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Discussion in 'Bugless' started by smmfc, Jan 15, 2011.

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    I use autokiller memory optimizer on the extreme setting to tweek the memory so I can have as much free as possible and I use the compcache bb comes with but I only have 60 to 70 mb of free ram is there another way anyone knows of to keep more.memory free or a diff way to free up some of the system memory?

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    If I uninstall the program is there a good (by good I mean pretty accurate way) to moniter my system memory for a while to see what's free and make a comparison to having the program and not I've noticed that alot of programs that tell you your system info differ from.eachother on how much ram is free even if they both have widgets side by side in the screen

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    The attached article was written specifically about the evils of Task Killers, but it gives you a good look at how Android manages apps and memory. It will help you understand that you don't have to worry about available memory too much. Anyway, here it is:

    Task Killers Per Lifehacker:

    Android Task Killers Explained: What They Do and Why You Shouldn't Use Them
    How Android Manages Processes

    In Android, processes and Applications are two different things. An app can stay "running" in the background without any processes eating up your phone's resources. Android keeps the app in its memory so it launches more quickly and returns to its prior state. When your phone runs out of memory, Android will automatically start killing tasks on its own, starting with ones that you haven't used in awhile.
    The problem is that Android uses RAM differently than, say, Windows. On Android, having your RAM nearly full is a good thing. It means that when you relaunch an app you've previously opened, the app launches quickly and returns to its previous state. So while Android actually uses RAM efficiently, most users see that their RAM is full and assume that's what's slowing down their phone. In reality, your CPU—which is only used by apps that are actually active—is almost always the bottleneck.

    Why Task Killers Are (Usually) Bad News


    Apps like Advanced Task Killer, the most popular task killer in the Market, act on the incorrect assumption that freeing up memory on an Android device is a good thing. When launched, it presents you with a list of "running" apps and the option to kill as many as you want. You can also hit the Menu button to access a more detailed "Services" view, that lists exactly which parts of each application are "running", how much memory they take up, and how much free memory is available on your phone. This set-up implies that the goal of killing these apps is to free up memory. Nowhere on the list does it mention the number of CPU cycles each app is consuming, only the memory you'll free by killing it. As we've learned, full memory is not a bad thing—we want to watch out for the CPU, the resource that actually slows down your phone and drains your battery life.
    Thus, killing all but the essential apps (or telling Android to kill apps more aggressively with the "autokill" feature) is generally unnecessary. Furthermore, it's actually possible that this will worsen your phone's performance and battery life. Whether you're manually killing apps all the time or telling the task killer to aggressively remove apps from your memory, you're actually using CPU cycles when you otherwise wouldn't—killing apps that aren't doing anything in the first place.
    In fact, some of the processes related to those apps will actually start right back up, further draining your CPU. If they don't, killing those processes can cause other sorts of problems—alarms don't go off, you don't receive text messages, or other related apps may force close without warning. All in all, you're usually better off letting your phone work as intended—especially if you're more of a casual user. In these instances, a task killer causes more problems than it solves.
    What You Should Do Instead

    That said, not all apps are created equal. Many of you have used task killers in the past and actually found that after freeing up memory, your phone works a bit better. It's more likely that this is because you've killed a bad app—one that was poorly coded, and (for example) keeps trying to connect to the internet even when it shouldn't. Any performance increase you experience is more likely because you killed the right app, not because you freed up loads of memory (or, in many cases, it's just placebo). Instead of killing all those apps, find out which ones are actually causing the problems. If you really know what you're doing, you may benefit from using a task killer to stop the one or two inefficient-but-loved apps on your phone.
    Note, however, that this is still a contested notion. A lot of developers (including ROM builder extraordinaire, Cyanogen) will not even look at your bug reports if you're using a task killer. In this humble blogger's opinion, your best bet is to stay away from regular task killer usage entirely. If you absolutely have to have that one battery-killing app on your phone, though, kill away—just be aware that when you experience a recurring Android bug later on, the task killer may be at fault. Of course, you can just stop using it to determine whether that is or isn't the case.
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    I understand the task killer isn't need so my next question is. If killing processes isn't what speeds up tue cpu to run smoothly what can I do to keep my phone running smooth and not lag down during use?

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    I dont know if anyone else does this, but I found that rebooting the phone once a day usually seems to help.
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    Ill give it a try and see how it goes what could it hurt ;)

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    I don't know if its related but I uninstalled autokiller when I had 15% battery left and rebooted after uninstall and my battery went up to 50% and stayed there and still hasn't dropped

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    With a good file manager like Root Explorer: Go to data>system>and delete batterystats.bin after you've charged your phone to 100%. This will help with battery meter accuracy.
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    I've done that before and I did it again thismorning but my battery drops to 90% in like the first 10 min unplugged im waiting on a new battery I ordered to see it that helps

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