1. gussington's Avatar
    Hi all,
    Just one more question for today! Thank you everyone for your help in getting this thing working as well as possible.

    Just want to know how much memory I should keep free to keep the Bold running at the best possible speed? I like having extra programs, but the most important thing to me is that the whole package runs well.
    08-17-09 11:20 AM
  2. Garz's Avatar
    BB's will operate best at 12+ MB's free
    08-17-09 11:24 AM
  3. gussington's Avatar
    Cool - Thank you.
    That gives me loads of space for App's - I thought I'd have to keep much more than that free!
    08-17-09 11:25 AM
  4. Blacklac's Avatar
    Seems OS dependent for me. I can't remember what OS this was, but I would notice if I was below 22MB or so, I would get more of the hour glass and sluggishness. Now that I'm on the Hybrid OS, I can dip into 19MB (Quickpull prompt) and not even realize it based on the phones performance.
    08-17-09 11:30 AM
  5. MLE724's Avatar
    Just an FYI, you may or may not know...but not all apps close/exit the same way, and if you hit the red phone key as most people do, most apps are still running in the background.

    Use the Application Switcher [Switch Application] under the menu key to properly close apps when you're done and your Bold will run smoothly.
    08-18-09 01:50 PM
  6. Blacklac's Avatar
    The combination of a fancy animated theme, updating weather program and lots of web browsing will drain your memory, no matter what.

    I always properly close out of Apps. I rarely use Apps anyways.
    08-18-09 02:33 PM
  7. Canadianfreerider's Avatar
    You need about 15 or more.
    08-18-09 04:11 PM
  8. rcab's Avatar
    any time i drop below 15 i find my Bold to be sluggish. I wish there was a way to make a more effective use of my 8gb card freeing up memory. That is the only negative thing i have found about the Bold
    08-18-09 06:34 PM
  9. avt123's Avatar
    That is the only negative thing i have found about the Bold
    It's not just the Bold, it's every BB. People have been asking for this feature for a while.
    08-18-09 06:41 PM
  10. Garz's Avatar
    Also, its not just memory that keeps it running good. The #1 thing is running a good OS. What OS are you on gussington?
    08-18-09 06:44 PM
  11. agarzac's Avatar
    When I had OS.167 I was always around 18mb then I upgraded to OS.266 and with the same applications installed I am always around 30mb. Anyhow even at 18 Bold worked great.
    08-18-09 08:24 PM