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BIOS setup for Bulldozer FX 8150 CPU

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Hi, I hope this is the right place to post this question?
I have not long put together this system, although it has taken along time getting the parts together. My system is as follows:-
AMD FX 8150 CPU 3.6 GHz, on a:-
Gigabyte 990-FXA-UD3 Motherboard, with:-
16 GB of Corsair Vengeance 1600 MHz RAM, in a:-
ThermalTake GTX Level 10 case, with:-
a Corsair H80 water cooler, with:-
2x Gigabyte GTX 560 graphics cards, setup in an SLI configuration.
Running Windows 7 64-bit.

I only really have one question, that hopefully somebody on this site just might be able to help me with?
When I put all this together, the BIOS would not recognize my RAM as 1600 MHz, it only showed up as 1333 MHz?
I have been in touch with Gigabyte and AMD and Corsair, only to be fed a diet of 'GOBLEDY GOOK', (as you can tell I am not so technically minded), AMD said it was not a BIOS problem? Corair said it was a memory clock setting? and AMD has not answered?

So my question is how do I get the BIOS to recognize my RAM as 1600 MHz?

Thanks in anticipation of a quick answer
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the ram might need to be set at 1.65v instead of 1.5 to run at 1600
    
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change the speed in your bio.... I have 1866 and I had to set it to whateve speed I wanted... default is always 1333
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Hi, Malo one of the first things suggested to me was manually setting the speed of the RAM to 1600, which I tried but on saving and exiting BIOS it would default back to 1333? it would not save as 1600? thanks for your reply if you have anymore ideas please let me know?
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Hi Dlee7283, another one of the suggestions I had was to bump up the voltages for the RAM, but being a complete and utter novice (and probably a scardey cat) I was not sure about doing anything like that for fear of doing irreparable damage, the thing is I do not want to overclock the system, but just get the thing to recognize the RAM? thank you for your reply, anymore ideas please let me know
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Hi, Malo one of the first things suggested to me was manually setting the speed of the RAM to 1600, which I tried but on saving and exiting BIOS it would default back to 1333? it would not save as 1600? thanks for your reply if you have anymore ideas please let me know?

are you sure you pressed save and exit? it shouldnt just revert back to 1333..... does it save any of your other settings?
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Hi again, it does save BUT on rebooting I get this message

The system has experienced boot failures because of overclocking
Last settings in BIOS setup may not coincide with current H/W states
current CPU speed: 18.0 x 200 MHz
current memory speed: 1333 MHz
current HT speed: 2600 MHz
press key to enter BIOS setup
or press any rest of keys to continue (bad grammar I know), but that is the message I get?

if I hit Del to go back into BIOS and change settings, then I just keep getting that message
if I hit any other key it continues with the "safe" settings as mentioned (weird or what)?

Where do I go from here

Gigabyte sent me 2 links to update the BIOS, and I am now running with (as far as I know) the latest BIOS
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