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Old 09-29-2008, 10:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Can anyone help me identify the source of a massive memory leak i am constantly experiencing on my Curve?

after hard resets, i now have 9792258 bytes free, which is right around what i normally have free after every reset

but what i have noticed is that at least 2 or 3 times a week, my memory drops to less than 1000 free bytes (this morning i had 0 bytes free before resetting)

i do have a 4gb capacity card installed, so i'm not sure why i am experiencing such drastic memory loss on a very frequent basis...

i have not upgraded my OS in a while, so i am currently using 4.2.2.170

are there any possible causes?

some things i have considered but not sure..

-long strings of conversations in either google chat or bb messenger that i dont delete

-too many apps? ( i dont have that many apps installed, have not installed any in quite some time, and this problem is very recent)

is there another way other clear my cache and free up memory space other than hard reset?

thank you in advance for your help.
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I would start by upgrading to the latest OS. Found here:

Latest OS: 8310 4.5.0.108/4.5.0.81 (English + EastAsia languages)

Then I would look at this thread:

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...ee-memory.html

Also, your memory card has nothing to do with system memory. That is solely for storing media files.
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wow thats a long read....thanks..i'll read and install the new OS tonite
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Memory leaks are endemic. I haven't tried the .81 build but thus far every OS I've had, including that supplied by Tmo, has had memory leaks. You could try a search for memory leak to see the extent of the problem.
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Memory leaks are endemic. I haven't tried the .81 build but thus far every OS I've had, including that supplied by Tmo, has had memory leaks. You could try a search for memory leak to see the extent of the problem.
I have .81 installed on my Berry.. Memory Leak happens with this build too.. however the rate of leak is less as compared to previous versions like .52 or .69.
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Memory leaks are caused by programs allocating memory and failing to release that memory when they are done.

The number of programs you install cannot cause a leak, but do reduce the starting available memory.

Don't expect the latest 4.5 OS to be a panacea for your troubles. My experience is 4.5 has more leaks than 4.2. The latest 4.5 is better than earlier 4.5 releases.

I would suggest you monitor your available memory while running apps (one at a time) to narrow down the offender(s). Żou can keep the status page open and watch available memory real-time. Switch between the program and options screen using <ALT><ESC>.

Until you identify the apps causing issues, I'd also suggest you give yourself more memory headroom to begin with. 10Mb is pretty low, you should look at raising that to 15-20Mb.
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I am running 4.5.0.69 (Platform 2.7.0.72) and have had not had any issues with memory leaks. After install I has 9MB of memory available. 6 days later I still have 9MB available with no resets of the device.
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