Originally Posted by jshhmr
I had 91mb of avail internal and when a level 2 sweep was done I had 64mb of 160mb of RAM used. I started getting memory stops again.
I backed up my contacts and settings and did a factory reset today with no downloaded apps of my own including electrum and it was easy as pie. However, the ram usage in task manager is still acting as if I had electrum and dolphin. I had no apps. I dowloaded another cpu monitor all the google maps and factory crap were there but reading still reading 0.00% cpu as they did before. It only takes an app or 2 to load and the task manager ram usage has quickly jumped from 64mb to 120mb.
What are those stock level 2 apps/processes that keep coming back and killing my ram? I have twice as much space, but can't do my music anymore.
You're understanding memory use the way you would understand it in Windows (actually XP and older). That's not helpful to understanding memory use in Linux, which is what Android is.
A bit in memory is either a 1 or a 0, and it doesn't matter to the operating system whether it's empty (0) or full (1). What matters is how efficiently the OS can move things into or out of memory. So, honestly, all that memory you've "saved" by clearing it is irrelevant -- with a caveat.
Some users believe that if your free memory drops below 25MB, the OS won't efficiently move things in and out -- or at least big programs or chunks of data. I have no evidence either way on that. But that doesn't seem to be your problem since you're having problems with lots of memory free.
First, I'd see if there is an update for electrum. If not, I'd write electrum's developer and see if he/she has any ideas for you. If the developer has a forum, I'd try asking there.
You also mention Flash. I've heard the full version of Flash may be problematic for Froyo/Intercept. I don't have any details, so a bit of searching for Flash and Froyo, Intercept, and electrum might help you.
Let us know what you find out.