Overclocking is a double-edged sword – you get higher performance levels that were previously unachievable with a stock device, but one major disadvantage would be a quick drain on your device’s battery – not to mention instability issues which might arise due to the chip running hotter than what it is capable of. To date, there has been a bunch of Android-powered tablets with NVIDIA Tegra 2 chips which were hacked with custom software kernels that support overclocking. Hence, eyebrows should not be raised when you hear of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer get overclocked to touch the 1.4GHz mark.
Xda-developers forum member netarchy has already uploaded a custom kernel for the Eee Pad Transformer that allows you to overclock the chip to make it run at up to 1.4GHz – which is a 40% improvement over the stock 1GHz clock speed that it came with. Of course, at that speed, performance is not stable at all, but for those who want to achieve a balance can give it a go at 1.2GHz that ought to keep everyone happy.
Before you overclock your Eee Pad Transformer, you will need to root your tablet device first, and once you’ve overclocked it, chances are pretty good that you have just voided your warranty, so do so at your peril.
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