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Performance difference between single channel and double

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Hi looking at updating my mum n little sisters PC.

So dont need raw performance, just great value for money.

Plan on using a FM2 chip on a Asrock MB, which can support upto 2400+ memory.

But I was wondering what if any performance loss would occur if I was to run one stick of 4Gb 1600mhz compare to running two sticks of 2Gb 1333mhz?

Keep in mind this machine is only used for internet/email, some FB games and a simple sawing machine program. Nothing to demanding at all.
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You'll get much better performance with dual channel as it doubles the bandwidth. The speed is negligible for the most part here. Have the dual channel is similar to a raid set-up for HDD's. It allows them to split the read/write operations much better than one stick.

However, having said that, for your use case the performance difference would be almost nill so I'd just go with whatever is cheaper TBH
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