Sunday, January 29, 2012

Onda Vi40 Overclocking

Is it possible? Yes :-)
Does it really make a difference? I don't know ;-)

This is how the Vi40 scores on Quadrant with the "regular" 1008MHz:


Score: 1841

O.k., so I used SetCPU for Root Users from the Andorid market to tune this baby a little bit.

I wouldn't recommend to go any higher than 1200MHz or else the tablet will be very unstable and might crash or freeze.

My second run on Quadrant:

Score: 2067

Slightly more but will it really make a difference?

Keep in mind that if you decide to do this, you are doing it AT YOUR OWN RISK!

Here's the "funny" part: I did NOT root the device, I do NOT have Superuser on it but for some reason I really don't understand, I seem to have root access on my device :-)

Edit: A little video with slightly different scores:

45 comments:

  1. Yes, we have root access on the device. I'll try the overclocking...I like risk. Thanks again. You're right, it might not improve anything and the end user perception of speed is the combination of many things....

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    1. What I don't understand is why all this works without superuser permissions? I NEVER had a rooted Android device before that worked without superuser?

      I'm also not so sure if setting it to 1.2GHz is actually OVERclocking. O.k., it is clocked higher but if the 1.5GHz that this CPU is supposed to be capable of, are actually true, then setting it to 1.2GHz is not OVERclocking, right? ;-)

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    2. And you're right, above 1200 it has a non predictable bahavior (like me);)

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    3. Let's call it right clocking then...and you're right, why is this published as 1.5 GHz?
      Above 1.2 GHz...it freezes or shut down...so, is our tablet nothing else but a vi30 with a bigger screen?

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    4. I think the SetCPU app also recognizes the CPU as a 1.5GHz CPU?

      I don't think it's "just" a Vi30W with a bigger screen, we also have a higher resolution, an IPS screen and more memory on the Vi40 ;-)

      But when it comes to the CPU, all the Allwinner A10 devices are pretty much the same ;-)

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    5. I am with Francis on this one, if they are advertising it as as 1,5GHz Tablet, than I would expect it to be able to clock at 1,5 without any freezes, anything about 1,5 should be overclocking.

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    6. I agree. Maybe a future version of ICS will let us clock it up to 1.5GHz without any glitches? Let's hope so :-)

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    7. wycy2 from HongKongMarch 20, 2012 at 12:20 PM

      Yes, the machine is about wholly rooted when it is on sale. In China forum, they said they used the 1clickroot to wholely root it and get the superuser

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  2. I left my tablet on 1.2 GHz, still working fine.

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  3. I also need to say that not many browsers run smoothly in ICS. There are problems with all of them (including Dolphin which has some bugs) including the Android native browser which is too heavy and too slow and just freezes when receiving more data/pictures. I found a good one, much simpler but which does the work and that is really faster (just download Yahoo.com on both and compare): ninesky. That one makes me happy when browing the web.

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    1. I never tried that browser, thanks for the tip :-)
      So, do you think clocking it to 1.2GHz makes a difference?

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    2. I don't know, I would need to do rigorous benchmarks...but Ninesky makes a big difference in my perception. This browser seems really lighter than the traditional big monsters. There are few issues though but in my experience they all have issues on ICS with some of them freezing or exiting (including Dolphin and Opera).

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    3. Hy Guys,
      I've been checking Dolphin HD. Is a looooot faster than Opera and the stock browser, at least for me.

      Regards.

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  4. At 1.2 GHz, I noticed horizontal darker lines on my screen (since the 'over'clocking I did this morning). I moved the CPU back to 1 GHz and noticed they dissapeared. Might be a conincidence? Don't know.

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  5. ColonelZap, I know that you have also Cube U9GT-2.
    What device you like better? And What works faster?
    And about Onda. Is the back aluminium or just colored plastic?

    Thank you!

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    1. Yes it is colored plastic, but it's top quality

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  6. ColonelZap, please can you confirm that Onda Vi40 Elite is really 5.4mm thick? Or it is only some "marketing crap"? Thanx

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    1. That is marketing crap, it might be 5.4.mm thick on the edges but the thickest part is definitely thicker than that. They did the same bs with the Cube U9GT2 ;-)

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  7. Dear ColonelZap,Francis,

    Hope you to guys have good experience with 1. Cube U9GT2 2. Onda Vi40,

    kindly guide me which is to buy.

    1. Performance wise.
    2. Quality of Hardware
    3. Appearance
    4. Battery Back up

    Thanks

    Arifullah

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    1. This is the question that I'd like to ask myself.
      I remember colonelZap said he prefers U9GT2 slightly
      before onda vi40 is tweaked by him and Francis.
      I'm curious if he still thinks so.
      And ColonelZap,Francis, you guys are the light and
      the salt,please keep up the good work~ ^^

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    2. Thanks for reply,

      But i need answers from experience and professional guys ( ColonelZap,Francis hope you guys got better Experience )

      waiting for reply

      Arifullah

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  8. Sorry for this late answer.
    I am happy with my vi40 and I don't know the U9GT2.
    I use my tablet as a DLNA remote control point, which is resource demanding but not graphic demanding, for that use, the vi40 is just fine. I cannot comment about games, I don't play games. It is also a fine tablet to replace a Notebook (which is what I use the tablet for time to time). There are huge differences between browers on ICS, I am now using Opera again, smooth scrolling.

