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Why DDR2-800 only showing PC2-5300?


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Oct 1, 2006
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Processor Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.40 GHz, FSB1066, 4 MB L2)
Motherboard Asus P5WDH Deluxe Wireless Edition
Cooling Thermalright SI-128 Heatsink w/120mm Scythe Fan
Memory Corsair XMS TWIN2X2048-6400C4 EPP DDR2-800 2x1024MB
Video Card(s) ATI Radeon X1950XTX 512MB
Storage 2xSeagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATAII (not RAID conf'd at the moment)
Display(s) ViewSonic VP930b
Case Lian-Li PC7H+ w/ Window (black) w/120mm fan front and back
Audio Device(s) none (using the integrated one currently)
Power Supply Seasonic S12 Series 600W Power Supply
Software XP Pro SP2
Hi guys - I'm almost completlely new to overclocking (as you can see from my question no doubt hehe) and I have a question I'm hoping somebody can help me with:

A couple of weeks ago I got my new system. I have the Asus P5WDH Deluxe Wireless Edition MOB and 2Gb of Corsair XMS TWIN2X2048-6400C4 EPP DDR2-800 ((see the full system details in my profile). When my system boots I see the following message "PC2-5300 Dual Channel Interleaved". Being new at this I think it's difficult to grasp all the different memory types/speeds but does that message indicate that my system isn't recognizing my RAM or at least not running it at full speed?

If so, how can I get the most out of my RAM? Do I need to go into the overclocking settings in the BIOS in order to rectify this? I am planning of OCing the system (one of the reasons for getting this motherboard since I read it's great for OCing but I was going to wait until I've had a chance to read some of the great FAQs and intros out there).
Oct 2, 2005
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Omaha, NE
System Name Media PC
Processor Intel Core-i5 4460
Motherboard Asus H97i plus
Cooling Noctua LH-9i with upgraded NF-A9, x2 Noctua NF-F12
Memory 8GB x2 Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz kit
Video Card(s) Gigabyte Super clocked GTX970 itx
Storage 1TB western digital black 2.5"
Display(s) Samsung 55" Plasma
Case Fractal Design Node 202
Audio Device(s) Onboard DSP, sound forwarded to Onkyo receiver in 2.1 mode
Power Supply Fractal Design 430w itx PSU
Mouse Logitech Wireless gaming mouse
Keyboard Logitech Wireless, Xbox One S controller
Software Windows 10 pro
first and formost that is one smokin hot system you have got there
second, check your bios and check the DRAM section to see if you are running in DDR 800 mode. It might just be displaying the default maufacturer speed.