Upgrading RAM as gift--Will this Work?!

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

  1. JBennett macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2012
    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.

  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    It'll work just fine. The iMac will see both sticks as a total of 5GB.
  3. JBennett thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2012
    Thanks again, saw your reply in the other thread right after I posted this. Really appreciate it.

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