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I was wondering if it would be possible to control the Raspberry Pi's CPU frequency on-the-fly, allowing me to adjust for temperature. (I would be using this for overclocking.)

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Assuming you mean being able to overclock it and have the effects applied instantly, without a reboot, I don't think it's possible - most full computers can't even do this yet. There are a couple programs that can do it for desktops, but they tend to be rather finicky, and they would almost definitely not work on the pi anyways.

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    Allot of desktop computers can be over clocked from the OS now using vendor specific software even GPU's. Also Intel use speed stepping built into processors. So I don't agree with that but on the Pi side, it only seems to be adjustable during boot, for now. – Piotr Kula Dec 10 '14 at 21:02
  • @ppumkin - I am aware of this. I have used a couple of these programs myself. However I have noticed that you don't get as much fine control over them as you do from BIOS, and the system is generally more unstable when you overclock from the OS as opposed to from BIOS. – apemanzilla Dec 10 '14 at 22:52

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