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I have upgraded my Compaq Presario 1246 laptop with extra ram and a lerger hard drive - no problems. I cannot get Windows XP Pro to install so I have fitted a faster CPU - AMD 550. However, the system still reports original CPU speed of 400mhz. I suspect the internal dip switches need to be changed but can you advise any information on this?

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