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EVO RAM - Max Available Memory?
I have run into a question that I cannot seem to find the answer to. I do not have an exceptional tech mind, so perhaps the answer to this inquiry can be answered easily by some of the more experienced members.
This thread isn't necessarily about task killers, so please try to stay off of that subject (read: argument) unless it relates specifically back to the topic at hand. I have been toying with task killers for the sole purpose of trying them out for myself and determining if I perceive any benefit from their use on my phone. So far, it has been hit or miss. The latest task killer I have been using is called "Task Manager" and it includes a widget that displays the available memory (little Android robot that also serves as the "kill button").
My question is a result of this application's use: What is the max memory that can ever be available on the Evo and at what low-end threshold does lack of memory become a concern? Further, is there a "technical" difference, as it relates to performance, between having 200mb and 100mb available? Logic tells me that if there is even 1mb available, I should be fine...but I know that this doesn't always hold true from a UI standpoint.
This post was prompted because I rebooted my phone this morning on a whim and got a reading of 228mb of available memory which was significantly higher than the max of around 170 I saw yesterday (which was the first day I used this particular task killer). Throughout the day yesterday I kept killing tasks whenever the memory got below 100mb. But now I am up over 200 and I don't know if I'll be able to allow it to go down past 150 again! Maybe this is OCD. Maybe this is like having to turn off the taskbar email notification in Outlook on a PC because it is counter-productive. Maybe its because I read this message board and seem to be on a quest for optimum performance and efficiency with this device...who knows?
I just want to know what you all have to say about the differences and what your experiences have been. Am I being too anal? Or is there really a benchmark that I should be trying to achieve in available memory at any given time? Are there specific applications that really hammer this number?
Thanks in advance, and sorry for the long post.