thought FSB and CPU core clock speed were the biggest factors. Are you guys just gung-ho on overclocking?
FSB is only obtained by a combination of the CPU's FSB and the RAMs stock speed. If you have your CPU at 220x10 = 2.2GHz you have 440FSB (in the case of socket A's anyway), but if your RAM is still DDR400 or 400FSB basically, then that extra clock speed isn't helping you all that much.
A CPU overclocked to 2.2GHz with say 480FSB and the RAM following it at 240MHz (240x2 = 480) would be a more optimized and faster system than a CPU clocked to 2.4GHz but still being left at 400FSB.
The timings on the RAM are important because you have to relax them when you overclock the RAM to get those higher speeds, this allows for more bandwidth to be processed.
Using SiSoftware Sandra normal PC3200 would be 3000/2800 in reference to gb/sec transfer. At 235MHz opposed to stock 200MHz I would get 3500/3300 gb/sec so you can see this would simply help in terms of speed of communication to the rest of the system.
Like I said thought, if the CPU FSB is higher than the RAMs or vice versa, then you're wasting potential and you're just bottlenecking the system...and OC'ing just the CPU by itself by use of multi's will only get you so far in terms of performance.
OC'ing the CPU and RAM and keeping them at 1:1 ratio is by far the most optimized way to get actual system results in terms of speed..
Also yes we're gung-ho on overclocking