I wouldn't worry about it much. AMD have been very big on compatibility, especially in recent years. They'll probably figure it out just right.
On the other hand, stock up on lots of RAM in preparation of the upcoming years' computers, people. Now's the time. If you see high-density DDR3 (4 GiB module or greater) on a discount or special sale, take it and don't look back.
Especially if the Japanese wafer plants can't get power, or have to be evacuated (depending on radioactive genies getting out of bottles and wind direction). DRAM spot prices already spiked up ~7%. Of course, that could be temporary too, and reduced demand could give us a glut and lowered prices later in the year. But right now, there's no question the price direction is up.
Really glad I stocked up on RAM recently. Looks like I hit it just as prices bottomed; barring unforeseen failures or unexpected system builds, I probably won't be needing any new RAM for 6-12 months.
Guess I'll watch the CPU market and grab a 6-core Phenom II (or two) before they go EOL. I figure the best time to buy them will be right after Bulldozer debuts; the prices on the Phenom II will likely be cut to make way for the Bulldozer chips.
The years just pass like trains. I wave, but they don't slow down. -- Steven Wilson
I am looking to buy some memory for bulldozer most of the rebates I've been looking at allow 1 rebate only, and I need 8GB at least anyone know a good deal for 2 sets of 4GB or a good price on an 8GB package? I see some patriot memory was on sale but the rebate expires today and they are out of stock