i have a question that my local computer guy cant answer. i have a pentium D 2.66 GHZ is that the total speed of the processor or do both cores have 2.66 GHZ for a total speed of 4.32 GHZ. people on ebay advertise 7 GHZ processors and even say other stuff that i dont think is correct.
Note i am only 16 just built my awesome Pentium D computer for only $450 (pretty good gaming computer) and have been reading alot of stuff on this website for the past 3 weeks but any way if i say something stupid dont get mad as i am learning.
Both cores run at 2.66GHz, but the end result does NOT give you 4.32GHz of processing power because both CPUs can't work on one thread at the same time. Also, some of that power is lost because of the inefficiencies of Intel's dual-core design.