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Conventional memory

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  1. the first 640 kilobytes of the memory on IBM PC compatible systems

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  2. The barrier was only overcome with the arrival of DOS extenders, which allowed DOS applications to run in extended memory, but these were not very widely used outside the computer game area

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  3. a term from computing

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  4. The 640 kB barrier is an architectural limitation of IBM and IBM PC compatible PCs

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  5. One technique used on early IBM XT computers was to ignore the Color Graphics Adapter (CGA) memory map and push the limit up to the start of the Monochrome Display Adapter (MDA)

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  6. As DOS applications grew larger and more complex in the late 1980s, it became common practice to free up conventional memory, by moving device drivers and Terminate and Stay Resident programs into Upper Memory Blocks in the Upper Memory Area at boot,

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