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Why is my AMD PHENOM 8650 Processor showing 1 20 ghz instead of 2 3 ghz on mothe
Jun 17, 2012, 5:25 AM
why is my AMD PHENOM 8650 Processor showing 1 20 ghz instead of 2 3 ghz on motherboard asrock N68C-S UCC
Jun 17, 2012
phenom 8650 processor showing mothe
Jun 17, 2012, 5:26 AM
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.
Jun 17, 2012, 5:27 AM
Cool'n'Quiet. It's an AMD power/heat saving feature that downclocks your CPU automatically during inactivity.
Try doing something CPU intensive and check your speed with CPU-Z.
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Jun 17, 2012, 5:31 AM
the clock speed is shown in my windows properties as 1.2 ghz
Jun 17, 2012, 5:32 AM
Have you gotten CPU-Z?
Jun 17, 2012, 5:36 AM
yes & it shows clock speed at 1155.5
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