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What is the benefits of increasing the CPU speed on my Linksys WRT54GS router? Does it make my ping lower? Right now I have it at 225Mhz. Should I go higher?

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i dont think it would have any benefits but this is overclock.net and our motto is if it can be overclocked overclock it.
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run tomato on that router. overclocking? probally lower the life and the older version has lasted me about 5 years so far. its my backup as ive been through 3 others in 2 years
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So its not worth overclocking? Can't run Tomato, I only have 2MB of Flash
Edited by JTD92 - 8/21/09 at 8:12pm
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complete waste of time overclocking a router, it will only cut the life of the router short.
if you want it to be better flash it with a hacked firmware
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complete waste of time overclocking a router, it will only cut the life of the router short.
if you want it to be better flash it with a hacked firmware
Flashing to a third-party firmware is the only way to overclock a router.

That said, overclocking can help the router handle connections under heavy load. Do you need to do it? No, but it could be worthwhile and you'll learn something along the way.
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complete waste of time overclocking a router, it will only cut the life of the router short.
if you want it to be better flash it with a hacked firmware
No, it would certainly help with torrenting that's for sure.
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No, it would certainly help with torrenting that's for sure.
That it would. Torrent clients create a lot of connections.
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post #9 of 10
Many connections uses RAM more than it uses CPU to be honest. High throughput from many connections is however demanding.

The only reason to overclock your router is that if you know it's being overloaded. You can see the load in the upper right of DD-WRT's WebUI, if it's over 1.00, it's being overloaded.
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You'll need beter cooling :O Watercooled router anyone?
And add a small cold cathode for the funkyness?
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