New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Megahertz?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
What exactly do Megahertz do? I mean, what are they, essentially, and how exactly do they affect the speed, usage, or whatever of my computer? Do they limit anything, such as RAM?

My computer specs:
AMD Athlon 64 Dual core > 2.4Mhz
Radeon 9600 XT > 1GB RAM (Soon to be 3GB)
Gigabyte GA-K8NS Motherboard

Need to know anything else?
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
Athlon 64 bit 3700+ Dual Gigabyte GA-K8NS Pro Windows XP Pro SP2 19" No brand 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Viewsonic OPTIUPS 1200 Power stab. RAIDMAX SAMURAI Microsoft Op. Comfort Max 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
Athlon 64 bit 3700+ Dual Gigabyte GA-K8NS Pro Windows XP Pro SP2 19" No brand 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Viewsonic OPTIUPS 1200 Power stab. RAIDMAX SAMURAI Microsoft Op. Comfort Max 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by PokeMyBunny
What exactly do Megahertz do? I mean, what are they, essentially, and how exactly do they affect the speed, usage, or whatever of my computer? Do they limit anything, such as RAM?

My computer specs:
AMD Athlon 64 Dual core > 2.4Mhz
Radeon 9600 XT > 1GB RAM (Soon to be 3GB)
Gigabyte GA-K8NS Motherboard

Need to know anything else?

First off Welcome to the site. Mhz & Ghz are the cpu's gpu's & memory clock speed.

Also please fill in your profile it will help us to help you, goto user cp upper left hand side, click on edit system specs.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-57 lapped DFI Lanparty NF4 SLI DR 2x7800GT OC 2x512 PNY DDR600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
4x36gb Raptors raid-0 2000 pro HP P1100 20 inch Micro wireless 
PowerCaseMouse
Antic 550 True Control TT Armor Ge optical 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-57 lapped DFI Lanparty NF4 SLI DR 2x7800GT OC 2x512 PNY DDR600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
4x36gb Raptors raid-0 2000 pro HP P1100 20 inch Micro wireless 
PowerCaseMouse
Antic 550 True Control TT Armor Ge optical 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
Ah, I didn't know about that. The only forums I've been real addicted to is Gamewinners; I've been posting there for about 4 years. I'm glad this forum uses vB code, because that's what I'm used to.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
Athlon 64 bit 3700+ Dual Gigabyte GA-K8NS Pro Windows XP Pro SP2 19" No brand 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Viewsonic OPTIUPS 1200 Power stab. RAIDMAX SAMURAI Microsoft Op. Comfort Max 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
Athlon 64 bit 3700+ Dual Gigabyte GA-K8NS Pro Windows XP Pro SP2 19" No brand 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Viewsonic OPTIUPS 1200 Power stab. RAIDMAX SAMURAI Microsoft Op. Comfort Max 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 12
Megahertz, or just hertz, refers to cycles per second. Megahertz being on million cycles per second. And during each of those cycles, your CPU, GPU, RAM, or whatever is processing, transmitting, unpacking, or doing whatever to data. In a basic nutshell. By the way, your processor is 2.4GHz, gigahertz, which is 2,400 megahertz
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500k ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution XFX Radeon HD6970 G. Skill Ripjaw 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Kingston SSDNow V-Series Western Digital Caviar Black Plextor Slot-Load DVD/RW Windows 7 Home 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
NEC MultiSync EA261WM 26" Logitech Illuminated PC Power & Cooling 750 Watt Lian-Li PC-8N 
MouseAudio
Logitech G400 Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500k ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution XFX Radeon HD6970 G. Skill Ripjaw 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Kingston SSDNow V-Series Western Digital Caviar Black Plextor Slot-Load DVD/RW Windows 7 Home 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
NEC MultiSync EA261WM 26" Logitech Illuminated PC Power & Cooling 750 Watt Lian-Li PC-8N 
MouseAudio
Logitech G400 Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by YiffyGriffy
By the way, your processor is 2.4GHz, gigahertz, which is 2,400 megahertz
Yeah, I just noticed that. You know what I meant .

So anyhow, do you think 2.4 GHz is enough for me to go on about without trouble? I play a lot of games, but I don't normally have too many processes going on at once, but I do have dual core, so that probably helps. I normally run MBM 5, Azureus, AIM, Windows Media Player, Steam, Xfire, and sometimes I'll have something else, plus I'll be running a game such as Counter-Strike: Source, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Black and White 2, etc. I haven't had really that much trouble, but I am looking forward to new games coming out for PC that release near Christmas, such as Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, which will probably have higher system requirements. I am going to a LAN party tomorrow, and my teacher (hosting the LAN party) is really good with computers, so he might be able to help me overclock.

