Is it possible to change the CPU speed of the Edison? Is it possible to check the speed and increase it beyond the spec'd 5MHz?
I have read that it's default clock speed is 5MHz but can go to 1GHz
Independent of the clock you want to adjust it to. I would say it is related to this post.
CPU frequency ondemand
Unfortunately, there is no answer yet.
but check /proc/cpuinfo for the current clockspeed
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