Smbios wrong?

just wonderin how come pentium 4 cpu (socket 478 at 2.53 ghz) shows through the smbios that can run as fast as 3060mhz and has hyperthreadign...both of which i know is not possible

Dmidecode on linux reads this:

Processor Information
Socket Designation: Microprocessor
Type: Central Processor
Family: Pentium 4
Manufacturer: Intel
ID: 27 0F 00 00 FF FB EB BF
Signature: Type 0, Family 15, Model 2, Stepping 7
FPU (Floating-point unit on-chip)
VME (Virtual mode extension)
DE (Debugging extension)
PSE (Page size extension)
TSC (Time stamp counter)
MSR (Model specific registers)
PAE (Physical address extension)
MCE (Machine check exception)
CX8 (CMPXCHG8 instruction supported)
APIC (On-chip APIC hardware supported)
SEP (Fast system call)
MTRR (Memory type range registers)
PGE (Page global enable)
MCA (Machine check architecture)
CMOV (Conditional move instruction supported)
PAT (Page attribute table)
PSE-36 (36-bit page size extension)
CLFSH (CLFLUSH instruction supported)
DS (Debug store)
ACPI (ACPI supported)
MMX (MMX technology supported)
FXSR (Fast floating-point save and restore)
SSE (Streaming SIMD extensions)
SSE2 (Streaming SIMD extensions 2)
SS (Self-snoop)
HTT (Hyper-threading technology)
TM (Thermal monitor supported)
PBE (Pending break enabled)
Version: Not Specified
Voltage: 1.2 V
External Clock: 533 MHz
Max Speed: 3060 MHz
Current Speed: 2533 MHz
Status: Populated, Enabled
Upgrade: ZIF Socket
L1 Cache Handle: 0x0700
L2 Cache Handle: 0x0701
L3 Cache Handle: Not Provided
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  1. Type 0, Family 15, Model 2, Stepping 7

    Indicates a northwood B core whos maximum cpu was the 3.06 which did include HT.

    Have you ever removed the heatsink to see exactly what model cpu you have?
    I'm not sure if that showing you the best possible or what you have so maybe you do have the 3.06HT P4...
  2. I just did because i was doubting myself too, I am a 100% sure it is a pentium 4 2.53 ghz. lol i guess dell fails at inputting the smbios
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