clock speeds and frame rates

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by penter, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. penter macrumors 6502a

    penter

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    how do i measure my computer's clock speeds?

    how can i measure it's frame rates during gameplay?
     
  2. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    for clock speed click the little blue apple in the top left then about this mac. for the fps it might varry from game to game but try ctrl-r or apple-r or command-r. one of these work for world of warcraft.
     
  3. penter thread starter macrumors 6502a

    penter

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    no, i mean how to measure the computer's speed while performing tasks. i hears about people saying that after they did their firmware update theey could only push the computer to about 1GHz. how did they know that exact number? i thought i remember them mentioning something about an application that tells you the exact frequency that the machine is performing at...

    so for fps it all depends on the game, right?
     
  4. frigginjoe macrumors newbie

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    That doesn't appear to make sense, and I don't mean that as an insult or anything.
    Under energy saver preferences on older models, you can set your computer to low speed to save power, high speed, or auto. Auto will push the CPU at full speed as it's needed.

    Try going into your applications folder, then utilities and running Activity Monitor. Some good processor/memory usage in that app.
    Games all have different means of showing you the frames-per-second your system is achieving, you'd have to look it up in per-game.
     
  5. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    as the poster above me said that doesnt make sense, but im not being mean. could you elaborate post links to where you saw other people talking about it.
     

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