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Do I RMA the board or the CPU???

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This is my sig rig.

RAM in any of the C or D channel slots is reported as "abnormal" by the BIOS and is not reported as part of the available memory. I can swap out the sticks in there and get the same thing, and it happens in slot 1 and 2 for both channel.

RAM in A2 or B2 slots causes the system not to post. And any configurations of sticks that does not include a stick in A1 or B2 causes the system to not power up correctly--it shuts down a fraction of a second after receiving power.

Once upon a time I would RMA the board without a thought, but that was before memory controllers got moved onto the CPU. So which one is bad here?
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I've NEVER heard of an IMC being bad in my entire life. RMA the mb.
    
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Okay, any other opinions?
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