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Old 06-27-2008, 08:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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First off I apologize if this has been answered somewhere. I'm usually pretty good at finding my own solutions to my questions, but this time I haven't found an answer. This is a simple one. I currently have followed every FAQ and thread about clearing up memory on my BB and I have 24mb free. But I'm wondering how much is too little?

For 24mb free, I think thats pretty good for having Jivetalk, Zelda, BBSmart Alarms Pro + Shortcuts, Google Maps, Viigo, Beyond411, Facebook, and Flipside. What can I say, I like my BB and use it for everything.

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24 mb is good. Keep it above 10mb for best performance.
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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24 mb is good. Keep it above 10mb for best performance.
I agree. I always try to keep mine in the double digits.
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I like to keep over 38MB...I am usually at 44MB...wish I could get it higher. Like everyone else said 10 and up is usually adequate.
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Mine hovers around 15MB, at 7MB programs will begin to stop responding. At 9MB, I usually do a soft reboot.
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I like to keep over 38MB...I am usually at 44MB...wish I could get it higher. Like everyone else said 10 and up is usually adequate.
You must be running VERY lean. I'm around 25M free and that's up from about 18 after my last OS upgrade. Got about 8 or 9 apps loaded.
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You must be running VERY lean. I'm around 25M free and that's up from about 18 after my last OS upgrade. Got about 8 or 9 apps loaded.
I have 4 apps (3rd party), and have used J Clarks cleaning instructions.
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Thanks to all for the quick response! This gives me an idea of how much I should generally try to keep free.
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you have zelda on your phone??!?!? sweet action!
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You seem to have a lot of free memory! I don't have that much applications installed (6) and I thing Google Maps is the biggest one. I tried this to have some more free memory but I can't get above 15MB. How do you manage to have 30+MB?
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Let's see. I have these installed.
  • Atomichelix Notify!
  • BBSmart Alarms Pro
  • BBSmart Email Viewer
  • BBSmart Shortcuts
  • BB Veesta Today (Custom)
  • Gmail
  • Google Docs
  • Google Mobile Updater
  • Google Sync
  • KeePass
  • Microsoft Live Search
  • Opera Mini
  • Rove Mobile File Manager
  • WeatherEye
  • Wikipedia (Frontend)
  • ShapeServices IM+
  • ShapeServices XPlayer

Heh, that's 17 third-party apps.
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:43 PM   #12 (permalink)
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You seem to have a lot of free memory! I don't have that much applications installed (6) and I thing Google Maps is the biggest one. I tried this to have some more free memory but I can't get above 15MB. How do you manage to have 30+MB?
I had the same issue for the longest time until it dawned on me that I might have some pictures saved on the internal memory. Sure enough I did because the BB was set to save to the internal mem before I got my SD Card. Removed them and that took care of it. Just use Media Manager and check to see if anything is on the device. Also could be:

Additional information on memory leaks on the 8100 - BlackBerryFAQ

Try setting Device Memory Limit to 12MB and Reserved Pictures Memory to 0MB.

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Old 06-28-2008, 05:10 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Thanks. However I don't hae any poctures on my SD and settings were already set as this.
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I wiped my BB, installed 4.5 removing any of the useless stuff and only a few 3rd party apps. I only have 18Mb of free memory which drops to ~15MB after a few days.
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