Has anyone seen this problem? Ram upgrade makes Windows 7 unbootable
I have a notebook that is only a few years old running Win 7 64 bit pro. It works perfectly (which by itself is a little unusual). I decided to upgrade the RAM from 2 sticks of 2 gig to 2 sticks of 8 gig which would give me 16. I bought the exact same speed, latency, everything. The notebook has no problem with it, BIOS pick it up the way it should. I booted Knoppix off a DVD and ran that and it works perfect, no errors, crashes nothing. So it appears the RAM is good. But when I try to boot windows it crashes. It locks up when it is at the very first screen. It does the same thing in safe mode. I swapped the old ram back in, and it boots with no problem. Other than complaining that it didn't start the last time. Tried it with just one stick of new ram, crash. Changed slots, crash, changed sticks, crash. Windows will not boot with this RAM in place but the ram runs anything else with no problems. Sooo, anybody out there seen this one?