So recently I put this system together GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD MotherboardXFX HD-685X-ZCFC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video CardAMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8120FRGUBOXAntec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power SupplySeagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard DriveCORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
Here's the issue thus far: I am expecting the memory to operate at 1600mhz, it's currently operating , and being detected as ddr 1333. I can confirm this in Cpu-Z, speccy , and the Easy tune software that came with gigagabyte's Driver / chipset software DVD. This is a fresh install of windows, and I haven't modified any settings or have done anything crazy just yet
I have also updated the Bios to F6 revision. My mobo's board revision is 1.1.
this is my confusion - If i go into the bios and turn off SPD, I can manually set the memory timings etc... to run at 1600mhz blah blah blah, however after doing so and a sucessfull post, it is still showing as DDR3 1333.
What do I need to do besides run this memory over with a lawn mower?