huge difference between reported proc speed and /proc/cpuinfo
I recently bought a second hand Compaq Armada E500, advertised as having an 800MHz processor. However, having run DSL on it*, /proc/cpuinfo reports that it's actually running at 647MHz. Now in the past I've noticed very slight differences between reported speed and the speed given by the file, but never anything like this large a difference.
Can anyone think of a good reason why this discrepancy might have emerged? Or have I been deceived as to the specs of this box?
Thanks for looking at this
*I havent had time to install anything yet :-(