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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by meio, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. meio

    meio Newbie
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    My ram usage is just crazy atm and whenever i clear it, it just goes back to this state. How do i get it down to around 400mb like it should be? 1373288062621.jpg

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  2. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Why do you think it should be down around 400mb?

    Android isn't like your PC where the less ram you have used the better. Its based on Linux, and free ram is wasted ram.

    By clearing the ram, you're actually doing more harm than good as the OS just loads back up all those things you killed off.
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  3. meio

    meio Newbie
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    Wouldnt it be faster though? And because it keeps on going over 90% that i get warnings from apps? Or is it just my ignorance and negligence that i dunno these things and shouldnt be worried when it gets above 90% usage?
  4. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    What app is warning you?

    Its actually much faster to have the apps cached ready to go in the ram, that way when you access the app it doesn't need to be restarted.

    When android needs more ram, its smart enough to release applications you haven't used in a while to free up space.

    The take home message is android handles its own memory quite well, and by killing apps you're interfering with the way it does things, and likely causing problems
  5. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Dont worry about it man View attachment 57455
    I dont even bother to check how much RAM is being used. I just let android get on with it ;)
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  6. meio

    meio Newbie
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    Cache cleaner warns me, but the thing is when i play games it will say insufficient ram that's why its concerning me lol. The the graphics becomes LQ lol
  7. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Android Expert

    On a device as high end as the S3, you never need to worry about RAM. I just got myself an S3 (and boy is it fast!) And I've done everything to kill it (Pinball, flashlight apps, radio, GPS, etc) and couldn't. I probably have over twenty apps running in the background with narry a slowdown. I think you're still living in Android CupcakeLand :)

    Cache and RAM are two different things. I've played console level games and couldn't kill it. Heck I am starting to believe those claiming the S3 lags are making it up, no offense.
  8. badboy007

    badboy007 Lurker

    I think meio is facing a memory leak that reduces significantly the response of the phone and some consuming apps become impossible to run. What android version do you have ? i had the same problem 2 weeks ago you can refer to my old post. Apparently it's a memory leak in Touchwiz. If you have flashed the 4.2.2 leaked version you may need to reinstall the lastest version where they fixed this memory leak.
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