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Failing/dead memory causing crashes?

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Silly title, I know, but stay with me for a moment, as I have had little time to test this, and I simply want an opinion, thank you-

So over the past 3-4 days, my Z77 system started crashing in games. Each was the same, game locks up, with repeating sound, frozen image on screen, and no commands do anything, forcing a hard reboot. Changed all overclock settings on mobo and GPU back to stock, all components docked and solidly connected.

This morning before I left for work, I had just booted my rig to desktop, and it suddenly powered itself off (ouch!). I rebooted, and my mobo displayed a well-known 55 error, or "memory not available". I stripped out 3 of my 4 sticks of Crucial Ballistic sticks, and the machine ran fine for the next hour before work (10 minutes of Black Mesa, no problems).

So yes, looks like a ram stick died, and not the first time this has happened in this setup (THANKS OBA-, I mean, CRUCIAL). I will swap/test each stick to find the dead one, and mail it out for RMA.

My question, however, is if this was the cause of all of my games locking up and freezing? I will have to find out when I get home in another 5~ hours, but I simply wanted to ask you gurus if you had any insight. Last week I was running games like Arma 3 and KSP for many hours without fault, maxed out with stable OCs. Yesterday, I couldn't get them to run more then 30 minutes on stock settings before a lockup.

i7-3770k, Asrock z77 extreme 6, 4x 4g sticks of Crucial Balistix Elite 1866, EVGA 980 ti Hybrid
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More than likely.
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Skylake Is Here!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700K Batch #L535B021 4.7Ghz @ 1.296V GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 EVGA Geforce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ G.SKILL TridentZ 16GB DDR4 3000 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512GB  Crucial BX100 250 GB SanDisk SSDPlus 240 GB NZXT Kraken X61  
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 & 10 Dell UltraSharp 2913WM 21:9 2560x1080 Ducky Shine 4, CODE WASD, Deck Legend, G710+ EVGA SuperNova G2 850W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Mid-Tower Ducky Secret SteelSeries Fostex Purple Heart TH-X00 
Audio
AKG K553 Pro, Philips SHP9500, Superlux 668B, S... 
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