1600 from 1333? new memory / mobo

ASUS Crosshair III Formula AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

So that is my new mobo / memory and I read somewhere that I have to go into bios and make it so it recognizes that my memory is 1600 and not 1333? If someone could explain that to me it would be great.


Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

I put that into my system and windows installed the drivers automatically when I turned the pc on BUT I can't seem to find how to make it show up anywhere outside of disk manager. Of course, my question is how do I make it so I can use it as storage as intended? Roommate says it should show up as drive D where as my regular HD is my drive C.

Thank you in advance!

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  1. Don't bother with the RAM there's no noticeable difference.

    If that's a new HDD you need to format it. NTFS. Only then it'll show up in My Computer.
  2. Format and partition it, and then set it to active. Then it will show up.
    There is no real world difference in 1333 and 1600 that you could ever notice.
    Just use the search feature if you want to know more, this question must get asked at least once a day.
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