thanks for all your comments,
@zipzoomhigh, my memory modules are seated in the white slots as specified by the M/B manual.
@saint19, thank you for the welcome. :P Actually, I am not so much of an overclocker, just trying to get what I pay for in the first place. I have no intention of overclocking the CPU, just want to bring the memory to its rated speed.
I will try your method when I get home. I live in Singapore.
I have actually attempted to activate the XMP profile1 w/o changing anything, my north bridge and my CPU overvoltage LEDs light up during POST and the comp crash before gg into OS. Not too sure why that cannot work.
I guess I will do by manually adjusting and see how.
@LittLeCaptain, yep. I am annoyed too. I read that the original intel settings are only memory at 1066MHz. Anything beyond is considered overclock.