CL4 vs CL6 for gaming (worth it?) Tags: Memory Gaming RAM Games Last response: January 27, 2013 5:20 AM in Memory Share aaronjpoe January 13, 2013 5:23:37 AM Hi, I want to upgrade my ram from 4 to 8gb. I'm looking at a CL6 set for about $90, or a CL4 set for $140. This upgrade is primarily for games. Will I notice any real difference for games between the two? http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-PC2-6400-240-Pin-Desktop-... CL=6 http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Modules-Desktop-KHX6400D... CL4 (4-4-4-12) This is my current ram. My second question is, should I just buy one set of 4gb, and see if it works with my current ram before I purchase more? http://www.ocztechnology.com/ocz-ddr2-pc2-6400-reaper-c... 4-4-4-15 More about : cl4 cl6 gaming worth aaronjpoe January 17, 2013 11:02:40 AM Some of my other specs (its an older computer) CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz GFX Card - ATI Radeon HD 4850 Motherboard - GA-EP35-DS3L http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2... Thanks! m 0 l omnisome January 17, 2013 3:00:46 PM No difference if you don't plan to overclock. Don't mix voltages, don't mix timings/latency, don't mix frequency. m 0 l Related resources CL4 vs CL6, NO gaming rig - Forum DDR2 6400 CL4 vs CL6 - Forum CL6 1066mhz vs. CL4 800mhz - Forum CL6 1066 vs. CL4 800 - Forum CL6 1066 vs. CL4 800 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mubin a b } Memory January 17, 2013 3:51:09 PM Gaming dont need those speed. So dont worry about that. m 0 l aaronjpoe January 25, 2013 12:46:09 AM The motherboard supports "DDR2 (1200)/1066/800/667 memory". Does the 1066 vs 800 make a difference? Thank you so much for the help! m 0 l mubin a b } Memory January 27, 2013 5:20:02 AM In gaming, no difference. Maybe other cpu intensive games. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedCL5 vs CL6 solution SolvedDDR2 667Mhz CLass 5 vs CL6 Forum Once again CL4 vs CL5 Forum SolvedIs 60Hz vs 144Hz worth the buy for competitive gaming? solution SolvedHD 7970 vs R9 280X - Worth the $70 price difference? (render/gaming rig multi-monitor) solution amd gaming evolved vs geforce experience which is worth it?! solution SolvedHELP!!! Sager NP9150 Clevo P15OEM Laptop "ARE LAPTOP MONITOR worth upgrading for gaming? stock vs 95% NTSC solution Working/gaming rig: 4460 vs 4570 vs 4670 vs xeon e1230 worth higher cpu? solution Sager NP7330 vs. NP8265. Is it worth the $300 difference for better gaming performance? Forum SolvedPC upgrade? ddr2 vs dd3 is it worth it? solution SolvedDesperate help needed building a gaming pc worth 700 AUD solution SolvedHelp me build a gaming PC worth $550 solution SolvedDDR4 ram vs DDR3 ram worth it? solution SolvedIs overclocking worth it for gaming? solution SolvedBest laptop brand worth $1000 for gaming? solution More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !