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Old 11-20-2009, 08:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Howdy All. First, I have to say I LOVE my BB. However, recently I've been having to reset the unit (by removing /reinstalling the battery) fro 3~5 times a day. One minute I'll have >3M file free size, and an hour later 0. I don;t store any data, pictures, music, etc. on the 8320, it's all on an 8MB mini-SD card. I routinely clear out my browser cache & history, call logs, messages, etc., but I still have this issue. I even checked my APP sizes, but nothing sttod out as obviously wrong. Any ideas?
BTW, T-Mobile is my carrier....
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Old 11-20-2009, 08:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Memory is also used when using applications.
i.e. App World uses memory, and onced closed, the memory is gradually taken back, but can take a while.
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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But.... If you are considering 3MB as acceptable, that there is your problem.

From all I can tell, the minimum needed depends on your apps and themes and what you have running at the same time. Some get by on relatively little available RAM compared to others. Start getting rid of some stuff and freeing up some memory so you get up to 10+ MB free and see what happens. If that doesn't help, try 12-15MB free.
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What OS version are you running? The earlier versions suffered from Memory Leak on the Curve models. Updating to the most recent version might help, but until they release OS 4.6 for it, restarts are an unfortunate fact of life. Frequency of needed restarts will depend on what apps you run and how often you open/close them.
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One minute I'll have >3M file free size, and an hour later 0.
That's an issue. You'll need to figure out why you're so low to begin with.
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Howdy All. First, I have to say I LOVE my BB. However, recently I've been having to reset the unit (by removing /reinstalling the battery) fro 3~5 times a day. One minute I'll have >3M file free size, and an hour later 0. I don;t store any data, pictures, music, etc. on the 8320, it's all on an 8MB mini-SD card. I routinely clear out my browser cache & history, call logs, messages, etc., but I still have this issue. I even checked my APP sizes, but nothing sttod out as obviously wrong. Any ideas?
BTW, T-Mobile is my carrier....
I'm having an increasingly hard time keeping my 8320 in line. Not sure what's happened other than I think each new app update gets a bit bigger. Like the Gmail app, Google Maps, Yahoo Messenger, etc. And BB Messenger 5 is much bigger.

But I haven't updated the apps in a while and I can't get above 8mb anymore after a battery pull. OS reinstall just 2 months or so ago that got it to 11mb I think, which was about 4mb low for the apps I have had (for a long time).

Unfortunately, the 8320 came out prior to html email so that's an unexpected memory usage. Add in the glitzy new stuff that makes for fatter apps and it really doesn't have enough memory.

Check your database sizes as well as the apps. Likely it's a combination of the apps and having too many emails. Apps in many cases have associated databases and files that you don't realize are attached to them. So for example, Yahoo Messenger shows maybe 500k, but if you delete it, closer to 1 mb clears up.

Options > States > BB Options Key, then Database Sizes

Culprits are Attachment Data, content store, and messages. I have no idea what's in content store or how to slim that down. The others require deletion of emails.
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:43 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for all of the helpful replies. Here's an update:

BB 8320 V4.5.0.81 on T-Mobile
Email and attachment aren;t a problem as I clear them daily (currently 37.2K). The app store is up to 2819K. Every other database is relatively low in size (my calendar is 415.5K because it's synch'd with my Lotus Notes client). Total DB size is 3467.9K (is that bad?).
Currently I have 1,427,611 bytes free, and I pulled the battery less than 30 minutes ago.

Is there an easy way to check app file sizes in a similar manner as the DB sizes (without having to ckeck the properties of each app)?

Since I've typed this, I'm now down to 707,236 bytes, and all I've done is looked at DB sizes.....
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Sounds like you have a bad program installed somewhere. Best to backup, wipe with JL_Commander, and re-install the OS. Only add your aftermarket apps back in one at a time, and wait a day or two before adding a second. Check your memory usage carefully until you have found the offending app, or until they're all re-installed with no memory issue.
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