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quickie from a noob

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just a small question here from a noob . just a few seconds ago I finished installing the zalman cnps10x performa on my pc . but because of the size of my rams heatsink the number 1 ram had to be removed . so I decided what the hell lets try to remove the heatsink. so I tried the tips from a youtube video with a hair dryer heat it up and slowly remove the heatsink but one of the chip ripped off the stick .. now it doesn't take a genious to figure out my ram is now garbage , I have 2x2gb 1333mhz sector 5 ram . got 2 kits for a total of 8g ram .

now heres is my question . can I remove only the bad stick and run on the 3 other sticks ?? or since its a 2x2gb kit do I have to remove bolth ram from the same kit ???

ty very much for helping an idiot noob.
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you could use only the 3 but a better option would be to get 4 gb x2 or 8 gb x2 and use the slots that give you dual channel furthest away from the cooler.
    
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Intel Core i7 4770k Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H GeForce GTX 680  Crucial Ballistix Elite 
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WD30EZRX x2 Intel 520 SSD LG Bluray Burner WH12LS39 x2 Fully Liquid Cooled 
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yea I was planning on getting an 8gb x2 for a while now but at least I can run a 6gb ram for a week or soo until I can go buy some , thanks a lot for the help
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