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On ebay I see alot of people saying that their dual core cpu runs at 6.0ghz, because its 2x3.0ghz each, instead of saying its 3.0ghz. I would like to know if this is a correct way of rating a processor.
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I don't think thats the right way to rate a processor... or the CPU companies would have done it that way...

Probably just some people that don't know jack about what they are selling

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ya 3.0GHz doesnt mean anything,when i got my rig my dad was like "god i wased all the money on a 2.2GHz" he was like "mine is still some chuch faster becuase its a P4 3.0GHz.i was like ya ok,but any way there are a lot of people that still dont know that much about computers and they see the BIGER numbers and think that its better.There are realy not that many people that know much more about computers than they are fast and you can get on the internet.
    
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True, some people do think that a dual core processor runs at 6.0Ghz even though its 3.0Ghz, or a quad core 2.4 at 9.6 lol.
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yeah thats totally incorrect
it is a 3 ghz dual core
basically the only speed advantage comes when you are multitasking
but if you are just running one process it will run the same as a 3 ghz single core

then there are some power saving features and other stuff like that but i know we only care about pure speed here right?
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