By Vamien McKalin | Aug 28, 2012 10:05 AM EDT
The Google Nexus 7 tablet is one of the best pieces of tech gadgets to have been released in 2012. The device is able to hit 1.3GHz at full throttle, but what if you want it to go higher, considerably higher? XDA-Developers' Clemsyn was able to scale the Tegra 3 chipset inside the Nexus 7 up to 2GHz via a custom Elite Kernel. This is a huge increase in speed from a chip that maxes out at 1.3GHz.
At this speed, the Nexus 7 can put to shame many of the bigger tablets when it comes to raw speed and power. Not bad for a device that only costs $199, wouldn't you say? The custom Elite Kernel is not yet perfected, which means your Nexus 7 could potentially experience severe heating and other problems that might brick the device, so take note of this before you jump in. It would be best if you wait until the Kernel is stable. However, if you lack fear of what might happen to your "7-inch toy," you can jump in right now and give it a shot of faith.
Tampering with your device by overclocking or any other means can possibly void your warranty. If you know what you are doing and this doesn't bother you the slightest, then go ahead and burn that Google Nexus 7 to smithereens with some hardcore overclocking.
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