My load average shows 2.0 in 5 and 15 mins.
My CPU is 1x2GHz, I know that 1.0 = 100% but what about GHz? Does it affect that?
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Load average is more complex than simply 1.0 == 100%. As shown here and in many other pages, you'll see that load average is actually relative to the amount of cores you have.
So while a one core system is at capacity at 1.0, a dual core system is at capacity at 2.0. In other words, you need to relate it to the number of available cores when making sense of utilization of your system.
To answer your question about Ghz, the answer is "no". Gigahertz has no bearing on the load average reported by your system.
For more information, see also: What does load average mean in unix/linux?