Anyway, any other suggestions for me to do anything, just go ahead.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
Athlon 64 bit 3700+ Dual Gigabyte GA-K8NS Pro Windows XP Pro SP2 19" No brand 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Viewsonic OPTIUPS 1200 Power stab. RAIDMAX SAMURAI Microsoft Op. Comfort Max 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
Athlon 64 bit 3700+ Dual Gigabyte GA-K8NS Pro Windows XP Pro SP2 19" No brand 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Viewsonic OPTIUPS 1200 Power stab. RAIDMAX SAMURAI Microsoft Op. Comfort Max 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 12
Yeah your processor is great for games. Your 9600xt may not be up to the challenge.
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820k @4.5GHz 24/7 GA-X99-SLI MSI 1080 TI Seahawk X 16GB gSkill 3200 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
1tb 850 EVO 4TB of Spinners H110i GT Samsung 34" S34E790C Curved Ultrawide/ Oculus R... 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Blackwidow Ultimate Corsair RM850X Fractal R5 Ti Window G900 Chaos Spectrum 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
6700hq 1070 16gb 1tb 850 evo 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K @4.9GHz ASUS P8Z68-V PRO pny 970 4x4GB Hyper X 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120GB Corsair Force 3+2TB Hitachi HDD+1.5TB WDGrn Lite ON BD RE Win7HP64 58" Samsung Plasma 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Blackwidow Ultimate NZXT HALE90 850W Thermaltake Element G Logitech MX-518 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820k @4.5GHz 24/7 GA-X99-SLI MSI 1080 TI Seahawk X 16GB gSkill 3200 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
1tb 850 EVO 4TB of Spinners H110i GT Samsung 34" S34E790C Curved Ultrawide/ Oculus R... 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Blackwidow Ultimate Corsair RM850X Fractal R5 Ti Window G900 Chaos Spectrum 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
6700hq 1070 16gb 1tb 850 evo 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K @4.9GHz ASUS P8Z68-V PRO pny 970 4x4GB Hyper X 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120GB Corsair Force 3+2TB Hitachi HDD+1.5TB WDGrn Lite ON BD RE Win7HP64 58" Samsung Plasma 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Blackwidow Ultimate NZXT HALE90 850W Thermaltake Element G Logitech MX-518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 12
there's no such thing as a 3700+ dual core....and if you're running a 3700+ at 2.4 that means socket 754...which also means that there's no such thing as a dual core chip for that motherboard. So what exactly do you have?
Desktop
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 8120 Gigabyte XA990-UD3 Gigabyte GTX670 Windforce III G. Skill RipJaws 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 Western Digital Blue LG Dual Layer Sata Antec Kuhler 920 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8 Dell 2007wfp 20.1" Logitech G710+ Corsair Professional HX650 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Coolermaster Silencio Steelseries Sensei [RAW] Func F10.s 
  hide details  
Reply
Desktop
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 8120 Gigabyte XA990-UD3 Gigabyte GTX670 Windforce III G. Skill RipJaws 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 Western Digital Blue LG Dual Layer Sata Antec Kuhler 920 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8 Dell 2007wfp 20.1" Logitech G710+ Corsair Professional HX650 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Coolermaster Silencio Steelseries Sensei [RAW] Func F10.s 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by claymanhb
Yeah your processor is great for games. Your 9600xt may not be up to the challenge.
As long as he keeps it at 1024x768 then he can run pretty much any game on high settings.
Very nice!
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E6600 Asus P5N32-E SLI EVGA 8800GTX 2 x 1GB GSkill HZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x WD Caviar SE16 250GB Sony NEC Optiarc 18x SATA DVD Windows XP Pro Gateway FPD2485W 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 PC P&C Silencer 610W Thermaltake Tsunami Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
Very nice!
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E6600 Asus P5N32-E SLI EVGA 8800GTX 2 x 1GB GSkill HZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x WD Caviar SE16 250GB Sony NEC Optiarc 18x SATA DVD Windows XP Pro Gateway FPD2485W 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 PC P&C Silencer 610W Thermaltake Tsunami Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by claymanhb
Yeah your processor is great for games. Your 9600xt may not be up to the challenge.
Ah, very good point
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500k ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution XFX Radeon HD6970 G. Skill Ripjaw 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Kingston SSDNow V-Series Western Digital Caviar Black Plextor Slot-Load DVD/RW Windows 7 Home 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
NEC MultiSync EA261WM 26" Logitech Illuminated PC Power & Cooling 750 Watt Lian-Li PC-8N 
MouseAudio
Logitech G400 Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500k ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution XFX Radeon HD6970 G. Skill Ripjaw 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Kingston SSDNow V-Series Western Digital Caviar Black Plextor Slot-Load DVD/RW Windows 7 Home 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
NEC MultiSync EA261WM 26" Logitech Illuminated PC Power & Cooling 750 Watt Lian-Li PC-8N 
MouseAudio
Logitech G400 Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 12
Just wanted to say that 2.4GHz (Gigahertz) equals 2.4Billion cycles per second, and that your CPU can do 9 operations per cycle meaning that it will do 21,600,000,000 or 21.6 Billion operations per second. Also 2.4GHz is also known as your CPU's CLOCK or CLOCKRATE. BTW if you have a dual core AMD CPU then it will be either a 4600+ or a 4800+ Manchester or Toledo. Download CPUz (google it) and then tell us what exactly you have.
iMac 27"
(15 items)
 
  
Reply
iMac 27"
(15 items)
 
  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Operating Systems