Re: help understanding processor speed
The T5500 is a dual core CPU, which means that on the die there are two cores both running at 1.66GHz. Don't be deceived by all the Ebay listings stating "4x3GHz, 12GHz!!!!!!" It's false. You cannot add up the speeds of the cores. However two cores @ 1.66GHz are obviously faster than a single core running at 1.66GHz.
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