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Windows 7: system type and processor speed

21 Nov 2012   #1
techno di

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system type and processor speed

hi

processors have speeds like 2.7GHz and this actually a frequency at which it runs ..

frequency is cycles per second .... 2.7GHz = 2.7*1024*1024*1024 = 2,899,102,924.8 Hz i.e cycles per second or pulses per second .

i think 2,899,102,924.8 bits per second such processor is said to process .

on the other hand we have system type like 64-bit ... does that mean processor only processes 64 bits per second ? and how we differentiate both of these factors and distinguish clearly ?


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21 Nov 2012   #2
Maguscreed

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It would be more accurate to think of it as the way the chip handles data and floating-point registers.

I sadly do not actually know the math. It does increase the rate at which data is processed.
It has more to do with the registers though. I'm not sure how it would fit into your equation exactly.
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21 Nov 2012   #3
techno di

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you meant that processing speed is dependant of registers ?
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21 Nov 2012   #4
Maguscreed

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I suck at explaining this kind of thing.
Just google 64bit computing.
It all seems to be there between wiki and a couple of other sources.
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21 Nov 2012   #5
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by techno di View Post
you meant that processing speed is dependent of registers ?
Yes. Think of a Process Register as a bucket. One bucket can hold 32 liters, the other 64 liters. The processor can only send and receive one bucket of information per cycle (whether that bucket is full or not).
Obviously there is an advantage to the larger bucket, but only if it is over half full.

A more intelligent explanation of all of this is here:
64-bit: More than just the RAM | bit-tech.net
The article is old but explains it all better than anything I have seen since.
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21 Nov 2012   #6
techno di

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by techno di View Post
you meant that processing speed is dependent of registers ?
Yes. Think of a Process Register as a bucket. One bucket can hold 32 liters, the other 64 liters. The processor can only send and receive one bucket of information per cycle (whether that bucket is full or not).
Obviously there is an advantage to the larger bucket, but only if it is over half full.

A more intelligent explanation of all of this is here:
64-bit: More than just the RAM | bit-tech.net
The article is old but explains it all better than anything I have seen since.
first let me clear something ,,
difference b/w cycle and pulse ..
computer handles info as bits and bytes , a byte is equal to 8 bits and there are many units like kilo ,mega , giga and tera each a factor of 1024 times more ...
so if we say processor A handles data at rate of 2.7 GHz that will mean this processor handles very huge number of pulses per second ( i mentioned the number in the thread) , in this case it also correct to say it handles the huge number of bits per second as the pulse and bit are same ...

coming to cycle , it is something different , it is the complete revolution of a signal in case it is periodic ... correct me if am wrong
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21 Nov 2012   #7
techno di

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in the thread i used cycle and pulse interchangeably though , am confused
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21 Nov 2012   #8
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by techno di View Post
in this case it also correct to say it handles the huge number of bits per second as the pulse and bit are same ...
This is the error in your logic, as "pulse" and "cycle" mean the same thing and do not relate to "bits" directly.

The processor clock cycle refers to the frequency of the transmission.
The bits and bytes refer to the content being transmitted.
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21 Nov 2012   #9
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logic 0 is represented by no signal = no pulse i.e V=0
logic 1 is represented by a pulse i.e V= +ve value

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21 Nov 2012   #10
techno di

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Quote:
The processor clock cycle refers to the frequency of the transmission.
if u have a wave or signal , cycle is a complete revolution and frequency is #of cycles per second .
freq is measured in Hertz ..
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