Average available memory
Just wanting to see how mine compares, I am on a non rooted 2.2. Current average is probably 150 with no apps running... I feel it should be higher.
It seems to drop lower and lower through out the day even though I'm milking apps.
- 08-24-2010, 03:09 PM #3
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- 08-27-2010, 09:54 AM #11
Yeah really, I ran Quadrant with ATK killing apps and then ran it again once ATK uninstalled and rebooted phone. Left it running for an hour or so to test how stock OS manages apps and I got exact same Quadrant score as with ATK.
- 08-27-2010, 12:29 PM #13
my phone hits below 60mb every day. and becomes sluggish.
so i have to fire up a task killer and i can clearly see 15 + apps, that i do not want to run and have not started or have closed that are still in memory.
so i have to close them.
my phone then acts normal again.. for a while..
until it hits below 60mb again. and i repeat.
it doesn't fix itself. perhaps on your setup it does, but not on mine or my wifes DX.
I'm not running an "auto" task killer and just blindly killing off random processes.
for some reason everyone thinks that if you run a task killer that is what you are doing.
that is not what i'm doing.
i am manually killing off things, like amazon mp3, city id, skype.. etc etc.. crap that i didn't start and that is just eating up memory on my phone.
when enough of this junk starts up, my phone dips below 60mb and then becomes very sluggish, sometimes unresponsive.
i manually go in and kill off the stuff that doesn't need to run and the phone goes back to normal.
- 08-27-2010, 02:58 PM #14
As for the sluggishness, it is either caused by the phone having to reopen the programs your forcefully closed, or there is an application on your phone that is causing the problem. I currently have 31MB totally free and 165MB in 46 threads and my phone is running dandy. In fact, 31MB is one of the higher values I have seen lately.
- 08-27-2010, 03:11 PM #15
Forgive a newb question. Can someone explain how memory is listed, and what the breakdown really means?
I look in Running Services and see:
Avail: 17MB +135MB in 25 Other: 118MB in 9
Now I am not concerned with memory management like I was on a storm, but instead curious and just trying to see how to read it.
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- 08-27-2010, 04:17 PM #17
Instead of using ATK or such might want to use that one that can control the bare minimum memory that Android has available before it starts to turn programs off. Might just be called auto killer. It allows Android to decide what to kill just lets you decide what memory amount it should start doing so.
- 08-27-2010, 04:34 PM #18
- 08-27-2010, 04:51 PM #19
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118mb in 9 means 118mbs of memory is being allocated to system required apps that cannot be shut down.
The only thing I don't understand is why do these numbers always add up to ~380mb, when our phones have (even after considering a MB is 1024KB's, not 1000) 488MB of ram?
Where's the last ~120MB going?
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