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Old 04-05-2009, 12:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just gave up my 8330 for a 9000. My question is regarding the free space memory. After using the device for a while, I'll clear the cache, and perform a memory cleaning. The problem is that I have still lost a fair amount of free space, even after performing the so-called clean-up features. Am I in need of doing a hard resest, each time the memory gets low?
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Old 04-05-2009, 05:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes. Every your memory goes below, oh say 20 (just to be on the safe side) I'd do a battery pull. I look at my memory once a day just to make sure. I can usually go 4-5 days withouht doing a battery pull. The reason why I'm responding is cuz my phone is doing a hard reset now when I had 29 megs free. So still, I don't wanna lose anything so I do a pull when it gets below 30. It's a 6 minute process to reboot, but hey ... I used to pull the storms every day :P So the addded time is less than the storms over 4-5 days xD hehe.
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Make sure you close everything that you don't use. U can still use alt+back to check that


I've been funning my bold for about a week with no reset, and my free memory is 33.27 MB


Also, what os are you using?? I am using .247 and it is fantastic. If yours is giving you problems, I would do an upgrade. Also, check out maxmem to clear some memory up
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Instead of pulling the battery, after the memory drops at or below 20 mb's,
would I not be able to do a soft reset (ALT-RIGHT/SHIFT-DEL)? Why is
it, when the phone is idle, with all the applications closed, does the application memory drop all by itself?
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I understand what the "alt key" is, but what is the "back key"? Is that the
same as the "escape key"?

I am using version .167, and after performing a hard-reset, the memory goes
up to about 33 mb's. After a short while (idle), with all my applications
closed, the memory will drop to sometimes as low as 23 mb's.

What is Maxmem? A software application?
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yes the back key is the escape key (right of the trackball)

Upgrading is your best bet as .167 is known to be buggy and have memory leaks, which is why when idle you are seeing your memory go down. this does not happen in later OS's.
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So by doing an ALT + Escape, that will close any open applications? Please
explain!
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no, alt+escape will show what apps are running
while holding the alt key, scroll to an app that is open, google maps for example, and release the alt key and it will re-open google maps from the background. then click menu-exit/close
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What is the real memory floor at which a reset is needed.

It was 14mb or so on my Curve I think. Why 20 on the Bold?
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Its not a definate. Ive never been to 20.
so i dont know, i just suggest 20 or 10.
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I'm just going by the floor of 20 mb's, because of the comment made by
ZKYEVOLVED (at the top of this thread)..
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There is no absolute "memory floor" or whatever that term means.

It is suggested 15MB file free is good and safe. I've seen a device clear the call logs with 22MB file free, though.

So whatever works for you.
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Thanks JSanders...

Seems odd that there would be no direction from RIM... you can essentially load dozens of apps until you bog the system down. I would expect a minimum available RAM recommendation for each platform.

I appreciate a trustworthy sourse telling us that there is no actual # though!

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