I have the following memory installed on my ASUS P6T mother board.
OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK - Retail
I am not into overclocking but would like to have the memory configured in the bios correctly to take advantage of it's full potential. Can someone give me some guidelines to follow to insure that I have the correct settings so that the memory is working at 1600?
You won't be over clocking it with just a stock cooler and you won't be reaching 1600 without doing an OC overkill. There's really no point in having it over 3.2Ghz unless you're looking for more DX9 performance. I think the best you can get it @ 3.2Ghz is 1333.
Can you change the memory multiplier? If you can, change it to 12x. With a baseclock of 133mhz (I guess you haven't changed it yet) this will yield 1600 mhz on the memory. Be aware that the uncore multiplier must be at least double the memory multiplier so it should be set to at least 24x. As you speed up the uncore, you might also need to up the qpi/dram voltage or something similar. For
most people 1,3v does the trick.
Further don't forget to set the memory voltage and timings according to manufacturer specs.