[Q] My RAM usgae is appalling!!!

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takuhii

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My RAM (not internal memory) usage is terrible. Out of 190MB I have 63MB free. Anyone have any ideas how I can improve it, or is this normal??

I am running CyanogenMOD 6.1 with Flykernel 12a (well check my SIG for info).

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!
 

skymera

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That is normal. In fact, 63MB is quite a lot, usually it'll dip to between 35-40MB.

Why are you bothered by 63MB? After all, unused RAM is wasted RAM.
 

takuhii

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That is normal. In fact, 63MB is quite a lot, usually it'll dip to between 35-40MB.

Why are you bothered by 63MB? After all, unused RAM is wasted RAM.

I was under the impression it was like a computer, the more ram available, the faster it was...

Is that a wrong assumption?
 

skymera

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RAM is fast(er) than flash memory (Which may be used for swap etc).

So loading apps into RAM is beneficial.

While having more RAM is indeed good, having more free generally isn't.

RAM is there to be used. I run CM6.1 and it manages itself fine, so you need not worry :D
 
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takuhii

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no probs, I'll stop fretting... My Internal storage sits at about 157MB
 

hubix

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When I free my RAM I'm getting about ~70Mb maximum but normally 35-45Mb. Remenber that's not Desire HD that's an old phone.
 
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pulser_g2

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Android's internal memory killer will keep everything OK... There's no need for more RAM to make it faster.

In fact, using taskillers to close apps in the background actually may slow the phone, as the apps have to "reload" fully again, rather than residing in RAM. If that space is needed, it will be freed immediately :)

So yeah, don't worry about RAM usage whatsoever :)
 

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    RAM is fast(er) than flash memory (Which may be used for swap etc).

    So loading apps into RAM is beneficial.

    While having more RAM is indeed good, having more free generally isn't.

    RAM is there to be used. I run CM6.1 and it manages itself fine, so you need not worry :D