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  • Blog Post: The KB article every one should know about

    Have you read http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307340 ? If not, I suggest you do so. If you need convincing or simply want to know why this problem occurs I suggest you keep reading. The problem described in the article above can cause your application to spike in CPU time, Memory usage or both. This...
  • Blog Post: Memory management in the .NET Framework

    This is a subject that has been covered before and I have no intention of writing the ultimate post on the subject. Still I think this is something that every good developer should know. Why do I need to know this? My colleagues and I are quite often asked about the necessity of knowing how the Garbage...
  • Blog Post: Why adding more memory won't resolve OutOfMemoryExceptions

    Quite often I am met with the incorrect assumption that out of memory exceptions can be resolved by adding more memory. I can understand why you'd think that, but actually it won't matter at all. Additional RAM may increase performance, but an additional 8GB of memory won't increase the available amount...
  • Blog Post: I am getting OutOfMemoryExceptions. How can I troubleshoot this?

    Problem: You've written an ASP.NET application that is getting OutOfMemoryExceptions. Cause: Let's find out... Resolution: Use Windbg to take a look at the heap. Is it a leak? Take a look at the memory usage of you application using perfmon. If memory is slowly increasing and never released, then you...
  • Blog Post: Are you getting OutOfMemoryExceptions when uploading large files?

    Problem: Using the WebClient.Upload method for posting large files will eventually leave you stranded with OutOfMemoryExceptions. Cause: WebClient.Upload reads the entire file to memory by default. Resolution: Build your own uploader. Scenario: One of my customers was using...
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