So now I need to buy 8GB low-profile DDR3 (and sell off the Corsair Vengeance I already bought which won't fit!) and so I'm looking for some advice on what will work and overclock (i.e. give the best speeds) with this board.
I can get 1.35v Mushkin Blackline for £36
or 1.65v Corsair XMS3 for £30
or 1.5v Corsair XMS3 for £41.76
I've also seen some 1.5v Crucial Rendition, which would be the cheapest at £26 for 8GB, but I think I'd prefer something with some sort of cover/heat spreader http://www.ebuyer.com/291000-crucial-4gb-ddr3-1333mhz-rendition-memory-module-cl9-1-5v-rm51264ba1339-rm51264ba1339
All of these are 9-9-9-24 sticks
I realise the Rendition is 1333Mhz whilst the rest are 1600Mhz, but the tests I've seen don't seem to show much benefit and there's no guarantee anything would run at 1600Mhz with a Phenom II X4 (which only officially supports 1333Mhz) anyway. If I recall correctly, running 1333Mhz with tighter timings (i.e. tighter than 9-9-9-24) gives more of a boost, so if anyone knows if any of the above (or something else) will run at tighter timings, that would be useful information as well.
I'm also a bit confused, as I've been told that this board supports 2x16 CF (if slots 2 and 4 are empty) but I just read this article
which says that one of the advantages of the 1090fx chipset will be "2x16 CF"!