Upgrading RAM as gift--Will this Work?!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by JBennett, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. JBennett macrumors newbie

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    Please help me, I'm a noob so please keep things simplified.

    My parents have a 8.1 iMac (2.4ghz) which is only running on 1gb and I'm upgrading their computer as a gift. I decided to go with 4gb from Cosair but when I ordered it online I did not realize when I ordered it that I got single stick, not a kit.

    Should I return the memory and get the 2x2gb instead? If not, should I remove the other stick in there when I install the 4gb, or use both for a total 5gb? It looks like it is running 1 1gb of ram now as opposed .5x.5.

    Any help appreciated. Would rather get it right after the holidays then mess it up now.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    It'll work just fine. The iMac will see both sticks as a total of 5GB.
     
  3. JBennett thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks again, saw your reply in the other thread right after I posted this. Really appreciate it.
     

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