# Megahertz and Gigahertz. (Computer Related)?

Basically I'm trying to find a chart on CPU speeds. I wanted to find out how many mhz in ghz and so forth. Am I supposed to follow the same rules as we do for mb and gb? I hope I don't sound like a moron. I just got finished having a discussion about it and the person sounded off with what they were saying, but I couldn't say anything because I wasn't absolutely sure. Is 1.2ghz the same as 1200mhz?

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- JA12Lv 71 decade agoFavourite answer
This link is to an online tool that can convert pretty much anything to anything else in the same "category"

http://www.smartconversion.com/en/unitconversion.a...

This page is for "data".

1 petabyte = 1024.00000000034 terabytes

1 terabyte = 1024 gigabytes

1 gigabyte = 1024 megabytes

1 megabyte = 1024 kilobyte

1 kilobyte = 1024 bytes

see the pattern?

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- TimmyLv 71 decade ago
1 ghz is 1000 mhz

so 1,2 ghz is indeed 1200 mhz

and so forth a number behind the comma is a 100 mhz increment

the same rules apply for mb and gb

1 gb is 1024 mb

1,5 gb is 1500 mb and so forth

1 gig is usually 1024 mb but to make it easy its rounded down to 1000

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- 1 decade ago
MB, GB refer to the data capacity. While MHZ, GHZ refer to the speed of processor. The first is about volume of information it can hold. The latter is about how fast the CPU can run a program.

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- 1 decade ago
yea its the same rule as mb,gb so 1.2 ghz is the same as 1200mhz by the way if you are looking into getting a new processor than i would suggest a dual core above 2.6 ghz or a quad core above 2.2 ghz depending on what you want to do

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- 1 decade ago
The rule for processor's is cycle's per-second.

To help thank of sound waves.

12 Hz = 12 cycle's (6 ups and 6 downs or wave's) per-second.

1.2 GHz = 1,200,000,000 cycle's per-second.

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- Anonymous1 decade ago
In general terms 1Gig = 1000Meg

1 Meg = 1000 K.

In computer terms , I am not sure on frequencies if they translate that easily , because when you talk about bits and Bytes, it is calculated in the binary way ie. 1MB = 1024 KB

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- Anonymous1 decade ago
Yes, a GHz is 1,000 MHz.

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