Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

When referring to a computer processor, MHz is short for Megahertz and is one million Hertz. An oscillator circuit supplies a small amount of electricity to a crystal each second that is measured in KHz, MHz, or GHz. "Hz" is an abbreviation of Hertz, and "K" represents Kilo (thousand), "M" represents Mega (million), and "G" represents Giga (thousand million).

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