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08-12-2005, 01:30 AM
hi guys, what does the circled digit means: this is from my friends computer:
is it the memory speed or the clock speed,
coz when i checked mine, it was Amd athlon 64 3.0 ghz 1.8 ghz
is 1.8 ghz supposed to be correct, or it should be 3.0 ghz also?
08-12-2005, 01:38 AM
It's the clock speed of your cpu. Intels clocks speed have generally been higher then AMD's. Though AMD seems to be effecient.
08-12-2005, 02:07 AM
Think of clock speed a bit like the revs of a car engine.
If you have a particular car and you increase the revs, it'll probably mean the car is faster.
But you can't compare one type of car to another type of car.
A Porche or Mercedes Benz going down the freeway have engines that will likely be going at lower revs than an old VW Beatle going down the freeway. Obviously the higher-revving Beatle is not faster.
Different processor types (eg, AMD64, Intel x86, Intel Itanium, PowerPC etc) cannot be accurately compared just by looking at clock speed.
AMD often has lower clock speeds for the same performance than Intel.
08-12-2005, 01:56 PM
hi guys thanks so much for the reply, anyway how do i check if my processor has a 939 socket? and what does hyper transfer support means?
08-12-2005, 02:54 PM
Whats circiled is the actual CPU speed. Intel (at least use to) there model number 3.0Ghz would match that value, now its different since there going with other numbers to designate models. That line right above it is the acutal model number though.
Like my system my model is a 2.4Ghz Intel, but my speed is 3.3Ghz.
My AMD system I have is a 2500+ (which I think is 1.8Ghz stock) and I run it at 2.2Ghz.
Its just a changing number to what ever the cpu is running and it will do it dynamically in windows, you can see it change going from full load to low power mode, expecially in laptops.
Now to check if you got a 939 socket you can check the model number of the CPU and reference it here on the web. Also checking the make of the motherboard will do it also.
As for hyper transfer, its to do with the way the memory is transfered from the CPU to the Ram and back.
08-12-2005, 02:54 PM
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