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So I had to manually set my timings and RAM speed in the BIOS to get the full performance from it.
Why? Turns out they do this on purpose to reduce the chance of compatibility issues when you first install into your motherboard. See this forum for some details.
So SPD Speed = compatibility speed for auto detection. A little annoying since I can't just let the auto settings in the BIOS handle it, but oh well.