Can the 3DS be overclocked ? [Noob question]

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  1. MK73DS
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    Hi :)

    On the n3DS and with a CFW (or HANS), we can "overclock" the CPU to have a better game experience on o3DS games. But, that's 'boring' overclocking. In fact, the n3DS is underclocked when o3DS games are loaded.
    Now my question is : can the 3DS CPU be overclocked ? Even if it's only a 5/10% improvement, it will be very useful especially on very laggy games.
    Also, and I think this is the most important : can the GPU be overclocked ? The GPU seems to be very underpowered in certain games.

    I know that the answer is No and No, because if it was possible there will already be tools for that ^^
    But what am I loosing for asking ? :D

    Thank's for helping and sorry for my english ^^ It's not my main language ^^
     
  2. MiePx3

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    As far as I know, there is no "overclocking" on both console.
    On the N3DS you can make run O3DS games with the same speed N3DS games would, but never higher then that.
     
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  3. zoogie

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    Some crazy person actually did overclock the old3ds, but it was a messy hardware hack.
     
  4. Ryccardo

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    Yeah, it's certainly possible to replace the oscillator with a variable one, but there's very little space for such a board in any console...
     
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  5. MK73DS
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    Ok, so if I understand well, this is impossible with only a software mod ?
     
  6. Ryccardo

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    Yep, it needs parts replacement!

    (Low speed on N3DS is done with a clock divider that's already inside the CPU)