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09-23-2006, 10:38 PM
hi guys .i just got the AMD athlon 64x2 dual core processor 4600+
i noticed when i right click my coputer icon and the the properties tap that it work wit only 2.41 GHz (as shown in the attchement)
is that normal!! i think its too low!!
or it's 2.41 for each core?
am not really into that stuff please help me and tell me what do you think of it

09-23-2006, 10:51 PM
Yes the CPU speed for a X2 4600 is 2.4 Ghtz.

The series number ( i.e. "4600" in this case) on modern CPUs bear little if no relation to the CPU speed. The most you can expect is that higher series numbers within the same brand & class of CPU have better performance (usually either thru Ghtz or bigger cache) .

09-24-2006, 04:34 PM
The psuedo numbers were invented because megahertz/gigahertz no longer has any sort of linear relationship with performance. The only time the actual megahertz/gigahertz can be used to compare performance between two processors is when they are from the exact same family (same cache, same architecture, same revision/u).

ie, a 4 gigahertz Pentium IV is not necessarily faster then a 2 gigahertz core2duo.

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