Before you start rolling your eyes and bashing me, I've been here on the forums since I got my Eris the day before thanksgiving and have tried my best to help and share all knowledge gained and offered my tips and services. I've been with the phone now for 3 months and love it, it's my baby <3. All this is is trying to optimize it to it's fullest. This is NOT a bashing thread, I just want some answers without "omg ur stupid lolz". There are a lot of intelligent people on here like Caddy and OTD, so I'd love to hear what you all have to say. I've honestly been quiet on here lately because I dont' really have any problems with my phone . Like i said, this is me just wanting to know the trust/best way to use my phone. I read OTD's Signature link to "Why you shouldn't use a Task Killer" It all makes sense to me. I understand that the coding does it's job and auto-kills things. I'm scared though, and want to make sure I'm not doing something wrong. I have been using Advanced Task Manager for a while, and it's the only thing that keeps my phone from lagging to a halt. Maybe you guys' can help me understand my phone better, so I won't have to rely on this. This is what I have at the moment: providers.htccdma Quick Calander (Exclude from end all) Foursqure Start Up Auditor (Exclude)** Handscent (Exclude) ATM Beautiful Widgets (Exclude) Free MEM: 34mb, Number of Processes: 7. The process tab also has stuff like Sense running, but also Stocks (which I dont use..but if i kill it, they come back). Now, when I start my phone up, with all things killed, the most I ever saw was 80mb. 1.) Do we know what the memory capacity is on this device, or if this information is even close to accurate? 2.) I notice that when the phone get's down below what it is now, it starts to lag a bit. Is this just me. 3.) Am I doing something wrong? If so, PLEASE tell me. I love my phone, the only thing I can say bad about it at all is the random bits of lagging up. I know some don't experience this, but I don't know. *I've been using Start Up Auditor, and it does a good job of keeping the default message program from popping up as well as a few other things. Is it bad of me to be doing this, since the system will automatically do it?