How to overclock Samsung Galaxy Note 2?

How to overclock Samsung Galaxy Note 2?


Overclock… Overclock… Overclock… Let’s push Samsung Galaxy Note II performance to the limit by overclock it. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Quad Core Application Processor is clocked at 1.6 GHz by default. However, you still can push its limit and improve overall Samsung Galaxy Note 2 performance by overclock up to 1.8 GHz. Official Samsung Galaxy Note 2 kernel does not have overclock feature. So you need to install custom kernel for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in order to enjoy overclock ability.

Note – overclock will reduce Samsung Galaxy Note 2 CPU, battery and other hardware components lifespan because it will overheat easily. Do it at your own risk.

Default @ 1.6 GHz

Overclocked @ 1.8 GHz
Max speed at 1.8 GHz

How to overclock Samsung Galaxy Note 2?

  1. Install Samsung Galaxy Note 2 custom kernel that support overclock.
  2. Install SetCPU.
  3. Slide the max bar to the speed that you wish (like above picture).
  4. Run Stress test ~ Stress CPU to test stability (located at Info tab).
  5. Or test the stability by playing 3D games (which use most of the CPU / GPU power).
  6. That’s all.

Note – Only check ‘Set on Boot’ when you are confident that the overclocked speed won’t cause hang issue and stable all the time.

Quadrant benchmark score increased 13% by overclocked to 1.8 GHz. This increase overall Samsung Galaxy Note 2 performance. Looking forward for kernel that supports 2.0 GHz…