[SOLVED] RAM slot / MB fault?

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CPU : i7 6700
CPU Fan Cooler : Arctic Freezer 34 eSports DUO
PSU : EVGA 700W GD GOLD
GPU : Gigabyte RX 590 (rev 2.0) - 8GB
MOTHERBOARD : ASUS H110-M Plus
RAM : 8 x 1 2133 Mhz
CASE : Corsair Spec-Delta RGB

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My motherboard is kinda broken due to only accepting RAM from the 1st slot (which means I can't put anything more than 8gb )

So the question is: should I upgrade the motherboard and RAM?
 
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mlg2015

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Check cpu socket for bent pins. Probably some are bent or broken.

You can use 16GB ram module also.
I asked another question relating to this not long ago, and someone said this:

'Motherboard uses 2 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR4 2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory.
6th Gen CPU- 2133MHz
7th Gen CPU- 2400MHZ'

Should I just upgrade the motherboard in a not expensive manner? and buy RAM that is compatible with the MOBO - for instance, the MSI Z270-A PRO?

BTW Sorry for the long delay in replying, was busy.
 

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Did you check cpu socket for bent/broken pins?
Make a high res photo of cpu socket and post here.
(upload to imgur.com and post link)

If cpu socket is the problem and can not be fixed, then yes - get a new board.
I've checked a week ago and there were no bents, it's just the 2nd RAM slot that is broken and thus frustrating me - I might as well get a new board, Also can I ask if the Z270-A Pro allows RAM speeds of up to 3200 MHZ? Or do I need to overclock as I have a non-k CPU?
 

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Z270-A Pro allows ram speeds up to 3800/3600mhz in OC mode.
Ram overclocking doesn't require K-series CPU.
To run ram at speeds higher than 2133mhz, you'll have to turn on XMP in BIOS.
Hey again, just wanted to ask if the Z270-A Pro has a 12V RGB header for my case (SPEC-DELTA), and if it does will it work? This is my last Q,, I'm ever so grateful for your help.
 

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