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Offline TonyN

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Overclocking Everdrives???
« on: November 10, 2016, 05:43 PM »
Hi again, not really thought this through but wanted to relay the question to KRIKZZ before I forgot.
Is it possible to increase the game clock speed when running say SNES games off the Everdrive??
As we all know loads of SNES (and other console games) run too slow - could modding the relevant Everdrive be an option?

Thanks


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Re: Overclocking Everdrives???
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2016, 04:30 AM »
The everdrive is just a disk, right? Not sure how overclocking it would help without reprogramming the game to use it like a fx chip.
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Re: Overclocking Everdrives???
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2016, 01:10 PM »
It must be possible to overclock the console, like on Nintendo 64 and Mega Drive people did already. Is it?


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Re: Overclocking Everdrives???
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2016, 11:29 PM »
Hi again, not really thought this through but wanted to relay the question to KRIKZZ before I forgot.
Is it possible to increase the game clock speed when running say SNES games off the Everdrive??
As we all know loads of SNES (and other console games) run too slow - could modding the relevant Everdrive be an option?

Thanks
*Facepalm* You overclock the CONSOLE.

The everdrive is just a disk, right? Not sure how overclocking it would help without reprogramming the game to use it like a fx chip.
*FACEPALM*It's an SD card in CARTRIDGE.
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Re: Overclocking Everdrives???
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2016, 03:55 PM »
 :o wouldn't it damage the console and decrease its lifespan to overclock the cpu? I don't think it would be worth it.

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Re: Overclocking Everdrives???
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2016, 06:20 PM »
Missingno255, you shouldn't be rude. The answer might be obvious to you, but 99.9% of the world's population doesn't know anything about overclocking a console, or has even heard of a flash cartridge. No doubt TonyN knows some things on various subjects that you don't (we all have different interests and experiences), but you wouldn't like it if you asked a question and he posted "That's sooooo obvious, everyone knows it *FACE-PALM*).

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Re: Overclocking Everdrives???
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2016, 06:41 PM »
The everdrive is just a disk, right? Not sure how overclocking it would help without reprogramming the game to use it like a fx chip.

Basically. If you could overclock (or otherwise speed up an Everdrive) then the only result would be to speed up the loading parts of the game, and even then that would only happen if the console itself was able to read the data in faster than it did at the normal speed that the console read in data. The Everdrive is, as far as the console is concerned, just a game cartridge, and the console (be it an N64, or Megadrive, or NES, etc) is the one that actually runs the game. The Everdrive just feeds it data and pretends to be an official game cartridge.



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Re: Overclocking Everdrives???
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2016, 09:53 PM »
The everdrive is just a disk, right?
A cartridge may contain all kinds of hardware (snes carts may contain co-processors). It's usually not the same as a CD which is just a storage medium for data.

You can't overclock something that doesn't have a clock. The supported co-processors in the SD2SNES could be oveclocked by setting them to the wrong speed in the FPGA. But there's not much point in overclocking games that are made to work at a certain clock rate. Stunt Race FX for instance (if the Super FX was supported) would play too fast, while the timer would play at a normal speed. In other words you would be able to make impossible time records, and the game would be way too easy.

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Re: Overclocking Everdrives???
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2016, 04:21 PM »
Hi again, not really thought this through but wanted to relay the question to KRIKZZ before I forgot.
Is it possible to increase the game clock speed when running say SNES games off the Everdrive??
As we all know loads of SNES (and other console games) run too slow - could modding the relevant Everdrive be an option?

Thanks
*Facepalm* You overclock the CONSOLE.

Are you absolutely sure about that *Facepalm* ??
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Re: Overclocking Everdrives???
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2016, 08:44 AM »

The everdrive is just a disk, right? Not sure how overclocking it would help without reprogramming the game to use it like a fx chip.
*FACEPALM*It's an SD card in CARTRIDGE.
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Of course it is. My point is the everdrive s are not doing much else besides appearing as a flash cart to the system. Ov r locking would be pointless.
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Re: Overclocking Everdrives???
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2016, 04:19 PM »
Some consoles can be slightly overclocked, but this would not taken care of the by the everdrive. Even games that include an extra math co-processor are usually not the bottleneck, as they just perform extra calculations. The main CPU is on the system.
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