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+ - Research reveals mislaid microprocessor megahertz

Submitted by Epsillon
Epsillon (608775) writes "The Register reports on a phenonmenon most users will be familiar with: Computer half-life.

"Five years ago, we activated a dozen new, freshly-purchased systems," said Computer Science Professor Asteio Artikolos. "Since then we have measured, on average, a 10-15 per cent reduction in the machines' clock speeds over that time. It's as if each machine's stock of megahertz were somehow leaking away.""

The absent ones are always at fault.

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