Freebird (Switch overclocking tool) version 0.9.1 beta released

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    @JK_ 's Switch overclocking app Freebird has just received an update, marking the release of version 0.9.1 (beta). The new version attempts to fix the sleep mode bug, adds a new GUI for its Freeset companion app, includes four new profiles (as well as a Global one which takes priority above all others), gives you the choice to maintain your defined clock speeds when waking up from sleep and also allows you to save your config between reboots.

    All of the new features and changes mentioned above can also be found in the official changelog:
    The developer also advises users to post suggestions, issues and ideas on the official GBAtemp thread (linked below). For Atmosphère users, it's highly recommended to update to version 0.8.6 (or later) before installing the homebrew, as it includes a fix for a bug that was present in previous versions which would lead to crashes when overclocking the CPU.

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  1. bytar

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    is it recommended to update 6.2.0 to 7.0.1 too? or the latest atmosphere on 6.2.0 should be fine?
     
  2. H1B1Esquire

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    Earth, bro-dude.
    So, it isn't fixed? Does it kinda work? Pass/fail?
     
  3. satel

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    for Atmosphere only or SX OS too ?
     
  4. JK_

    JK_ GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I'll explain what I mean by that. I'm terrible at this. It works for everyone so far. No one has told me about issues. I have had my system running this for a good month without a single sleep hang. I found a way to detect sleep mode, but I think it has a very, very small window where perfect timing may still cause a hang. Again, I say think cause I haven't had it happen, but it looks like it might.
     
  5. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Guru

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    Support for SX is impossible by any developer except TX because A) its closed-source and B) SX OS does not offer support for customization of their CFW.
     
  6. satel

    satel Luigi's Big Brother

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    maybe we can request they add this feature if or when their forums is back online !!
     
  7. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Guru

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    So why did you bother asking here...
     
  8. satel

    satel Luigi's Big Brother

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    is it not allowed to ask in here ?
     
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  9. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Guru

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    You're asking a non-TX related developer to do the impossible. This is like asking for a character to be in Smash in a thread that just details news about the game.
     
  10. gamesquest1

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    to be fair he did initially just ask of it would work on tx, I didnt see him asking for the developer to add support he just pondered asking TX to add support, no need to be so confrontational ^_^
     
  11. satel

    satel Luigi's Big Brother

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    i was asking if it's compatible with SX OS i wasn't making any requests to the dev.
     
  12. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."

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    I gues on earth.
    Why is there no github?
     
  13. RattletraPM
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    I wasn't able to reply yesterday, however you could say it was a blessing in disguise as I got some time to try AMS 0.8.7 in the meantime (there wasn't anything indicating that Freebird or similiar apps would be broken, however I still wanted to try it out just to be sure). Anyways, if for whatever reason you want to stay behind on firmware 6.2.0, Freebird will work fine under it using Atmosphère 0.8.6/0.8.7.
     
  14. Clydefrosch

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    so sleep mode is very likely fixed and i assume the OC is being resetted between games/while in home menu now?
     
  15. Purple_Shyguy

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    It's not your fault. You asked a very simple question. Some people on this site are very butthurt about Team Xecutor and will snip at anyone mentioning them.
     
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  16. CrazyButtStabber

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    Forgive me for my ignorance, but what would this app really do in the right hands? From what i'm aware, can't overclocking be dangerous to the hardware?
     
  17. Clydefrosch

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    basically, it allows the switch to use more gpu up to potentially the docked clock speed (which should be pretty safe, considering the dock reducing cool air flow a little, leading to more heat). it will drain battery a bit more undocked though, and how the battery handles quicker discharge in the very long run remains to be seen. that said, games like botw already take a lot out of the battery and most switches seem to be fine anyways.)


    this will decrease frame issues in portable mode to some degree fpr games that for no good reason still render as if they were giving out full resolution (like hyrule warriors that stutters quite a bit portable) and allow some games to render in better quality in portable (like xenoblade which looks a bit like a ps2 game in portable).

    i'm not 100% sure if freebird is going to allow OC beyond the docked setting at all, but if so, it might help the occasional dropped frame in games like BOTW.

    then, there's also underclocking. some games might very well run with even less than undocked gpu clock speed, which would prolong battery life actually.

    some games do not work well with oc though, so there's always that.

    down the line, for quality of life, i expect something like a blacklist that automatically disables overclocking for games known to have issues with it, and potentially, an optimized/updatable list of best clock settings per game or something.
     
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  18. pivix

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    It should have been called firebird, cause it can put your switch on fire :D
     
  19. bytar

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    sometimes it crashes when I try to open the app while I don't quit from the game. it also crashes when I unplug the charger, put the console on sleep mode, and try to continue to play the game again.
     
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