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    Post GHz vs MHz

    This will sound dumb, but I still would like to know... servers list their processors as MHz and Desktop list theirs as GHz. what is the Diff. is one faster than the other .. thanks

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    Default Re: GHz vs MHz

    1 GHz = 1000 MHz
    It's just a frequency term. It can be used with many things, but in this case it's for the clock speed of processors.

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    Default Re: GHz vs MHz

    yep! it is like writing a distance in metres instead of km.

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    Thank you , I understand, but is one faster than the other?
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    if 1Ghz = 1000Mhz (as Yawgy said).... then it's kinda obvious.

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    Default Re: GHz vs MHz

    Thank you I think I got it now

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    Well see if this helps a bit more, 1.6GHz = 1600MHz, 2.4GHz = 2400MHz, 3.2GHz = 3200MHz.

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    Default Re: GHz vs MHz

    Now, do they really mean 1 gig = 1000 megs, or is it 1 gig = 1024 megs? That's the way it should be, though the 1:1000 is much easier the understand and do the math with.

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    Default Re: GHz vs MHz

    That's only with bytes because those go by mulitples of eight. Hertz measures frequency and can just go by the normal metic system (which is where the terms Giga, Mega, and Kilo come from).

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    Default Re: GHz vs MHz

    Bits / bytes are worked out in binary, so it's 2 to the power of whatever..

    2^10 = kilobyte
    2^20 = megabyte
    etc...

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