|"I pulled out the top stick of ram"|
Try it on it's own, just to prove it is faulty.
If it works, go into the bios & if you are running dual channel, change it to whatever options are available.
Now put the other stick back in & test with the 2 sticks installed.
"I will just order a new stick of ram"
If you do need to go down that path, make sure it matches the other stick.
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