I read that, but cant find which setting to change it.
You change ram settings to manual from auto then you can input speed and timings/latency manually!
I did that, but the only clock settings go up to 800mhz. Nothing for 1600....
800MHZ (active speed) x 2 = 1600MHz (dual data rate effective speed)
ahhhhhhh. so just set it to 800mhz.
Yes, set it too 800 MHz. clockspeed. Your RAM is "DDR3" = Double Data Rate, meaning two read or write ops per cycle, so if you set it for 800 MHz. then it runs at 2 times 800 MHz. = 1600 Mhz.
BTW, you read the actual system RAM frequency from the MEMORY tab not the SPD tab. The SPD tab shows the possible speeds and latencies for the particular RAM you have installed.
Most AMD Phenom II CPUs will run good RAM @ 1600 MHz. stable. The X6 Thurban CPUs will often run a little higher RAM frequency than the Deneb X4 CPUs but unfortunatley the higher RAM frequency makes very little diff in sysytem performance because it is not a bottleneck for the system like older DDR/DDR2 RAM was.
Thank you for your response. Looks like I was looking in the right place.
Does this look right to take full advantage of the 1600MHZ DDR3 ram?
Yes, actually surprising seeing it on 1T command rate with the slower 2T being the default at that speed!