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What does it mean to say that a processor is 1.4 GHZ?

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what does it mean to say that a processor is 1.4 GHZ?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Computer
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.
Hope this helps.