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Old 10-12-2008, 12:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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started having problems with phone usage- cant hear or speak but call goes through

oops just checking and cant play media files either

I have only 4 mb of memory left

is this way too low

if os what is the best way to free up memory ?
Old 10-12-2008, 12:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I usually do a battery pull to enhance my memory at about 10
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Old 10-12-2008, 01:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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4MB is low

I aim to have 15MB or more
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Old 10-12-2008, 07:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've had memory as low as 1 MB w/out loosing any functionality or messages/SMS, etc. I've actually never lost any data from my Pearl, regardless of the free memory reported. I have started to doubt the accuracy of the free memory reported...

I don't know if the 8100 is a lot different from the 8130, but the call problems you report don't seem like they would be caused by low memory...seem more like a network or hardware issue.
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I always try to stay above 13MB
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I tend to always be above 12MB... there are a few threads if you do a search for memory optimization. the one i really like is by John Clark
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:38 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Did you use John Clark's memory optimization technique? If not, look in the General BB Forum here, it's one of the stickies -- "Losing call logs, SMS, emails? Optimize your BB ...."
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