OS: Windows® XP/Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 (Latest Service Packs) with DirectX® 9.0c
Processor: Intel Pentium® D 2.8 GHz or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2 4400+
Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800 GT or ATI Radeon™ X1950 Pro or better
So my stock CPU speed is 2.4 ghz. I've had my CPU overclocked to 2.9ghz for the past year. I have tried redoing the application numerous times but it still shows up on my profile as 2.4ghz. If I don't get into the beta because the opt-in app can't read the actual speed my processor is running at, I will be sad.
Just because your computer runs on 2.4GHz doesn't mean it's inferior to the Pentium D 2.8GHz. That processor is quite old (in computer hardware time :P) and while many newer processors run at lower frequencies they are still a lot faster because of better architecture. So, question is, what CPU do you have?