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Old 08-12-2008, 11:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Plagued my Curve, but I learned to live with it. Keeping an eye on free memory and performing the occasional restart did the trick, but at this stage I want to hear that RIM has addressed/fixed this issue. What do you say, early Bold owners - is there a memory leak problem?
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It would be interesting to see if the issue has been resolved. Keep in mind the bold has 1 gig of memory.
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Yeah, with a fill gig it can leak some before anyone would notice. But at this stage of the game, with all the time they've had with knowledge of the problem, shouldn't it be fixed? Planning for the user performing a reset is not supposed to be part of a modern OS. It should just work.
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Wirelessly posted (8100 X 1.1111111 = BOLD (soon))

The gig is used for storage not apps. 128MB is the memory reserved for applications.
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The 1GB on the Bold is handle like a memory card not application flash where the apps and system data is stored. I have only seen memory leaking on the Bold when using one or two third party applications.
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i believe memory leak, isnt really memory leak, its the cause of third party apps.

i can attribute viigo to some severe hogging.
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I think I have a major memory leak. I've gone from 21MB to 10MB over 10 hours.

I'm guessing that its a third party app - and one that is running. The only third party apps I have running are Blackberry Alerts, Mobipocket Reader and IdeaMatrix.

I might try uninstalling one or more of the apps to see if anything changes.
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I hope it's not a RexWireless app! I love those apps and depend on them.
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Is there anyway to free up a memory leak short of rebooting? I find I am rebooting every 12 hours to free up memory. I understand it's probably one of my 3rd party apps, but I just was curious if there was a quicker way.

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I'm not running any third party app, went from 29 to 20 in 1 day.
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I removed Blackberry Alerts and it seems the memory doesn't leak as much.
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Old 08-19-2008, 11:00 AM   #12 (permalink)
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perhaps the bold needs diapers, oops sorry, got baby on the brain today
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I have dropped from 35 to 10 in eight hours. i have Viigo, Weather EYE (great program for weather) google maps, google search and gmail.

I am going to do a process of elimination. Viigo first.
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For me it is the OEM browser.
Reboot. Check your memory and then surf to 9 or 10 sights and then check your memory.
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Default Major MEMORY LEAK with BOLD

I'm losing approx 1 MB every 30 minutes... Starts as 29.2 MB free, then continues to drop until the BOLD slows down... intermittent waiting hourglass. Down to 25.7 MB now... after just over half an hour...

I've already uninstalled WEATHER EYE, thinking that was the culprit, but still dropping. Have the WLM and FB loaded from the Downloads folder.
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i think its just programs using memory to run. like most mobile devices, claiming the memory back often needs a reboot.

seems having javascript in the browser turned on, is a major culprit as well, after a good browsing session, expect to lose between 10-15mb. thats if u can sit thru the appalling load time of the scripts. 4.2 browser with javascript enabled on GPRS is like a rocket ship compared to the bold.
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Wirelessly posted (8100 X 1.1111111 = BOLD (soon))

Will disabling java script stop any sites from working.
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dumb question - what's a memory leak and how do u tell?
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dumb question - what's a memory leak and how do u tell?
its when the memory of your phone slowly shrinks. Usually from a program that uses memory and doesn't relinquish it. try this - do a battery pull and go to Options -> status and look at the free memory. wait a couple of hours and look again.
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Wirelessly posted (8100 X 1.1111111 = BOLD (soon))

The gig is used for storage not apps. 128MB is the memory reserved for applications.
wth... my free memory is at 13mb and im not using any apps!!! heeeelp!
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