"Out of Memory" when I try to run a web query


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Jan 28, 2011
I have a brand new Acer Aspire E 15 Laptop (purchased August 3, 2018 ... 8th Gen Intel Core 13-8130U, 6GB RAM Memory, etc.). The only thing I use the computer for is to surf the Internet and work on a college football spreadsheet.

Specifically I run web query(s) in Excel to bring box scores into the college football spreadsheet.

Everything was working fine from September thru last week. However, this week when i ran the query I started to receive an "Out of Memory" error that prevents me from completing the task.

Unfortunately I am not very computer/Excel savvy, so I do not know how to fix the problem (I surfed the Internet looking for solutions, but nothing has helped).

I never had this problem with my old laptop and it doesn't have nearly as much memory as this new laptop.

Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

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Well-known Member
Aug 31, 2016
From your description it sounds like the 'out of memory' issue only occurs when you run the football spreadsheet ?

If that is the situation, something has changed with the spreadsheet from before.

Have you changed anything ?
Did Windows and/or Excel receive a recent upgrade ?
Does your workbook retain data that is added each time you use it ? If so, is the saved data so large it has finally "stepped over the memory limit barrior" ?

What other differences do you suspect could have occurred to the workbook ?

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