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  9. Im using my Onda vi40 at 1.488ghz running stable. Not had a single lockup or crash..

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  10. Running at 1104mhz just got a score of 2714. Seams to crash a lot and videos dont play etc Set higher than 1200.

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  11. Dear ColonelZap & Francis,

    kindly advise me which processor (CPU/GPU) is good

    1.Allwinner A10 (Cortex A8) 1GHz / GPU: Mali400
    2.Dual Core TI OMAP4430 1.0GHz / GPU: SGX540

    Thanks
    Arifullah

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  12. x Joel: How did you get to reach 1500 ? Stock firmware ? Which version do you have, V1 or V3 ?

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  13. FYI, a new firmware version is released on 24/02/2012.

    http://file2.mydrivers.com/ondata/download/driver/oamp3/Vi40/Vi40_V3_v0.8.rar

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  14. What is difference between V1, V1 with the Onda Vi40?

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  15. Ok depending on where I check on the net, it reads either "plastic", "hard plastic" or "alumimum". So what exactly is it the case with the back of Onda VI40?

    Thanks

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  16. CAUTION!!! I set my SetCPU for Root to start at boot and it seems to have bricked it. Sticks at blue android icon, some background info: I used market fix to enable root np there. after a few days I clicked the Start at Boot option in SetCPU and now I'm reflashing

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    1. Did you fix this by reflashing??

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  17. For some reasson i am seeying the blue Android icon too. I have a very slow boot..How to fix this?? Is there a reset of the tablet?? How to fix this?

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    1. There is a reset hole next to the HDMI port and I think if you are stuck in a boot loop, reflashing will solve the problem. Good luck :-)

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  18. Hi Colonel,

    How to have Onda Vi40 16GB to do the factory setting? I am able to have the Android system recovery menu but how to select "wipe data/factory reset" selection ? The default is "reboot system now" and I have not found a way how to select others...There are only three keys with this tablet and only "home" key button works with the menu by disappearing the menu.

    Thanks in advance your advice.

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  19. I found the solution...

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  20. Hey ColonelZap and everybody else,

    I got my onda vi40 recently and I immediately found it running very slow. I ran Quadrant and this is the result I got: 1274 (cpu 1168, mem 1218, i/o 3087, 2d 72, 3d 827).

    It's V3 hardware, firmware 0.8 and ICS 4.0.3

    What do you think about it?


    Thanks for your help.

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    1. get firmware 1.0, much faster

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    2. I have upgraded to firmware v1.0.

      My result is 1378 (cpu 1301, mem 1424, i/o 3016, 2d 136, 3d 1013). Still severly lower than anything published here. Would anyone have an idea, please?


      Thanks.

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  21. Hey Hi ! Me too I got my Vi40 V3 today and its VERYYYYY slow i think i will get it back to the shop telling them that its not 1.5Ghz but 1ghz...
    Fucking liars these chineses. Are maybe they will upgrade the version to get 1.5 ? I doubt so

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  22. hi i tried the over clocking on the vi40 ultimate and now it is bricked it will only open as far as the android logo any advice would be much appreciated

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  23. hi I have onda vi40 I can not log in because there is message "there more pattern " I have know my pattern ? what I shall do>

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  24. I have a V3 Onda elite 16gb and I can't get it to reliably run at 1200MHz - it just keeps rebooting.

    I am running the Angel 1.1 firmware - could this influence?

    What else can I do to make it stable at 1200MHz - because for the short time I am able to use it before it reboots, it is snappy!

    I used AnTuTu CPU Master, not the app you used.

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  25. Hi, if anyone can shed some light on this problem I have with my Vi40 Dual Core I will be very grateful - And very impressed! So far nobody seems to know what to do...

    I purchased, in july, an Onda Vi40 Dual Core 16gb from iPadalternative.com for £133. I love it, but have a very strange issue... I have Flash player 11.1 installed (latest version I believe) and have Opera, Dolphin, Chrome and ICS+Browser all installed for using the internet.

    However, not a single one of these browsers allows me to view FACEBOOK, or YOUTUBE. I also have the dedicated Apps from Google Play downloaded and installed, but Youtube always states 'Unfortunately Youtube has stopped' whenever I have tried to use it..... And Facebook just won't let me log in ever! And with a 'Login failed to reach Facebook servers....' message. What's going on here?

    The guys at iPadalternative.com have suggested that somewhere in the tablet I might still have a language set to China, which would effect Youtube and Facebook because they are not allowed in China, but I have definitely got all settings ticked as United kingdom.

    My build number is ICS.g12refm1005.20120731, Android 4.0.3, Baseband version: 1.2....... I have no idea what that all means by the way! Just thought it might help..?

    Please, if anyone knows what I can do to get this Vi40 to allow access to Youtube and Facebook then please, please help me!

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    1. Hi you can try this -
      FIX
      I used ES Explorer and deleted /etc/hosts file which contained tens of lines of servers' IP addresses and created a new one with only 127.0.0.1 localhost

      (http://www.slatedroid.com/topic/40621-fixed-problem-sigining-into-google-account/)

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