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In the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1, generation 1 garbage collections and generation 2 garbage collections occur much more frequently on computers that have 4 gigabytes (GB) or more of physical memory than on computers that have 2 GB of physical memory.
This problem occurs because the GlobalMemoryStatus function that the garbage collection uses is not designed for computers that have more than 2 GB of physical memory.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
To download this hotfix from the MSDN Code Gallery, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The MSDN Code Gallery displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language listed, it is because the Code Gallery resource page is not available for that language.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
To apply this hotfix, you must have the .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 installed on the computer.
You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name ---------------------------------------------------------- 25-Mar-2005 23:34 1.1.4322.2310 2,138,112 Mscorlib.dll 29-Mar-2005 18:48 1.1.4322.2310 2,519,040 Mscorsvr.dll 29-Mar-2005 18:48 1.1.4322.2310 2,506,752 Mscorwks.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
This hotfix uses the newer GlobalMemoryStatusEx function instead of the GlobalMemoryStatus function. The GlobalMemoryStatusEx function correctly returns the memory status on computers that have more than 4 GB of physical memory.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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