Ya that's a bit low, default for your cpu is 1.4, and you can go as high as 1.525, but watch your temps! Use speedfan or everest or something to monitor your temperatures. Don't go over 60-65C under full 100% cpu load. Your low vcore might be why you can't oc very high, or like mustang panda said it's very likely your ram also. Your valueram is going to hold you back too, but you should
be able to get over 215 at least. I had some kingston valueram that I could get to 230. Best way to eliminate your ram as the problem is to run a divider, so you can see how high you can get your cpu. Divider is where you force your ram to run slower, so you can see how high fsb your cpu can take.
I don't know your mobo, but in the bios is where you would make it run a divider. For example, on my mobo for ram (dram) frequency, I can select 500, 400 (makes the ram run 1:1 with the cpu, this is what you really want for best performance), 320, and 266 I think. So I would put it to 320 or 266, then I could pump the fsb and see how high my cpu will go. The ram would be running slower so it wouldn't cause instability. Then you could decide if you want better ram depending on how far your cpu can go, cause you really want to run 1:1 if you can.
So if you could reach 240fsb with a divider, but your ram can only get to 215fsb when you run 1:1, then I'd seriously think about some better ram. Then you could run at 240fsb 1:1 between cpu and ram, and you'd have the best performance. You can
run permanently with a divider, if you could get an fsb much higher than your ram could handle, but it's still not as good as running 1:1. A divider is only worth it if your cpu can get alot higher fsb than your ram can take. If you can only get a few more fsb by running a divider, then it's not worth it and impacts performance too much.
, if you could reach only like 220fsb with divider, and 215 without, then you have to decide if new ram is worth it to get only that extra few fsb when running 1:1. But like I said above, don't run a divider so you can get like 2 more fsb, it will impact performance alot. Some people would buy new ram even if it only meant only a few more fsb (like me
), some wouldn't since it wouldn't make a whole lot of difference really.
and btw, since your question was about ram, you probably should have posted in the intel memory forum, not the cpu one