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Is one of my ram sticks going bad?

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I noticed tonight when I rebooted that only 4GB of 6Gb showed up in the BIOS on boot.

Looking at my ram in CPU-Z in the SPD tab I noticed that Slot1, Slot2 and Slot3 had ram. Well Slot2 should not have showed any, Slot5 should have been populated, but Slot5 was empty.

I reseated all 3 ram sticks and still only got 4GB on boot.

I swapped the sticks from Slot3 and Slot5 and only got 4GB on boot.

I took the original Slot 3 stick out, left the original Slot 5 in Slot 3 and left the original Slot1 stick in Slot1 for a total of 4GB, but only 2GB showed on boot.

Now I am thinking that my original Slot5 stick is bad, but I went ahead and put the Slot5 stick in Slot1 with nothing in Slot3 and Slot5 for a total of 2GB of ram, booted the PC and BIOS showed 2GB. So now the original Slot5 stick shows.

I left the original Slot5 stick in Slot1, put the original Slot3 stick in Slot5 and the original Slot1 stick in Slot3, booted and all 6Gb showed up in the BIOS. Checked the memory with Aida64 and all 6GB showed up.

Shut down the PC, put #2 CPU fan back on, replaced the side cover and booted, all 6GB showed up in BIOS and all 6GB showed up in Aida64. CPU-Z shows Slot1, Slot3 and Slot5 populated.

Is my Slot5 stick going bad?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770K @ 4.7GHz / 4400MHz Asus Sabertooth Z87 Gigabyte GTX 780 OC 8GB G.Skill Trident X 9-11-11-31-1T @ 2400MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OS SSD 840 Pro 256GB / FSX SSD 840 Pro 256GB LG DVD Thermalright SB-E x2 Win7 Ult 64b 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic VP2655wb 25.5" IPS LCD Logitech Wireless EX1110 w/Mouse Corsair AX860i CM HAF-X 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770K @ 4.7GHz / 4400MHz Asus Sabertooth Z87 Gigabyte GTX 780 OC 8GB G.Skill Trident X 9-11-11-31-1T @ 2400MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OS SSD 840 Pro 256GB / FSX SSD 840 Pro 256GB LG DVD Thermalright SB-E x2 Win7 Ult 64b 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic VP2655wb 25.5" IPS LCD Logitech Wireless EX1110 w/Mouse Corsair AX860i CM HAF-X 
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why not run memtest to see if it is going bad? maybe you timings/clocks arent as stable as they appear?
    
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[i7 930 4Ghz] [P6X58D Premium] [GTX 580] [6GB OCZ+Corsair] 
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[4x500GB Seagates Short-Stroked] [Windows 7 Professional x64] [24" S243HLbMII][22" 2220WM] [Corsair 850TX] 
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[4x500GB Seagates Short-Stroked] [Windows 7 Professional x64] [24" S243HLbMII][22" 2220WM] [Corsair 850TX] 
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