What is a mhz?? - Techist - Tech Forum

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 06-24-2005, 12:27 PM #1 (permalink) Ultra Techie   Join Date: Jul 2004 Posts: 943 What is a mhz?? what is one mhz exactly __________________ __________________ AMD 64 939 3200+@2.7ghz ASUS A8N-SLI DELUX htt@270X5 Segate 120gig SATA 1gig PC3200 Geil Value Ram Duel Channel@ddr480 3-3-3-8 Gigabyte 6600GT-PCI-E@580/1.3
 06-24-2005, 12:51 PM #2 (permalink) Memberbot     Join Date: Mar 2004 Posts: 4,057 It is MHz. M=Mega, which means 10^6 Hz= Hertz, which is a measurement of frequency. One Hertz is equal to the inverse of 1 Second (1/1sec). One way to describe Hertz is, "Cycles per second." Hope that helps __________________ __________________ Intel E6750...........PSN: ELBATROP XFX nForce 650i Ultra Patriot PC2-6400 8GB (4x2GB) eVGA 9800GT 36GB WD Raptor 120GB SG 1TB SG Logitech X-530 Samsung SyncMaster 931c Samsung SyncMaster 750s Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 06-24-2005, 01:51 PM #3 (permalink) Wizard Techie   Join Date: Jan 2004 Posts: 3,190 One clock cycle persecond. One clock cycle is one calculation that your CPU does. 1 MHz, like Elba said, it mega, or million. Therefor, 6 megahertz would be 6 million cycles per second. Gigahertz would be billion. 6 gigahertz would be 6 billion clock cycles per second, or 6 billion calculations per second. __________________
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 Originally posted by Him One clock cycle persecond. One clock cycle is one calculation that your CPU does. 1 MHz, like Elba said, it mega, or million. Therefor, 6 megahertz would be 6 million cycles per second. Gigahertz would be billion. 6 gigahertz would be 6 billion clock cycles per second, or 6 billion calculations per second.
1 clock cycle is not one calculation per second, this is why AMD performs better with lower clock speeds.

1 clock cycle pushes data through to the next transistor in the CPU. the lower the number of transistors it has to go through, the fewer clock cycles it needs to process an instruction.

1 MHZ = 1,000 KHZ = 1,000,000 HZ or 1,000,000 clock cycles per second
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 06-25-2005, 08:35 AM #5 (permalink) Lord Techie   Join Date: Jan 2005 Posts: 8,013 A MHZ is just a wave pushing data, like a wave in an ocean But technically that's just true for HZ, since a MHZ is 10^6 as people said. __________________

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