My Droid X seems to want to stay around 50 MB of free ram, but when I go into running services in settings and force stop a bunch of things it really increases the RAM. If Android is supposed to keep my phone running smoothly why does it use up all the RAM for apps I'm not even using?
Mine stays around 60 or there abouts, till the app killer kills apps, then it's around 130 or so.
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The system actually maintains enough free ram to start a new app while keeping commonly used apps in memory. This actually speeds up the device over keeping as much ram as possible free. Don't bother with the task killers; it may seem nice to have more free ram, but it doesn't actually speed anything up after the initial bloatware is cleared out.
Fortunately I don't have to deal with it since the thunderbolt usually has about 400 megs free.
Is there a way to increase the amount of RAM the system has available? It seems it partions internal memory for storage and for usage if I'm not mistaken? Since I store most of my apps on the SD card, I was wondering if I could increase the amount of RAM for running programs on my OG Droid.
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If you're really concerned about memory and you're rooted you can install AutoKiller from the market. Instead of just killing apps and stepping on the system's toes it changes the variables android uses to manage memory.