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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to aaronjpoe Register or log in to remove 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! | Report abuse Reply to aaronjpoe 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. | Report abuse Reply to omnisome mubin Memory Expert January 17, 2013 3:51:09 PM Gaming dont need those speed. So dont worry about that. | Report abuse Reply to mubin 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! | Report abuse Reply to aaronjpoe mubin Memory Expert January 27, 2013 5:20:02 AM In gaming, no difference. Maybe other cpu intensive games. | Report abuse Reply to mubin Register or log in to remove Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Memory>CL4 vs CL6 for gaming (worth it?)> Related ressources: ForumCL4 vs CL6 , NO gaming rig ForumDDR2 6400 CL4 vs CL6 ForumCL6 1066 vs . CL4 800 ForumCL6 1066 vs . CL4 800 ForumCL6 1066mhz vs . CL4 800mhz ForumIs dominator really worth it? ForumHow much ram do i need? ForumNew Core I7 sluggish performance ForumOnce again CL4 vs CL5 ForumIntel Intros 3-Series Chipsets with FSB1333 and DDR3 ForumDDR2 800 CL4 or 1066 CL5 ForumP5B Deluxe with DDR2 800 cl4 and E6600? ForumGaming PC - Are These Compatible ForumHitting wall with Core 2, but which freakin wall? Forum~$1,500+ gaming desktop review Forum[New System Build] Review My System ForumShare your pc spec ForumMSI P7N SLI Platinum -> several questions/problems ForumUA bloodlines and paragons ForumHelp updating BIOS More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !