[quote name='Viper;30721]the benchmark tool shows the speed at half what it is so if it's saying 299 that's actually 598 or close enough to 600. The VIA ones are the same so if they are 350 it shows 175.[/QUOTE]To be even more precise (and hopefully get the confusion out of the way)' date=' the benchmarks tools are not showing the processors frequency (Mhz) value at all. It's BogoMIPS ("Bogus Million Instructions Per Second").BogoMIPS is basically the number of million times per second a processor can do absolutely nothing. This number tells you what the processor can [B']do[/B], but doesn't say everything about the processor speed. Newer processors can do multiple things at the same time and need less clock-cycles for the same code. More info here: BogoMips - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaViper is right however that you can roughly say "2 * BogoMIPS = clockspeed" but that is not a fact, just a rule of thumb.