you mean 650mhz?
you mean maybe it will be breaked and no netinstall can fix it?
I do not remember what the fastest and 2nd to fastest clock speeds are on our older & newer Mikrotik 2011 devices.
However, as the network engineer & manager of our business (thousands of Mikrotiks in/on our network) , I have a standing requirement that all our technicians do the following on all Mikrotik devices.
- #1 - If the Mikrotik is already at the fastest CPU clock speed or 2nd to fastest clock speed available, then leave it there and don't change it.
- #2 - If the Mikrotik is not at the fastest or 2nd to fastest CPU clock speed available, then always set the clock to the 2nd to fastest clock speed available.
We have never bricked a Mikrotik (out of thousands) following the above 2 rules.
Question for you - You can have only 2 of 3 choices
Choice 1-of-3 ; Reliability
Choice 2-of-3 ; Speed
Choice 3-of-3 ; Cost (affordability)
Which two choices do you pick -or- what ratio of the three choices do you choose?
In my opinion ...
I suspect the Mikrotik hardware/software/firmware team prefers reliability over throughput. ((( and I like this myself ))).
By increasing the CPU clock speed , you are taking something away from reliability.
.... Think of it this way; you can have "fast speed at the expense of less reliability" or "high reliability and the expense of less speed" or some variable ratio of the two most desired functions. To have both at the same time increases the product price to customers.
North Idaho Tom Jones