Thanks for that just wondering as i have just got into PC gaming and i noticed that a lot of the games require 2.4 ghz and more Would i be right in saying then that my processor is a 3.66Ghz or is it still classed as a 1.83 Ghz
Clock speed is not a reliable and consistent method of measuring processor performance.
New processors are more efficient - so a 1.83 GHz new processor may well have higher performance than a 2.4GHz processor of 2 or three years ago.
And you cannot aggregate processor performance in a dual core system, as many programs cannot take full advantage of the dual cores - though they may get some advantage. And even programs that take full advantage cannot get double the performance, as there's only one RAM, only one set of motherboard chips, only one graphics card.
So the answer to your question depends on how the game supplier has expressed the performance.
I would bet it will be fine - but you could ask on the game sites directly.
Thanks all for the prompt responses, Earthsea the link you provided (which i will bookmark) says that it is a 3.57 Ghz, I have tried all the games i want to play and the site says i should be okay with them other than my graphics card is a bit of a let down (NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 512Mb) i thought this was an okay card but it only just scrapes in on the minimum spec. Thanks again to all who have had input i am now off to buy call of duty 4 see you in a couple of weeks
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