You increase the FSB for mem bandwidth, and only then the multiplier if you can. The more bandwidth, the higer the performance. Any CPU may go as high as N Mhz, the FSB is only limited by your RAM. It doesn't matter what you increase, FSB or multiplier, the CPU cannot operate beyond the N Mhz frequency stable. So you obtain that freq. by increasing the FSB and only then the multiplier. So you obtain the peak with both more bandwidth and core freq, equals higer performance then increasing only the multiplier.