What happens when...?

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    Question What happens when...?

    I know that when you create a variable a set amount of memory is set aside for that variable. But what if there is no avalible memory? What happens?

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    then the program doesn't run and you get an error message from the comp.

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    I doubt you could run out of memory, unless you're programming for a Commodore64. Nowadays, computers have as much as 2GB of RAM, and 4GB of virtual memory.
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    I know that, but I am saying "what if...".

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    Well, 4GB is the theoretical maximum.
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    Originally posted by Yawgmoth
    Nowadays, computers have as much as 2GB of RAM
    Wow!!! Don't go overboard, i'd say 512mb

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    Once again I say: 2GB is a theorectical maximum.
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    Windows XP can use 4GB of physical ram. You can easily buy 1GB sticks of ram, so it's something you could do with most newer motherboards.

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