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Scroll down to the FM1 charts. You want a board with high phase count for the safest OC, like an Asus or the Gigabyte listed above. ASRock is a good brand for the price, but a bad BIOS setting with some of their boards has it set to discrete for default, so you'd need a discrete card to set it up on those boards.
The CAS latency also has to do with speed, lower numbers are better. 9 is the common latency. Timings are the exact numbers of the CAS latency. It's not as important to get lower latency, as the lower ones will cost more.
As far as having the fins, they help spread heat keeping the memory cooler. Sometimes they also get in the way though if you use an aftermarket CPU heatsink. It isn't that important to have them on 1600 Mhz memory since they don't run at very high voltage/heat at that speed.