FIX: Error message when you try to run several queries on large data sets at the same time in SQL Server 2005: "701 There is insufficient system memory to run this query"

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Article ID: 912439 - View products that this article applies to.
BUG #: 408980 (SQLBUDT)
BUG #: 157 (SQL Hotfix)
Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2005 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2005 fix release.
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SUMMARY

This article describes the following about this hotfix release:
  • The issues that are fixed by the hotfix package
  • The prerequisites for installing the hotfix package
  • Whether you must restart the computer after you install the hotfix package
  • Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package
  • Whether you must make any registry changes
  • The files that are contained in the hotfix package

SYMPTOMS

In Microsoft SQL Server 2005, when you try to run several queries on large data sets at the same time, you may receive the following error message:
701: There is insufficient system memory to run this query.
When you run the DBCC MEMORYSTATUS command, the following error messages are logged in the SQL Server error log:

Error message 1
Query Memory Objects: Next Request is a large value or at least significant percentage of available memory
Error message 2
MEMORYBROKER_FOR_RESERVE Allocations is approximately 50% or more of the size of Buffer Counts: Visible

CAUSE

This problem may occur when too much memory is reserved by the SQL Server Memory Broker.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 912439 - Last Review: April 6, 2006 - Revision: 2.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
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