Cant run 1600 RAM on H97M-Plus mobo.

I have an Asus H97M-plus motherboard and two pieces Corsair ValueSelect 8 GB DDR3-1600.
They're running standard at 1066. I've tried adjusting the timings etc but every time it wont activate the display and I have to reset the mobo again to get in the BIOS. It is supposed to support 1600. But I can's seem to figure it out. There is also no option to enable XMP, even though its shown in my main BIOS "display".

CMV8GX3M2A1600C11 < The RAM.
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  1. I tried running them at the recommended speeds: Timings: CL11 11-11-30. But it wont do anything. Still goes back to 1066 after a reset.
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  2. Pentium G3260, for example, supports DDR3-1333 memory not 1600MHz. So it depends on what CPU you have.

    Your BIOS version may also be a factor as some CPUs need a newer version.
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  3. Ram CMV8GX3M2A1600C11 : speed: 1600 or 1333 according to : http://www.corsair.com/en-us/corsair-memory-8gb-2x4gb-ddr3-memory-cmv8gx3m2a1600c11

    which makes me look at the motherboard : which clearly reads 1600/1333 xmp compatible. : https://www.manualslib.com/manual/716727/Asus-H97m-Plus.html?page=6#manual

    so leads me also to ask what is your CPU ? because 1066 is an odd speed .
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  4. Calvin7 said:
    Pentium G3260, for example, supports DDR3-1333 memory not 1600MHz. So it depends on what CPU you have.

    Your BIOS version may also be a factor as some CPUs need a newer version.
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  5. I'm running the latest bios: vers. 2603.
    Cpu is a I-4590. Shouldn't that be able to handle it?
    There is also an XMP option in the main Bios but no way to activate it.
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  6. sure it does according to https://www.manualslib.com/manual/716727/Asus-H97m-Plus.html?page=41#manual
    look at the image below, this should be where you change it , otherwise got to advance mode.



    but I can tell you that I have a friend that has an 4590 on an H81 Board from ASUS and he has to run it as 1333 as 1600 xmp causes bsod during gaming. I just think those Hxxx series board from ASUS aren't as good as they would of like them to be.
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  7. I looked everywhere for the XMP option, under advanced etc etc. I have another computer with an Z97-A mobo and the options is there, running ram at 1600. Easily configured too. With this mobo I cant find anything.
    I tried changing the timings and everything but evertime it wont start the display and i'l have to reset the mobo by hand again. Why would they have the XMP option there if there is no way to activate it at all? Its very confusing.
    The fact that I cant run the ram on 1600 by adjusting the timings to the right ones confuses me too.
    I'm lost :(

    Thanks alot for the help btw!!
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  8. I've added a pic of the BIOS > https://imgur.com/a/FKj1V
    Timings > https://photos.app.goo.gl/rHc3TUk1D7ZxY6Ak2
    I've changed these to CL11 11-11-30, but got nothing.
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  9. okay looking at your main bios page I see it on the left is says xmp disable with a pull down menu, what does that menu do ? (circle in image below)
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  10. Ai Tweaker Menu
    Enable D.O.C.P (DRAM OverClock Profile)
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  11. The Paladin said:
    okay looking at your main bios page I see it on the left is says xmp disable with a pull down menu, what does that menu do ? (circle in image below)



    Absolutely nothing > https://photos.app.goo.gl/m8dPIKWp7JWPn8WX2
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  12. Calvin7 said:
    Ai Tweaker Menu
    Enable D.O.C.P (DRAM OverClock Profile)


    I've looked for this option everywhere, but its not there.
    Am I overlooking an option somewhere hidden the BIOS?

    I've added some pics that might help.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/oBganmoTrNmfeTpn1
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  13. Also, when I put it to 100:133 and try to run it on 1333 it wont give me any display again. I have to replace the memory, then reset the mobo to get in the BIOS again everytime. On 1066 its all fine and boots without issues.
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  14. skalamabattis said:
    I've added a pic of the BIOS > https://imgur.com/a/FKj1V
    Timings > https://photos.app.goo.gl/rHc3TUk1D7ZxY6Ak2
    I've changed these to CL11 11-11-30, but got nothing.


    Change everything back to 11-11-11-30 @1600 and change the voltage from 1.5 to 1.55!
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  15. Try 1.6.
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  16. I gave up. I have to reset the mobo everytime, replace the memory. Sigh.
    1.6 doesnt work either. Im lost.

    Thanks alot for the help guys! Really appreciated.
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