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Alert! unsupported memory configuration. Please populate DIMM1

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There should be 4 DIMM slots - two with white tabs and two with black tabs. DIMM 1 should be the white tabbed slot closest to the processor. Slots 1 and 3 (both white tabbed slots) should have RAM installed first, then slots 3 and 4 for additional RAM. If Slot 1 already has RAM in it, pull it out and push it back in to reseat it. If that doesn't work, replace the RAM in Slot 1.

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Hi, You can try power drain first. Power off system , disconnect power and press and hold power button to discharge stored power, then remove memory module 1, then reseat it by inserting it with the levers extended to the sides and press down with thumbs until the levers snap in place vertically on their own. if no change, replace module. \quote While reseating the Memory Module please Handle with care. Quote/

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