Suddenly started getting memory leaks (Android 4.3)

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    I've had this phone for 4 years (Xperia LT29i, 1GB RAM), so it's a little ancient, but I'd still like to get to the bottom of this.
    At some point during the day, it starts killing apps and shows that the amount of free RAM is close to zero. This persists until I reboot the phone.
    I've tried checking & killing running apps with this, but it doesn't show anything hogging the memory.
    Might it be that the ram module is physically corrupted?
    Thank you in advance for replies!
     

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    Welcome to the forum @nofloods . Did you add any apps, or major app updates, around the time this started?
     
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    Welcome to the forum, nofloods. Wow, 1gb ram is not much to work with. Have you ever done a factory data reset (fdr)? Chances are that after four years there is a lot of residual data clogging things up. Doing an fdr will get rid of all that and will start your phone off like new. Make sure you save all pics, downloads, documents and data you want to keep before doing an fdr.

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    Thanks for the welcome!
    As expected, this was a faulty app all along; it's weird that I couldn't trace it eating the ram though (is that the norm for apps these days, or was it a bug?)
    I got rid of it, and phone seems to run fine so far.
     

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    Yay! Great to know you found the quilty culprit. Chances are that the app is optimized to work with more recent os (marshmallow/nougat) and struggles with past os. Not sure why it didn't show as being the problem but my experience has been that many optimizing apps are limited in truly detecting what's going on and I've had to make those discoveries on my own.

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    The best way for this problem is that Factory reset, The phone RAM is only 1 GB and this is not much