On this latest episode of :That eReader does WHAT??" the Nook Color's 800MHz processor has now been overclocked to a full 1100MHz.  Currently only for the rooted stock Barnes & Noble ROM, the new custom kernel adds some serious zip, and appears to be quite stable.

Our quadrant scores with the kernel max out in the mid-1200's, which are easily the highest we've seen on stock Eclair (overclocked Nookie Froyo yielded 1764).

The new kernel, from developer dalingrin, is easily flashed by downloading this zip file, placing it on your Nook's SD card, and installing in ClockworkMod Recovery.

After checking it out, be sure to stop by our Nook Color forums to give feedback and find out more. [xda-developers]

There are 8 comments

htowngator says:

Seems to me that until they get the Froyo rom working properly and overclocked that it's best not to mess around with the overclock roms for the standard 2.1 rom.

If Quadrant is pulling down nearly 500 pts better on a ROM that's 200MHz slower (overclocked versions) then I'd stick with that.

ben dover says:

with the XOOM coming in at $800, a $250 1.1ghz honeycomb tablet is starting to sound really nice. (of course the devs will get honeycomb on it!)

htowngator says:

I wouldn't hold out for honeycomb on anything except the new tablets for a while. Probably after summer, if we're lucky, we'll see a port of honeycomb to something like the Galaxy Tab.

n25philly says:

Just flashed this and it's noticeably faster. And I was loving it at the stock speed. I'll be looking forward to a good Froyo rom, but considering what this thing can do for the price it is just absolutely amazing.

n25philly says:

No, it is exactly the same unless you install a new launcher. All of the stuff that the root unlocks goes under the "extras" menu

When you root the Nook do you lose the custom ui?

ChrisFricke says:

Any difference in temperature? I'd be worried about the thing frying itself...

dirtygreek says:

Nope, no problems there. These overclock kernels are actually using lower voltages than stock, so they actually save battery (and presumably won't cause any overheating). I've been using various ones for a week or so now and this one since last night with no heat problems (and with normal to better than normal battery life. Oh, and a 2007 Quadrant score).