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comp.lang.c FAQ list · Question 7.17

Q: I've got 8 meg of memory in my PC. Why can I only seem to malloc 640K or so?

A: Under the segmented architecture of PC compatibles, it can be difficult to use more than 640K with any degree of transparency, especially under MS-DOS. See also question 19.23.

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