I was just searching through ebay looking for an upgrade and I came across this click here My understanding of quad core processor speed is that it's much like thinking of 4 streams of water running at say 5mph each. There is 4 times more water than a single stream but at no point is the water doing 20mph (4 x 5mph). In this ad the seller is saying that the processor is 11.6ghz (4 x 2.9ghz)am I correct in thinking that this is misleading?
I once purchased a 'top quality' computer via eBay. What I read and what I received wasn't 'quite true'. So its a case of 'buyer beware' and if there are any queries, contact the seller before making or considering that purchase.
If you have i GB of memery in your oomputer and it (e.g)downloads a web page in 10 seconds, adding another 1GB of mmeory will not make it download in 5 seconds, possibly slighter faster, due to processing time being reduced.
The same is true for multi-core processors, they will run faster than a single core, but not necessarily 4 times faster for a 4 core machine.
As Brynit, says,' Always read the whole advert, not just the headline' Terry
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