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hi i want to allocate a large buffer, but the 32 bit OS limits it to less than 2GB, will migrating to 64 bit platform solve the problem, since malloc function has argument of type size_t which is 64 bit in 64bit platform?? If so than what is the maximum size we can allocate??
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Depends on how much memory you want to allocate and the implementation of malloc. I have no idea what the limit is with Visual C++ but there's an architectural limit on Windows of 8Tb per process (about 2000 times what you're used to with 32 bit windows).

Cheers,

Ash

PS: Most 64 bit versions of windows can only have ~128Gb of physical RAM so you're probably going to hit that limit first.
   

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