Available memory?


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    tjreishus Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I THOUGHT that I had around 220m of memory when I first received the droid. coming from the storm and the storm 2 I was really impressed. I downloaded the Advanced Task Killer so that I can better manage my memory. I have only installed about 8 or 9 apps and now I commonly find my droid running slowly about 5 or 6 times a day. I run the app killer and find that it's down to 25 to 35m of memory remaining. After killing all the running apps it goes up to about 85. What happened to all the memory I had? I can't get it to get up to what I had on the storm 2. Now, I always run the app killer after opening ANYTHING at all. Any thoughts on this?
     

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    tjreishus Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I figured out where I got the 220 number from. I must have got that from "settings", "sd card and phone storage". Under available space is currently 213mb. But when I run App Killer, it currently shows 58M available memory!
     
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    Check out this blog: "Linux Uses Too Much Memory!" A (very) Basic Linux Memory Guide

     
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    tjreishus Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Interesting. So, if it kicks things out when it needs more, it shouldn't slow down too much... should it? Maybe I have just become obsessed with the memory thing coming from the BB and I don't really need to close everything out after using them? How often should I be killing my apps? Should I not kill anything for a while to see how it takes care of itself? If it works I don't want to be making work for myself when it's not needed. For example, when i look something up on using Maps, then when I am done I would click on the home button to get me to my home screen then click on app killer so that it was closed. I would do this after every app I used to close them out. Am I over doing it?​
     

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