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# Ghz and Mhz

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### #1 bbddown17

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 05:34 PM

i know its a lame question but how many Mhz equals a GHz.
i don't know much but thank you.

### #2 conk

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 06:26 PM

1000MHZ = 1GHZ so for example my 2.8GHZ is a 2800MHZ hope that helps
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Posted 25 August 2005 - 08:17 PM

actually u are wrong my friend... 1024 mhz = 1 ghz

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### #4 bbddown17

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 10:46 PM

thank you

### #5 Leurgy

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 06:36 AM

I hate to butt in here (well actually I don't ) but conk is right.

legoman786 you are confusing MB with MHz.

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### #6 Mr Alpha

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 07:35 AM

G=Giga, M=Mega, k=kilo are all prefixes used to avoid writing out a lots of zeros. So 1 kg = 1000 g or 1 kHz = 1000 Hz. So then 1 Mg = 1000 kg = 1000000 g or as I use to say, a ton. The same works for Hz ie 1 MHz = 1000 khz = 1000000 Hz. You can use those prefixes befor almost anything, it's just a way to avoid writing out all those zeros. It goes downward also so 1 Hz is 1000 mHz. There are load more prefixes, you can go up way high, or low.

So it is easy, a G is always 1000 M, no matter what they are referring to. Except when the computer people went and complicated things with Bytes. So now 1 GB = 1024 MB just because it looks better in binary! And that is just so wrong on so many levels that I won't go there.
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### #7 Leurgy

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 07:50 AM

Thanks Mr Alpha, that explains it well.

So then 1 Mg = 1000 kg = 1000000 g or as I use to say, a ton.

Don't you mean a tonne, as opposed to a ton which is 2000 pounds?

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 08:14 AM

Don't you mean a tonne, as opposed to a ton which is 2000 pounds?

Yes, and no. The ton I was talking about isn't the english ton. Our old ton used to be about 2000 pounds (things weren't as exact back then) but when we switched to the SI system ton hang around and became 1000 kg. So our old ton is your ton, and our new ton is your tonne. Things get complicated when you trying to accommodate both the english system and the international SI system.
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Posted 26 August 2005 - 08:17 AM

Mr Alpha is correct with his explanation, and a good one too...

Here is a calculator if needed.
http://www.onlineconversion.com/computer.htm

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 08:57 AM

shoot... oh well i tried

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 12:19 PM

thank all of you for your effort.
now i know how much is a GHz is for sure.

### #12 Leurgy

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 12:24 PM

Thanks for starting this topic bbddown17. I'm sure many people will find it informative and it certainly began a lively discussion.

now i know how much is a GHz is for sure.

Too much information?

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 12:53 PM

whered all the posts come from i only posted yesterday anyway i was close
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### #14 Leurgy

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 01:08 PM

1000MHZ = 1GHZ so for example my 2.8GHZ is a 2800MHZ hope that helps

Hey conk you were dead on and put it in a way that people who know CPU's could understand.

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 01:56 PM

Alternate definition:

MegaHertz - when something is REALLY painful.
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