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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  • JA12
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favourite answer

    This link is to an online tool that can convert pretty much anything to anything else in the same "category"

    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?

  • Timmy
    Lv 7
    1 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

  • 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.

  • 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

    Pretty much

    1,000 mhz is the equivalent to 1 ghz

  • 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.

  • Anonymous
    1 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

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, a GHz is 1,000 MHz.

  • 1 decade ago

    **** WHAT YA HUUURD!!!


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