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Old 07-29-2008, 10:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

Today I noticed quite a delay when trying to navigate my BlackBerry Curve 8320. While I have some custom stuff installed on it (games, Google Mobile, Upvise, etc), I have no idea why it would slow down for a long period of time, even after rebooting.

Short of uninstalling random things which would be a pain, is there software out there or a way to tell what is causing such high resource usage? It would be great if there was something like the task manager in Win XP.

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If you were in an area where the signal was weak, that could cause a slowdown. Also you might check to see what your file free is.

Options > status > file free.
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The "File Free" currently shows at 6751467 bytes.

One other thing. It almost looked like the culprit was my data usage. The data arrows kept transferring data for some reason. But it's hard to pinpoint when I don't have a report on what is causing the traffic or high resource usage.
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What apps do you have installed? Some are data intensive. Did you recently install something new?

Add... your file free is pretty low -- less than 7 MB. You might try deleting some things..
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Not that I recall. I've been installing things all along. What I'm hoping for is something that tells me resource usage (like high to low) and which application it is coming from. That way I won't have to flat out delete everything.
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I don't think there is anything to do that, but it would be handy. You might look through the Aftermarket Software forum here, and look at the apps on Handango, Crackberry and Handmark.
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Also, when your file free is that low, you are likely to start losing messages, emails, etc. Have you done a battery pull? That will normally free up some space.
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I appreciate the help so far, Daphne. What is a good file free range to be at?
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I've seen some different opinions, but I think going under 12 or 15 MB can start to cause problems. You can check out t his thread about optimizing memory on the device.

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Also, when your file free is that low, you are likely to start losing messages, emails, etc. Have you done a battery pull? That will normally free up some space.
I dunno about that. I've been at 7-8MB for months without issues. You just need to keep an eye on it.
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I don't think I had much space left when I first received the phone from T-Mobile then. If I delete all the T-Mobile-supplied chat apps and fluff stuff I don't use, am I still able to re-install them down the road?
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