When I boot my 7520, there is approximately 15MB of free memory. After use, it goes down to 9-10MB. Once I reset the system (pull battery), it goes back up to 15MB. Has anyone else experienced this, and more importantly, why is this happending from a technical perspective.
p.s. Yes, I have cleared the logs and browser cache however the only way to reclaim the 5MB of "lost" memory is to pull the battery.
It's memory used with all your open applications.
once you open messages, address book, tasks, those programs remain open, and utlize memory space.
one other way to see it, reboot, hold alt and hit your clear/back button. scroll along the button bar, and you'll see the basic operating programs.
then, open all of your applications and close them, hold alt and hit your clear/back button. scroll along the button bar, and you'll see all of your applications listed.