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Replying to:  What are the SG3 memory limitations by stevereenie   Jun 20, 2012, 1:13 AM

Re: What are the SG3 memory limitations

by Slammer    Jun 20, 2012, 10:00 AM

Hi Steve,

First, we need to break down the two types of memory. ROM vs RAM.

Just like a computer, your phone is broken down these two types.

Read Only Memory(ROM) is what programs and info are stored on regardless if being used or not.

Random Access Memory(RAM) is the memory needed to run these programs.

I believe what you are experiencing is lack of RAM.

Your Evo's RAM has a working threshold of roughly 50MB. This means that if you drop below that threshold, the "Low On Memory" will alert you that certain programs may or will cease function. This is normal. There is nothing wrong with your phone.

Saving programs to the SD card is a limited fix due to the fact that it does not change the RAM needed to operate. There is no way to increase the RAM. The only temporary fix to this, is to delete any of the "removable" programs that you feel you don't use.

It will only get worse now as today's programs require more memory to run. Unfortunately Steve, you have outgrown your phone.

Hope this helps.

John B.

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