Question on overclocking a WRT54Gv4

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by -Kai-, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. -Kai-

    -Kai- LI Guru Member

    Hi guys, actually I have been reading lots of stuff on this site for a long, long time now, and it's just that I didn't really need to ask any questions as others already did so and I just read off from there. First of all, my question is regarding the overclocking of my WRT54Gv4. All along I had it set at 250mhz as I have read somewhere that 250mhz was the max supported clock by the frequency table in the Broadcom chip. Everything was fine. However, as I was surfing the forums again, I stumbled onto someone's post, saying that setting the CPU to anything else than 200mhz would result in sync errors with the RAMs and might cause damage to the unit. A lot of people have been asking how to overclock or cool their router, but my question is, is there even a need to overclock a version 4 in the first place? I believe that the sync problem with the CPU and LAN controller in earlier revisions has been fixed, so is there still a need in overclocking? I have seen people claiming improved throughput with overclocked speeds as compared to stock speeds. So, my questions are:

    1. Does overclocking REALLY improve the throughput?
    2. Does overclocking cause sync errors with the RAMs?
    3. Does overclocking allow the router to handle overheads such as WPA, MAC filtering, QoS etc. better, thus improving throughput again?
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