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What happens when your computer runs out of RAM?

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If you run out of RAM, your computer can start running very slow, give you error messages or even stop responding all together. Once you run out of physical memory, your computer will attempt to swap things out of the RAM and into virtual memory. If the page file grows to its maximum allowed size, you will likely start getting out of memory errors. If you do not close programs and release some memory, you may experience some lock ups and need to reboot.

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