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Having Memory Issues....Possibly with seating them?

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My motherboard is 2 years old now and I was having BSOD issues last week. Then all the sudden I had another BSOD but then it wouldn't boot. So I unplugged the memory and plugged it back in, the solid red "memory error" led stayed lit and it didn't boot.

SO I only plugged one in and it worked. Now here is my problem... It seems that if I do not put the sticks of memory in "just so perfectly" it will not boot. What I mean by this, is that they will appear to be in place and secure but it wont boot, but if I take them out and put them back in it might boot.

What is a real pain, is that I have 4x4gb of ram. Getting 2 sticks to work is somewhat easy, but I get low memory issues through windows. Getting the third in is a challenge as it might work, but most of the times it will give me the solid red LED and not boot. Even if I remove the newly placed stick it wont boot with the others that had been working.


So does anyone know whats going on? Is my motherboard losing tension in the memory slots?
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Place one stick of memory in any slot and make sure it boots. Run a memtest on it. If it works, change the stick of memory to another one while still using the same slot. Once all the memory sticks have been tested, chose another slot and keep on testing. This will narrow the problem down so it is easier to tackle. Most likely, you have a bad DIMM slot, but if you can't prove it using this method, then you will get burned on the RMA.

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