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Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by grimloktt, May 19, 2010.
I have anywhere from 40-50mb of free RAM at a time. Is this bad or good?
Well I have around there to and I'm sure anyone else who posts here will say the same
Not bad at all. If you would like to know how Android manages memory better here is an explanation. If you go to Settings ---> Applications ---> Running Services, there are numbers along the bottom. Here is the explanation of those numbers.
Finally, along the bottom of the screen are some obscure numbers. If you know how to interpret them, this gives you a lot of information on the memory status of your device:
* Avail: 38MB+114MB in 25 says that the device has 38MB of completely free (or likely used for unrequired caches) memory, and has another 114MB of available memory in 25 background processes it can kill at any time.
• Other: 32MB in 3 says that the device has 32MB of unavailable memory in 3 unkillable processes (that is, processes that are currently considered to be foreground and must be kept running)
You're fine. If you look at the size of the apps you have in memory, even the largest are only 4-5 mg in size. If you have 40-50mb free, the o/s can start anything it needs to run without swapping out running apps.
If you want to free up memory, you can always clear the cache from your apps.
Click on settings > applications > manage applications > filter > All > then clear cache, big cache users that arent on the regular list are the browser and youtube.
I cleared all my cahce after a few weeks and I freed up 35mb.
Is there anything that'll keep certain things from autostarting? I tried Startup Auditor and it didn't work...
i have 17 free :icon_ cry:
Yes 17 free but how many in background processes that can be killed?
Sounds good and appreciate the advice, but when I hit manage apps, I do not get a choice for FILTER
You can root and freeze apps...but it's really not needed.