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 Forum SolvedDDR2 667Mhz CLass 5 vs CL6 Forum SolvedIs 60Hz vs 144Hz worth the buy for competitive gaming? Forum Once again CL4 vs CL5 Forum SolvedHD 7970 vs R9 280X - Worth the $70 price difference? (render/gaming rig multi-monitor) Forum amd gaming evolved vs geforce experience which is worth it?! Forum SolvedHELP!!! Sager NP9150 Clevo P15OEM Laptop "ARE LAPTOP MONITOR worth upgrading for gaming? stock vs 95% NTSC Forum Working/gaming rig: 4460 vs 4570 vs 4670 vs xeon e1230 worth higher cpu? Forum Sager NP7330 vs. NP8265. Is it worth the $300 difference for better gaming performance? Forum SolvedPC upgrade? ddr2 vs dd3 is it worth it? Forum SolvedDDR4 ram vs DDR3 ram worth it? Forum SolvedIs overclocking worth it for gaming? Forum SolvedBest laptop brand worth $1000 for gaming? Forum SolvedIs this gaming setup worth it? Forum SolvedHow Much Is My Custom Gaming PC Worth To Sell Second Hand? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !