Using Dual-Channel Memory Causes BSOD, Help Please!

Put together a new computer, ran fine for about 2 weeks with the ram running in dual channel. After about 2 weeks, computer starts getting the bsods like crazy. I reformatted, computer ran fine with ram running in dual channel for 2 weeks, and then starting bsoding again. I discovered that the dual channel feature is causing my BSODS because the computer runs fine with just one 8gb ram stick (i tested each stick individually)

Ram - Crucial Ballistix Sport 16 GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) (2x8gb kit) (currently able to run just 1 8gb stick without bsods)
MB - Asrock z87m Extreme 4
Processor - Intel Core i7-4770k CPU @ 3.50 GHz
Display - Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
Disk drive - Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250 GB
OS - 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate SP1

All drivers, windows updates, and bios updates are current.

Slots Tried: A1 B1 & A2 B2 (as recommended in the MB manual)

Computer runs without BSOD on one 8gb stick. Memory sticks all passed memory tests.

I'm going to call Asrock tomorrow and contact Crucial as well.

Could you give me some advice as to what questions I should be asking them or perhaps be able to suggest a fix?
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  1. if the mb set to xmp profile see what the timming is set to. you may have to loosen the timing up a bit or bump the ram or chipset voltage. if memtests passes on each stick by itself...could be a bent pin under the cpu or the cpu memory controller went bad on you.
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