Random question about ram.

So I'm finishing this build for my roommate. I had already ordered 8 gigs (2x4gb) for his computer but when I bought his mobo newegg threw in an extra 8gb stick from gskill. So question is, how much of a performance hit will his computer take if he runs a single channel 8gb stick vs dual channel 4gb sticks? If it's miniscule I'm sending the 2x4's back. Thanks in advance!
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  1. In everyday usage, maybe dual channel has a few % performance bettert han the single one, while others suggest almost no gain.

    Here the test from Tom's Hardware: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/Intel-Core-i7-Nehalem,2057-13.html
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/PARALLEL-PROCESSING,1705-11.html
  2. Alrighty cool man thanks. I'm sure my buddy will be glad to save the 40 bucks.
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