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what does it mean to say that a processor is 1.4 GHZ

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Submitted: 11 years ago.
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Expert:  Stephen replied 11 years ago.
Hertz are a measurement of how many cycles or calculations that a processor can manage per second.

1 Hertz would 1000 cycles per second

1 Mega Hertz would be 1 million cycles per second

1 Giga Hertz would be 1 billion cycles per second

so a 1.4 GHz would be 1 billion 400 million cycles per minute.

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