Question Memory mismatch... 333, 535, 1066 and 1600

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Hey Guys, I have a problem and I have tried quiet a bit of googling to find answers, but everything I have found has just made me more confused.

My computer is giving me a bunch of random guff regarding RAM and I really want to know how to get it up to speed. My computer has two sticks installed, one 4gb and one 8gb, both ddr3 1600mhz.
Mobo is ASRock N68-VS3 FX, I notice the mobo FSB is 1000MHz (2.0 GT/s)

Task manager says 333mhz (12gb total)
CPU-Z says dram frequency is 535mhz (12 gb total)
Speccy says 535mhz (12gb total)
Bios says… A1 DDR3_1066 4096 / 533mhz
B1 none

I tried going into the bios because I heard you could run “AMP - amd memory profile” but I found nothing.

I am fairly new to computer upgrading so any tip would be appreciated. Correct me if I am wrong but 1600mhz ram should appear as 800mhz (double data rate) in all of these programs.

I can see that 535 is half 1066 so most of them seem to believe my ram is 1066mhz. So my questions are should I worry about the bios not seeing one of my ram sticks. More importantly can I set both to 1600mhz?
 

cherry blossoms

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You can run DDR for MATCHED modules for that board. Page 16 of your manual states you will only be able to run in single channel mode with a mismatched config.

Your CPU wasn't identified. Your controller may only support 1066 (at half rate single channel), even if the memory supports faster operation.
 
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