18? I dont get it. I set the CPU multiplier to x4.5 from its default x4 and I get a speed of 3.6Ghz, but thats not the problem, read the OP
I think his point is that when you set the multiplier high and the FSB low, you get increased stability vs what you currently have. In my experience, it is always better to have the multiplier as high as you can, but then mine is limited while your's effectively isn't.
Setting your multiplier higher, at the suggested setting of 18x with an FSB speed of 200mhz should eliminate your ram from the equation.
Raising the FSB ultimately affects the RAM timings due to a ratio of sorts, which results in errors that can cause your system to act anomalously.
Well, I found my problem. I thought x4 was auto, and in CPU-Z when I had it at x4 it was showing 800MHz under core speed so I thought that made sense since 800 x 4 (number of cores in my CPU) = 3200GHz. Well it turns out I ran some other programs and found out my whole CPU was only running at 800Mhz lol, thats why it was performing so badly.