I'm trying to wrap my head around the basics as I'm trying to figure out which CPU & memory to go for.
LGA 1156 uses a base clock of 133.333...Mhz, i5 750 has a bus/core multiplier of 20 so is 2.66Ghz. Is the bus/core multiplier strictly locked at 20, or can it be reduced? i.e. can I configure the system as:
raise the base clock to 166.666...Mhz
use bus/core multiplier of 16 for CPU to remain at 2.66Ghz
memory at PC3-16000 (2000Mhz)
This is quite a contrived example, so as an OC it may look a little pointless, but that leads me to my second question: would doing something similar to the above be good for running a quiet system with stock CPU speed some of the time, but leave plenty of headroom to to use Turbo mode while gaming?