.92C)  1.20V  1.20V   1,169
05:41:58  1000Mhz   500Mhz   250Mhz  46.54C (46.54C)  1.35V  1.30V   1,253
05:42:00  1000Mhz   500Mhz   250Mhz  47.08C (47.08C)  1.35V  1.30V   1,314
05:42:02  1000Mhz   500Mhz   250Mhz  47.62C (47.62C)  1.35V  1.30V   1,311
05:42:05  1000Mhz   500Mhz   250Mhz  48.69C (48.69C)  1.35V  1.30V   1,320
05:42:07  1000Mhz   500Mhz   250Mhz  48.15C (48.69C)  1.35V  1.30V   1,293
05:42:09  1000Mhz   500Mhz   250Mhz  48.69C (48.69C)  1.35V  1.30V   1,320
05:42:11  1000Mhz   500Mhz   250Mhz  49.77C (49.77C)  1.35V  1.30V   1,299
05:42:14  1000Mhz   500Mhz   250Mhz  49.23C (49.77C)  1.35V  1.30V   1,291
05:42:16  1000Mhz   500Mhz   250Mhz  49.77C (49.77C)  1.35V  1.30V   1,313
05:42:18   999Mhz   500Mhz   250Mhz  49.77C (49.77C)  1.35V  1.30V   1,275
05:42:20  1000Mhz   500Mhz   250Mhz  50.31C (50.31C)  1.35V  1.30V   1,298
05:42:23  1000Mhz   500Mhz   250Mhz  49.77C (50.31C)  1.35V  1.30V   1,318
05:42:25  1000Mhz   500Mhz   250Mhz  50.31C (50.31C)  1.35V  1.30V   1,278
05:42:27  1000Mhz   500Mhz   250Mhz  50.31C (50.31C)  1.35V  1.30V   1,346
05:42:29  1000Mhz   500Mhz   250Mhz  50.31C (50.31C)  1.35V  1.30V   1,310
05:42:32  1000Mhz   499Mhz   250Mhz  50.84C (50.84C)  1.35V  1.30V   1,317
05:42:34  1000Mhz   500Mhz   250Mhz  50.84C (50.84C)  1.35V  1.30V   1,337
05:42:36   999Mhz   500Mhz   250Mhz  50.84C (50.84C)  1.35V  1.30V   1,344
05:42:38  1000Mhz   500Mhz   250Mhz  50.84C (50.84C)  1.35V  1.30V   1,299
05:42:41  1000Mhz   500Mhz   250Mhz  51.38C (51.38C)  1.35V  1.30V   1,277
05:42:43   700Mhz   250Mhz   250Mhz  49.77C (51.38C)  1.20V  1.20V   1,218
05:42:45   700Mhz   250Mhz   250Mhz  48.69C (51.38C)  1.20V  1.20V   1,161
05:42:47   700Mhz   250Mhz   250Mhz  48.69C (51.38C)  1.20V  1.20V   1,163
^C

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Re: Who is in the 1GHz Club?

Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:52 am

milhouse wrote:
That's impressive, where do you live - the North Pole?
No- actually in Florida, but the house is air conditioned to around 21 degrees C. Last night I installed Eclipse and started it. The pi stayed at 1000MHz for at least a half hour starting up Eclipse and the temperature monitor said it didn't go past 49.

I tried to post a picture, but it didn't work.

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Re: Who is in the 1GHz Club?

Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:13 pm

cutterjohn wrote:I still think that they made an egregious error with only 256M of RAM, IMNHO they should've MAXed the SoC's RAM support limit, OTOH I'd've still liked it better had they at least gone with a cortex-a8 broadcomm SoC let alone a -a9 SoC... oh well...
So you'd be happy paying $60 for a Raspi instead of $35 (extra ram, faster SoC)? Choice of components was entirely dictated by cost.
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Re: Who is in the 1GHz Club?

Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:20 pm

jamesh wrote:
cutterjohn wrote:I still think that they made an egregious error with only 256M of RAM, IMNHO they should've MAXed the SoC's RAM support limit, OTOH I'd've still liked it better had they at least gone with a cortex-a8 broadcomm SoC let alone a -a9 SoC... oh well...
So you'd be happy paying $60 for a Raspi instead of $35 (extra ram, faster SoC)? Choice of components was entirely dictated by cost.
Yep, as I mentioned on another forum I wished that you had gone to a higher target point say $50/40. The price difference isn't that much, yet the component difference is worth every single penny. [EDIT] RAM i spretty cheap, the unknown would be how much Broadcomm would've charged them for an -a8 or -a9 variant... forget the part #s as it's been a while since I looked them... Broadcomm SoCs are just VERY uncommon here outside of routers... and actually my favorite choice would've been a Qualcomm as they seem to be pretty damned good @ CPU design(they don't plop ARM blocks into their SoC, they design a compatible CPU from scratch -> increased processing efficiency + power efficiency + generally more advanced low level processor "features") plus their Adreno isn't half bad... [/EDIT]

I'm just waiting on an amlogic m6 board version ATM, 1GHz(hey they figured out HS), 1GB RAM GPIO(unknown ATM but I suspect unlikely) @ c. $80. Plus I've also got two other allwiner A10 based sticks, so you know $15/20 on a pi woasn't going to break the bank any time soon...

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Re: Who is in the 1GHz Club?

Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:29 pm

cutterjohn wrote:
jamesh wrote:
cutterjohn wrote:I still think that they made an egregious error with only 256M of RAM, IMNHO they should've MAXed the SoC's RAM support limit, OTOH I'd've still liked it better had they at least gone with a cortex-a8 broadcomm SoC let alone a -a9 SoC... oh well...
So you'd be happy paying $60 for a Raspi instead of $35 (extra ram, faster SoC)? Choice of components was entirely dictated by cost.
Yep, as I mentioned on another forum I wished that you had gone to a higher target point say $50/40. The price difference isn't that much, yet the component difference is worth every single penny. [EDIT] RAM i spretty cheap, the unknown would be how much Broadcomm would've charged them for an -a8 or -a9 variant... forget the part #s as it's been a while since I looked them... Broadcomm SoCs are just VERY uncommon here outside of routers... and actually my favorite choice would've been a Qualcomm as they seem to be pretty damned good @ CPU design(they don't plop ARM blocks into their SoC, they design a compatible CPU from scratch -> increased processing efficiency + power efficiency + generally more advanced low level processor "features") plus their Adreno isn't half bad... [/EDIT]

I'm just waiting on an amlogic m6 board version ATM, 1GHz(hey they figured out HS), 1GB RAM GPIO(unknown ATM but I suspect unlikely) @ c. $80. Plus I've also got two other allwiner A10 based sticks, so you know $15/20 on a pi woasn't going to break the bank any time soon...

The idea of the Raspberry Pi was NOT to make a small, powerful and portable computer. It was to make a cheap computer that kids could mess around with and if it broke, then they could get another one. If they were at your price: $50/$60 - then it would not be ideal for a parent to buy another one as easily.
Price difference of two RPi's @ $25/$35 is much different to $50/$60. Even if the compromise is computing power.

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