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    Default RAM Memory Maxing

    Hi,

    For some reason my Ram memory is getting close to 1.4GB of which my phone consistently shows I have 1.56GB and therefore my phone gets extremely sluggish. I can go into task manager and clear memory and about 52 applications will be closed but they just start back up within the next few minutes. I could hit clear memory repeatedly and at least 1 or 2 applications would close. Is there a good program that I can minimize the ram memory usage so my phone doesn't suffer such bad lag. Any other suggestions, I am open. Thanks.
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    Sounds like you need to figure out what apps keep opening and why. The memory management built into android is good especially on jb. Your issue is the apps you have. Also your issue is probably not an issue with ram but too many processes running at once.

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    What is the typical ram that should be running at any given time? In other words,if I randomly go into task manager and look, what should it read? On average.
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    Lol simply put from someone in the IT field unused ram is wasted ram

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    A lot of the process simply look like they are android processes that don't associate with an app. I'll look into it further, could be lookout security that runs all the time. I also run a program called Tasker that runs in the background all the time.
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    Are you saying that you have 1.4gb used? I would suspect that you have a rogue app in there that you need to uninstall. Probably consuming resourses and slowing things down. Does the running apps list show anything that is huge?
    Generally, as nrm5110 points out, the OS moves apps into ram to prepare them to use. The end result is that it reacts faster when those apps are called on. They don't slow anything down unless they are problem apps.
    It isn't like a PC where when you run out of ram it uses the hard disk as virtual memory and slows things down. The Android OS will simply remove apps from ram and make room for new apps if needed.
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    yes, i constantly run around 1.4gb used. If an app shows in the "running" column of the application manager does that mean it is only in a cached state until the app is actually run? I can go in and clear my list of active applications and it will still run above 1.1GB of used space.
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    i generally have from 800mb up to 1.1gb free ram
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    Is there a way to see how much ram apps/ programs are using? I know I can check the Battery settings but again its pretty general and to my knowledge doesnt show RAM. For ex. if I did have a rogue app how would I know that particular app was sucking up all my RAM?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berry me a G View Post
    Is there a way to see how much ram apps/ programs are using? I know I can check the Battery settings but again its pretty general and to my knowledge doesnt show RAM. For ex. if I did have a rogue app how would I know that particular app was sucking up all my RAM?
    Are you rooted?

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    Default Re: RAM Memory Maxing

    I hover around 1GB of RAM and if I hit clear it drops down to about 650, no issues though, phone runs fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nrm5110 View Post
    Are you rooted?
    No I am not rooted, I guess I am limited to see the amount of RAM a process is using without root?

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