Question Unable to change my ram speed from 1333 MHZ to 1600 MHZ

Armoredhound

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Hello there geeks,

I have four sticks of ram (ADATA 1600 MHZ) which I realized via task manager & BIOS that they are running on 1333 MHZ.

Here are the things which I tried to do:

  1. I updated my BIOS with the latest version available
  2. I went around the BIOS and looked around for XMP profile or anything like that - wasn't able to find it
  3. I have tried changing the memory multiplier from 13.33 (1333 MHZ) to 16 or 16.66 or 16.00 or just 16 - didn't change to 1600 MHZ.
  4. I opened my PC and inspected each and every RAM stick - it is in fact 1600 MHZ
  5. I looked up the motherboard's manuel - it does support 1600 MHZ.
If you all have any ideas on what to do, hit me up. I am not familiar with timings or anything like that, so if you want me to change something - be more specific. :D

Thank you all!

PC Specs:
CPU: I5 2500K
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Q77M-D2H - https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-Q77M-D2H-rev-10/sp#sp
RAM: [CURRENT ONE / OLD] - ADATA (generic) 2X4 + 2X8 = 24GB

RAM: [NEW ONE] - https://www.corsair.com/uk/en/Categories/Products/Memory/High-Performance-Memory/VENGEANCE®-Pro-Series-—-8GB-(2-x-4GB)-DDR3-DRAM-1600MHz-C9-Memory-Kit/p/CMY8GX3M2A1600C9R

RAM: [NEW ONE, SECOND KIT] - https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Memory/High-Performance-Memory/Vengeance®-—-8GB-Dual-Channel-DDR3-Memory-Kit/p/CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

HDD: 1TB WD Blue
GPU: R9 290X
PSU: Cooler Master (don't know the exact model) 500W
Chassis: Cooler Master K280
OS: Windows 10 Home
 
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Lutfij

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When posting a thread of troubleshooting nature, it's customary to include your full system's specs. Please list them like so:
CPU:
Motherboard:
Ram:
SSD/HDD:
GPU:
PSU:
Chassis:
OS:

Include the link to the rams you're working with. For the sake of relevance, include the BIOS version for your motherboard.
 

Armoredhound

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When posting a thread of troubleshooting nature, it's customary to include your full system's specs. Please list them like so:
CPU:
Motherboard:
Ram:
SSD/HDD:
GPU:
PSU:
Chassis:
OS:

Include the link to the rams you're working with. For the sake of relevance, include the BIOS version for your motherboard.
Apologies, edited the topic + added links for the RAM.
 

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