1. AC Question's Avatar
    I constantly am running at 1.2 to 1.5 or gig or higher on ram.... is this normal or is too much running in the background?
    04-03-2015 10:46 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! The Tab Pro 10.1 has 2 GB of RAM, so 60-70% RAM usage is pretty normal. I'd be concerned if it was always pushing 80-90%. Be aware that "RAM cleaner" apps (which are mostly useless--don't use them) often use a lot of RAM themselves, so that if you check the RAM usage with a RAM cleaner app, it will often show 90% usage. Exit out of the RAM cleaner app and look at the RAM usage using the system menu, and it'll be back to 60-70%.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-03-2015 05:15 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    Read Multitasking the Android Way (written by someone who had a part in developing Android, so she kind of understand how it works). What's "normal" RAM usage? As much as possible. As she says, unused RAM is wasted RAM. I wouldn't be concerned if RAM usage was almost always at 90% or a little more. This is Android, not Windows. (Normal RAM usage in Windows is 50%-75% if you're running a lot of things - if it's more, you need more RAM. For the kind of usage a phone gives the system, in Windows RAM usage should be 25% or less. But again, this is Android, not Windows.)
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-04-2015 03:44 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I think it's true that ideally, 90% RAM usage shouldn't matter--however, I have noticed that slowdown on some of my devices has been associated with high RAM usage, so it may still act as a sign of a misbehaving app.
    04-04-2015 11:13 PM

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