Can an “abnormal” RAM stick interfere with the working sticks?

I have 4 8GB sticks of RAM in my machine and 3 are working fine. The forth is declared “abnormal” by my bios and only 4GB of the 8GB are recognized by my OS, giving me a total of 28GB of RAM.

I would like to know if the faulty stick could interfere with the 3 good ones in any way. An I better off removing the abnormal one and using the 24GB or should I leave it in?