I'm still trying to learn what the limitations are for memory with AMD set ups. Apparently you can't get set #1 to work at advertised speed and timings with AMD and you have to either drop the clock speed or relax the timings. Would it be foolhardy to hope for a BIOS update that unlocks the potential of this set a little more?
Now, in case anybody tells me that I should just go ahead and cross #1 off my list, which would you pick between #2 and #3? Tighter timings or more speed?
I'm sure I could get any of these to work for me and I would be happy, but I'm just trying to explore a little further into the subtle differences so I know what to expect. Muchas garcias!
Last question I have is if I eventually upgrade to a Thuban processor (or perhaps more if Bulldozer is still AM3 compatible), will I end up being held back at all by sticking with a 1333 RAM speed right now? If I plan on just doubling the RAM later and want to make sure it will still be up to par 1 or 2 years down the road, will 1333 cut the mustard? Will it even matter with the mobo options I have now?