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August 15th, 2009, 08:21 PM
sudo lshw -class cpu
description: CPU
product: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 2800+
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 4
bus info: cpu@0
version: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 2800+
slot: Socket 754
size: 1800MHz
capacity: 3GHz
width: 64 bits
clock: 200MHz
capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx mmxext x86-64 3dnowext 3dnow up rep_good cpufreq

So what does this mean. I know the processing speed of this computer is 1.8Ghz, but why is the capacity listed as 3Ghz? Does this mean that my processor is capable of overclocking to 3Ghz safely?

August 16th, 2009, 08:28 AM
A quick Google on the CPU suggests it is a 1.8 GHz processor.


Here's a quick run down of the features of the Athon 64 2800+ processor being reviewed here.

* Model: Athlon 64 2800+
* Frequency: 1.8 GHz
* L1 Cache: 128 KB
* L2 Cache: 512 KB
* Voltage: 1.5v
* Process: 0.13 micron
* Socket: Socket 754
* Packaging: OEM only

I can't even guess at what the 3 GHz is.
It may over clock to that if it had adequate cooling, but unless you are really into over clocking I wouldn't try. You would be best to check with an over clocking forum about that.