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Ram not recognized

I tried adding 2 - 512 mb of kingston RAM of matching spec to the server and it doesnt recognize it. Is it a configuration issue?

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    I have the same problem. The memory isn't faulty!

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Should already detect it i guess you got faulty ram take it back get money back

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