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: Forum24GB CL9 vs . 12GB CL7 for gaming ForumPlease help: good (best) motherboard for gaming ForumMemory upgrade question ForumSandy Bridge CPU or 3 channel memory for gaming? Forum, will 3gb DDR3 memory performs weaker than 4gb DDR2 memory ? ForumSystem for editing HD in Adobe Premiere ForumSub $2.5k desktop build ForumBest "value" RAM you've seen? ForumQuestions regarding new system ForumWhen we finally can’t attained athletic subject, ForumMemory with i7 950? ForumMemory upgrade for 680i SLI mobo help Forum[Solved] When to Swap Memory on move to 7 from XP ForumMemory Speed ForumIs this memory GOOD or just posing? ForumDual chanell memory??? ForumBest ddr3 memory Forum[Solved] Gaining Memory ForumMemory upgrade in Gigabyte P55 UD4p More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !