The speed on my ram is wrong

I just bought 2 sticks of 4 GB ram And i put them in and the work fine but i open up Speccy to see how fast they are running and it says 8.00 GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 800MHz (11-11-11-28). I believe they are supposed to run at 1600MHz and 9-9-9-24 How would i set the timing to that or is it just speccy being wrong.
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  1. Your RAM is running at 1600 11-11-11-28, Why? It's dual channel, so, 800x2 = 1600MHz, the only thing that you need change are the CL settings.
  2. This is what it is telling me in Cpu-z
    Channels# Single
    NB Frequency 2000.1 MHz
    DRAM Frequency 800.0
    FSB. DRAM 1.4
    CAS# Latency (CL) 11.0 Clock
    RAS# to CAS# Delay(tRCD) 11 clocks
    RAS# Precharge (tRP) 11 clocks
    Cycle Time (tRAS) 28 clocks
    Bank cycle Time (tRC) 39 clocks
    Command Rate (CR) 2T

    What do i need to change in bios to get this to the right settings thanks for the help by the way.
  3. What RAM slots are you using for your RAM?
  4. I just check that it says they are in Slot # 2 and Slot # 4
  5. What mobo are you using?
  6. Computer specs are
    AMD phenom II x4 955 BE OC 3.8 Ghz
    GTX 560 ti Asus
    MSI 870-G45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
  7. Best answer
    For dual channel in that mobo you need install the RAM in slot 1 and 2 or 3 and 4, not in the way than you have installed
  8. Oh alright thanks very much umm So once i install them lets say Slot 1 and 2 the speed will go to 1600 and Latency correct?
  9. Best answer selected by ronakk.
  10. Yeah, the speed should be 1600 9-9-9-24 but if those settings won't work you need set it manually in the BIOS
  11. Alright, Well thanks a lot for your help.
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