6-channel CL8 vs 3-channel CL9 12gb memory Tags: Memory Intel i7 Product Last response: November 16, 2010 6:45 PM in Memory Share laur0511 November 16, 2010 3:13:57 PM I'll be using the memory most likely on a Rampage III Extreme, i7 960 cpu, or somthing similar to that, and it'll be (mostly) for gaming. Now, the question is should i get the Corsair 6x2 kit, which has CL8 (here) or the 3x4 kit, with CL9 (here)? 3 way channel may run better, but the 6 way one has lower latency. Also, would it be worth considering the 2000MHz version? I dont really intend to do much overclocking, if any, and i'm not sure it would make much of a difference for gaming on an i7 quad core. More about : channel cl8 channel cl9 12gb memory jonpaul37 a b } Memory November 16, 2010 6:45:51 PM Rule of thumb, always use the least amount of RAM sticks as possible, especially when overclocking. More sticks = more chances at instability, go with the 3 x 4... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedRAM: 1333 vs 1600, CL8 vs CL9 vs CL11 Forum SolvedRAM: 1333 vs 1600, CL8 vs CL9 vs CL11 Forum Choice: 2133MHz (Underclocked to 1600MHz cl8) vs 1600MHz cl9 stock Forum G.Skill Ares 8GB 1866MHz CL9 vs Corsair Vengance 8GB 1600MHz CL8 Forum SolvedDDR3 2133 CL-9 vs DDR3 1600 CL-8 ? Forum CL8 Memory worth the $$$ over CL9 Forum G-Skill Ripjaws CL8 vs Crucial CL9 vs Kingston CL9 Forum 24GB CL9 vs. 12GB CL7 for gaming Forum SolvedMemory Question - CL7 1600 vs CL9 2000? Forum Memory performance: 12GB vs 24GB Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !