What is an out of memory error?

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asked Nov 5, 2020 in Desktops by Woz99 (560 points)
What is an out of memory error?

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answered Nov 5, 2020 by XHnuts888 (9,090 points)
An out of memory error on your computer means that the computer does not have enough memory left to complete the task.

Out of memory errors can occur when you have too many tabs open or are using memory intensive applications.

If you constantly run out of memory in your computer then you may need to upgrade your memory.

The memory is in memory sticks that insert into slots on the motherboard.

A computers memory is easy to upgrade but you must get the proper memory sticks or they will not work properly.

An out of memory error is usually just caused by having too many programs open or too many browser tabs open at one time

Microsoft calls this "the desktop heap limitation."

Closing the applications and tabs can usually help resolve the out of memory error.

Or in some cases you may need to restart the computer.

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