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Old 05-13-2005, 11:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default what does it do?

We all use the term mhz in reference to OCing a CPU or a GPU, but what exactly does that mean? I mean, to go from 500mhz to 520mhz, what exactly does this do, technically? I know it makes it faster, but internally what is happening with the component?

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Old 05-13-2005, 11:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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megahertz, it's in reference to basically the signal going through it per second......just go to www.dictionary.com it'll give you a better answer on things like this.

"A unit of frequency equal to one cycle per second"

megahertz would be 100 cycles per second, giga would be 1,000

EDIT: Wow I was way off, megahertz = 1,000,000 lol and gigahertz = 1 billion per second

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Old 05-14-2005, 08:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Basically allows the CPU to do more work in the same amount of time

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