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Old 12-24-2005, 02:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Another question regarding processors. I was looking at:

I'm used to Pentium processors. In the spec, it says:
Processor speed: 64 4200+ / 2.20GHz

Now, what's the significance behind 4200+ / 2.20GHz.

I must be missing something here... is the speed 2.20GHz? I'm guessing the 4200+ means something.

Just because, I have a 3 yr old CPU that's an Pentium 4, 2.4 GHz.

Is this processor I"m looking at alot better than my P4 2.4 GHz

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The proc runs at a clockspeed of 2.2Ghz, but that doesn't mean much these days. The 4200+ signifies that it is as fast as a Pentium 4 4.2ghz, give or take some.


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Old 12-24-2005, 04:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yea any cpu w/ a dual core is oing to be fast regardless of the Ghz
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AMD are different to Intel when it comes to clockspeed, AMD have a lower clockspeed because it processes more data per clock.
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as far as i know the 4200+ is an x2 so that is a NICE processor. like the others said yes it is 2.2ghz but amd cpu's do not require high frequencies like intel's to be effective
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There is an equation out there that calculates the actual frequency from the + number and the bus speed. It doesn't work for multicore processors though.

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