I'm considering going for a Q6600 quad core CPU at the moment over an
E6850 (see a separate discussion topic on this :) ). What's been holding
me back over the Q6600 is, aside from the lower clock speed (which as
more applications become multi-threaded won't be an issue) is the lower
FSB speed it supports (1066 vs. 1333 MHz).
Since I'm not keen on overclocking a CPU (due to the shorter life and
the noise a good cooling system creates), is it possible to get a
motherboard and memory that fully supports 1333MHz, set this CPU's FSB
to 1333MHz and then just reduce the multipliers so its clock is running
close to 2.4GHz again?