1. RLTurn77's Avatar
    I am curious as to the available RAM most are seeing on their Passports? I don't have much on the device and my RAM fluctuates around about half of the 3 gigs around 1.5 RAM used. Seems excessive as my Z10 and Z30 both only had 2 gigs of RAM available.

    May seem like a newby question, but what effects the RAM, rather than storage (which I have plenty of)?

    Posted via CB10
    10-18-14 11:56 AM
  2. merli001's Avatar
    on my q10 i have around 1300 ram free after boot.soo on passport it should be around 2200 or 2300 mb RAM.
    my guess is that snapdragon 801 gpu uses more RAM than ms8960 gpu.
    10-18-14 12:14 PM
  3. Spawn12's Avatar
    Mine usually reboots with about 1.5gb of ram...whereas with my Z30 I rebooted with about 700mb then would drop to about 400-500mb

    Posted via CB10
    10-18-14 12:26 PM
  4. xxjavaxx2001's Avatar
    Mines playing around 1650 to 1750mb ram.

    Posted via CB10
    10-18-14 12:47 PM
  5. matt4pack's Avatar
    I think it's just designed to manage ram so that the more you have the more will be continuously used.

    Posted via CB10
    10-18-14 12:54 PM
  6. RLTurn77's Avatar
    So seems the norm for about half the RAM to be used... just thought with all of the other BB10s having 2 gigs RAM total, wasn't sure if updating via Sachesi or some other factor was causing half the RAM to be used up.

    Thought it was an oddity as my device only has a handful of native apps, all social media apps deleted, just 2 email accounts; but again I am probably confusing what causes use of RAM versus storage.

    Appreciate the help!

    Posted via CB10
    10-18-14 12:59 PM
  7. AdamThatsIt's Avatar
    Ram is ok to be "used". It makes yout phone run faster by having that cache available. Unused ram is a waste in my opinion

    Posted on CB 10 (Passport)
    10-18-14 01:16 PM
  8. FunktasticLucky's Avatar
    Yep. Since this OS runs everything in the background you want to have more ram. Swapping things in and out of ram is slow! Ram usage for apps running is a good thing as its much faster when you need to go back into the application instead of like iOS that snap shots the app how you left it then reloads the application again.

    Posted via CB10
    thymaster likes this.
    10-18-14 01:54 PM
  9. Benjamin Black's Avatar
    It's weird how the different devices seem to run the same os with relatively similar experiential performance. Here is my dev alpha b on 10.3.1 after a reboot
    Available RAM?-img_20141018_150924.png

    Posted via CB10
    10-18-14 02:11 PM
  10. Benjamin Black's Avatar
    Z3 on same os as dev alpha b
    Available RAM?-img_20141018_151209.png

    Posted via CB10
    10-18-14 02:13 PM
  11. Benjamin Black's Avatar
    My z10 and q10 which have both been sold now used to be at 1.2 to 1.3 used ram....the trend seems to be that no matter how much ram is available, the os reserves between 800-700, what occupies the remaining memory?

    Posted via CB10
    10-18-14 02:15 PM
  12. Benjamin Black's Avatar
    Z30 on the same os after reboot
    Available RAM?-img_20141018_151713.png

    Posted via CB10
    10-18-14 02:17 PM
  13. Dave Bourque's Avatar
    Nothing weird about this. Ram is managed by the OS and it knows when it should drop memory or use more of it. I also noticed that after each update it seems to get more efficient on how much memory it uses after reboot.

    Posted via CB10
    10-18-14 02:20 PM
  14. Benjamin Black's Avatar
    So you are saying it is hardware adaptive? I would expect the os to occupy 655 (the lowest of the 3 values across the board from the dev alpha b) and am wondering what it does with the extra 225mb for example when it occupies 880 (on the z30).

    Posted via CB10
    10-18-14 02:28 PM
  15. Dave Bourque's Avatar
    So you are saying it is hardware adaptive? I would expect the os to occupy 655 (the lowest of the 3 values across the board from the dev alpha b) and am wondering what it does with the extra 225mb for example when it occupies 880 (on the z30).

    Posted via CB10
    A device with less ram will use less system ram to save more of it for apps. Z30 can afford to take more system ram.

    Posted via CB10
    10-18-14 02:31 PM
  16. RafiqK's Avatar
    Yep my passport normally has 1.5GB free of memory.

    Posted via my BlackBerry Passport
    10-18-14 02:36 PM
  17. RLTurn77's Avatar
    Very interesting. I was curious as to how that worked out with other devices having less RAM than the Passport. Interesting responses as well. It will be interesting to see if AT&T gets the Passport anytime soon and sends an update out; I'll definitely be watching the RAM before and after. Odd how other devices running the same OS can use significantly less RAM.
    10-18-14 09:17 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Why is Apollo no longer available on my Z10?
    By CrackBerry Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-04-14, 09:14 AM
  2. When will the Passport going to be available in the US?
    By CrackBerry Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-18-14, 05:19 AM
  3. New BBM Beta Available
    By damienricardo in forum BlackBerry 10 OS
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 10-17-14, 11:25 PM
  4. Why isn't the BB available with Verizon?
    By CrackBerry Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-17-14, 12:55 PM
  5. Is 10.3.1 available for all devices?
    By amritanshu singh in forum General BlackBerry Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-17-14, 12:35 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD