With about 14 hours to go, I'll add my thanks to all Frankie contributors! We won't surpass last year's record total, but that's quite all right. And my hope is that a few of us will do some upgrades in the next 11 months so that next year we may be able to go for 40 million. Hey, it could happen!
DPete, memory is a weird thing. Could be one bad stick or could be one stick that misbehaves, but only in one certain slot. Or it could even be a bad slot. I hope you figure it out. Folding does not use a lot of memory, but who knows how memory is allocated. As I understand it, later versions of Windows use a different way of loading things into memory with each boot, to make it more difficult for malware to know where all the furniture is. So with 16 GB, it's possible (likely even) that some memory in the new sticks was being allocated for folding, other apps, or for Windows, even if the first pair of sticks wasn't fully allocated yet. Who knows.
If you care, you could try different combinations of the sticks in different slots. Or just send the second set back for replacement, and be sure to do it before the warranty period expires.
Once again, Happy Halloween to all and thank you for awakening Frankie this scary season!
EDIT: I just looked at the stats, and I see that Frankie has gone into afterburner mode. Must be a few new folks joined us in the last few days. Welcome, and thanks!