I've set up a system for someone last week, as follows:
Pc Chips M952 mobo, and a p4 mobile cpu SL726 (Intel Mobile Pentium 4 3.067 / 1.6 GHz). Upon boot, the POST showed me that it recognized the cpu, it showed it as a 3.06ghz cpu running at 1.5ghz. POST actually displayed p4 at 1.5ghz and underneath it displayed (3.06ghz cpu). So I figured it's fine since the bios knows what cpu it has. Furthermore, I figured that after xp gets installed, it will know when needed to rev up the cpu to its full power. so the guy installed xp at his place, and then tried installing a game that requires a 2.0ghz cpu. and the game installer said it can't install, due to cpu limitation. he's bringing the mobo+cpu over in an hour, for me to help fix the problem. Where do I start?
I always say it's best to doublecheck.