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  1. WiZoRZ

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    I use HTC desire Z on Cyanogen mod 7 and my free memory is currently hitting 100. (I think I do have like 300 rams total if i count the 200 Used, 300 is kind of a weird number no?)

    Anyway... Is 100 making my phone slower? Anyway to fix this?

    I have apps on background such as:

    Facebook : 26mb
    Widget Locker : 16mb
    Go sms pro : 20mb
    Swype : 20mb

    Other stuff also but they don't take as much rams.

    Is it normal to run on 100 free ram and does it slow my phone down? (Or can I make it faster by freeing up rams?)
     

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  2. Logan47

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    Don't think of it like windows pc, empty ram is wasted on android. The system should free up more as and when required. Generally don't bother trying to free up ram as you'll just slow things down. If your phone feels and runs fast enough, then don't worry.
     
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    the applichttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.smartprojects.RAMOptimizationFree&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5zbWFydHByb2plY3RzLlJBTU9wdGltaXphdGlvbkZyZWUiXQ..ation ram manager works pretty well you can find it here
     
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    DO NOT use any 3rd party 'RAM manager' or 'RAM optimizer'. They do no good. As Logan47 said, in Android unused RAM is wasted RAM. Android does a very good job of handling memory with no help.

    Let Android do its job, relax and enjoy your phone.
     
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    If your phone is feeling sluggish, pull the battery with the phone powered on. Wait 15 seconds then replace the battery. This works for my phone when I feel it's getting sluggish.
     
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    Do you feel your phone is running any slower than it did when you first got it? If you are running out of resources, you might see a lag at times but overall performance should be pretty consistent. If you are looking to boost performance, freeing ram won't have much of an effect, if any. You might try a custom kernel and overclock, but it will have a negative impact on battery life.
     
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    Why with the "phone powered on"?

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    Talk about a task killer!
     
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    Battery pull on a powered on handset can also have a terrible result and damage some phones, the desire s for one. Tread carefully doing such things.
     
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    Agreed. Very bad idea and should only be done as a last resort on a badly locked-up phone. That doing so has not caused valorian catastrophic failure only proves the robustness of Linux/Android.
     
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    Doing a battery pull with the phone on will not harm the phone or the battery. I did it this way with my BlackBerrys and my Android.
     
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    Just because you haven't had trouble doesn't mean it's a good idea. Just means Linux/Android is pretty foolproof.

    And why do a battery pull with the phone on? What's that supposed to accomplish?
     
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    For the record, pulling the battery from any device while it is on is not recommended. It is the same as experiencing a power outage on a PC. Most of the time it will boot up, but if at the time of an outage there were file system writes in progress you could corrupt data or the entire file system. On a solid state device like smartphones, the risk is minimal, but there still is a risk.

    Now, we seem to be hijacking the OP's thread. If you wish to continue this, I'll move this to a new thread, otherwise let's address the OP's question.
     
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    From what I have experienced it seems to clear out whatever is causing the phone to be sluggish. Doing a battery pull with the phone on does not seem to do much. It's always worked better for me to do a pull with the phone on.
     
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    I point out the battery pull issues as I know from the desire s forum this has hard bricked some phones, damaging the eMMC chip. A design flaw perhaps? As op has a device from the desire family it seems prudent to be forwarded.
    As to the op problem if you feel the device is slowing down then you'll need to look at some background apps such as Widget locker which can be a bit if a hog on some devices. See what you have running and maybe cut a few out that you don't really use or need much.
     
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