I have a MSI 880g-e45 motherboard. I also have Crucial Ballistic Sport ram, 2x 4gb sticks. They are located in Dimm1 & Dimm2. There is 4 slots. For dual channel to work correctly, or to even boot up correctly, the manual states I must put the first ram stick in slot 1. I have found out that slot 2 is giving me Memtest-86 errors. The same 2 sticks of ram has no errors on any of the other three slots.
I have come to conclusion that the ram is fine and slot 2 is not working right.
Should I just forget about dual channel and go with the 1st and 3rd slots with the same ram or should I look into another board? My thoughts are to just forget about it and use the other 3 slots and I'll just get by for a while.
Again, thanks for your help. I know it may be a lot to ask but, I hope to have this figured out this evening.