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Re: HELP! Memory problem?

  • Subject: [mg2689] Re: HELP! Memory problem?
  • From: ianc (Ian Collier)
  • Date: Wed, 6 Dec 1995 01:57:50 -0500
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  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.

In article <49u4q3$kgj at>, Andrei Gabrielian
<andrei at> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I tried to install Mathematica on my notebook (486DX2-66, 8 Mb RAM, 
> Windows for Workgroups 3.11, swapfile 8 Mb) but failed. The problem occurs 
> when I tried to activate kernel.
> 1. The kernel seems to be downloaded into memory, but immediately after 
> this "General protection fault" occurs because of FE (front end) conflict 
> with module (unknown). The address of (unknown) module is different every 
> time I restart the program (i.e. every crash).
> 2. I tried to change the size of swapfile (upto 20 MB - temporary 
> swapfile), and also change the size of extra memory provided to kernel.
> The result was the same.
> 3. I do not use any proprietary screen drivers /memory managers etc. I 
> obtained 
> the same result on my old notebook and office computer (but, the 
> swapfiles on both were less than 8 Mb).
> Any suggestions how to overcome these troubles?

Without more detail of exactly how your computer is configured 
and other applications running it is not possible to give a 
definitive answer, but you could start by looking for conflicting 
programmes. For example there have been reports of problems 
with MS Mail and Mathematica.

You might also want to upgrade to the current version of 
Mathematica (2.2.3). 

If you need further help with this I would suggest that you 
try contacting Wolfram Research Technical Support 
(support-europe at directly.

I hope this helps.


Ian Collier
Technical Sales Support
Wolfram Research, Inc.
tel:(217)-398-0700     fax:(217)-398-0747      ianc at
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