Oct 2, 2012
Page "Central processing unit" Paragraph 34
The clock rate is the speed at which a microprocessor executes instructions.
Every computer contains an internal clock that regulates the rate at which instructions are executed and synchronizes all the various computer components.
The CPU requires a fixed number of clock ticks ( or clock cycles ) to execute each instruction.
The faster the clock, the more instructions the CPU can execute per second.
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