Hi, I am trying to understand the technical side of a clock rate.
I have a few questions:
1. If I were to say my cpu has a frequency of 1 hz then would be cpu be able to complete 1 operation per second?
2. What exactly is a pulse of a clock in cpu's. Is it an electrical volt sent through the cpu (sending a 1 or 0 state)?
3. If so, then does hz refer to the number of pulses per second which is passed through the cpu?
4. How does a crystal oscillator come into this, is the crystal oscillator the 'thing' which defines when pulses are sent through the cpu, and this is done to break up each pulse allowing for the state of the pulse (1 or 0) to register before another pulse is sent?
If someone does reply to me can you please remember im new to this, so please dont use technical jargon which will likely confuze me :P Simple correct or incorrect replies would be better