Why is my AMD PHENOM 8650 Processor showing 1 20 ghz instead of 2 3 ghz on mothe

why is my AMD PHENOM 8650 Processor showing 1 20 ghz instead of 2 3 ghz on motherboard asrock N68C-S UCC
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  1. It's in an idle state. When your processor isn't doing anything it clocks down, in your case 1.2ghz, but when you do something such as render a video it will bump back up to 2.3ghz.
  2. Cool'n'Quiet. It's an AMD power/heat saving feature that downclocks your CPU automatically during inactivity.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cool%27n%27Quiet

    Try doing something CPU intensive and check your speed with CPU-Z.
  3. the clock speed is shown in my windows properties as 1.2 ghz
  4. Have you gotten CPU-Z?
  5. yes & it shows clock speed at 1155.5
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