Martin 71 said:
I thought I had this all figured out, when I had a argument with a friend about it
... he says that to figure out the speed of a cpu you need to divide the clock speed by the # of cores... I say that each core runs at the clock speed... so in the case of my Phenom II 965, he says I'd divide my 3.4ghz speed by 4 and thus my speed per core is 850mhz per core... but I say that each core is at 3.4ghz... which is correct?
Your friend is full of crap.
If your processor is running at 3.4Ghz, then each core is running at 3.4 as well.
Example: If I have 4 trucks running at 65 miles an hour, that most definitely does NOT equal one running at 260.
What it *does* allow (the computer) to do is to put a different load in each of the four, and deliver them to different places at the same time.