Bus speed

i am trying to understand processor speed and bus speed. i have a quad cpu @2.40Ghz and bus at 800Mhz,if it was a car how fast would it go throughout the computer:cool:

My suggestion is that the car analogy is not going to help in your understanding of this.

Try here:

I have always been curious to know what this means as well, I have dome some surfacing reading and absorbed a little bit of understanding, but would anyone be able to explain it or point me in the direction of a resource online that could put it in semi-layman’s terms for me? I am debating whether or not to go with the new i processor or the quad-core… but then again, I heard there was an 8-CORE (!!) on the horizon very soon… but what does all that mean for me, the home-computing enthusiast?