|I tried 1 new stick and windows would not come up, Made it through the bios screens fine and errored at the point of windows start up.|
I tried several variations, 1 new stick, 1 old stick, made it to the windows screen to select user, selected user and received an error SAS Window: winlogon.exe: the instruction at "0x5ad76a4e" referenced memory at 0x0000fcb8". The memory could not be read.
I tried this with a combination of both new memory sticks and both old memory sticks, tried both new sticks by themselves and didn't get as far as 1 new and 1 old stick. With any variation of new stick alone, I get a Windows\system 32\config\system missing or corrupt message.
When I put both old memory sticks in, windows starts normally after going through a message about the system shuting down unexpectedly and providing options of starting in safe mode or normally. I chose to start normally and it came up. Then I received error report messages (Windows has recovered from a serious error) that I reported to microsoft.
Does Windows store memory size? Would it be storing files that are needed for start up on the memory sticks?