But when you drop the ram speed, it increases back to near the spec when raising the cpu fsb. Cpus are tough; as long as your temp remains under 70c and the ram runs at 1333 or less, you'll have a speedy system. My ram ended up at 1080 with the overclock, but the board locked the timings at 6-6-6-18 with the overclock, which is faster than the standard 9-9-9-24. I confirmed it by setting biostar's overclock program at the maximum setting. It matched my overclock setting.