Yes I know, it suppose to be 50% faster, but yes adds stress.
As stated on fmods.net for this mod author said that APIM from 2016 to 2018 have same hardware specs as later APIM. That’s why I would like to give a try if it’s true
If CPU speed is increased for 50% I believe it should be a lot more responsive?
I’ve added it to the H series APIM in my C-Max. The immediate noticable change is a significantly quicker cold boot waiting for everything to get loaded, phone connected, etc… So far no negative effects I’ve seen but the mod is fairly new.
Another thing to keep in mind is these use old TI OMAP SOCs which were found in older smartphones (in my personal archive of phones, they go back to the original Droid and Droid X) which are usually designed with thermal throttling in mind so under a worst case scenario I imagine it’ll just get slower if it gets too hot. But that’s mostly an educated guess on my part. Take that with a grain of salt and all. I’m willing to take the small risk on my own. Replacement APIMs thankfully aren’t too hard to come by or expensive these days. But I can’t imagine Ford intentionally patching something like that (low level thermal throttling functions in the SOC) out especially with the APIM being passively cooled in an automotive environment and often buried deep in the dash somewhere.
This is absolutely correct. The Sync APIM will slow down to cool, just as any modern computing device will. However, clocking the unit too high would not allow the unit to cool sufficiently, so keep in mind the upper and lower clock rates and DO NOT disable the fallbacks.