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Old 02-02-2010, 03:26 PM
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Making more of RAM: it never rains, then it pours - RAMblow

After months of struggling with low RAM (in which CellPhoneSoft came up with RAMblow) on the Nokia N97 and N97 mini, we now have firmware for most N97 product codes that has more free RAM and handles memory much better. Still, the appearance of RAMblow, screenshotted, linked and detailed below, may help anyone trying to clear extra RAM for a big game, for those whom the new firmware has not yet been released and for those with other devices with RAM problems.

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Old 02-02-2010, 04:45 PM
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I am glad to say I will never need this app for my i8910

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Old 02-02-2010, 04:58 PM
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Beware this page https://store3.esellerate.net/store/...alDownload.htm takes an age to download on the N97c - froze the unit up first time and needed a reboot (N97c with new firmware) - eventually it loaded and got going - hope it's more eeficient with RAM management once onboard!! BTW it's 3.31

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I imagine that page is designed for desktop browsers... But yes, clumsy page encoding for it to be that un-portable....
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I am so pleased that I chose not to go for the 8910 now that Nokia seem to be issuing forth a stream of gifts, none of which are any use on the 8910.

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Old 02-02-2010, 06:57 PM
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actually most of nokia's so-called 'gifts' seem to work out quite nicely on the i8910, thanks for asking. (with ram to spare, if i might add)

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LOL Samsung owners are easy to bait. If they keep repeating themselves enough, it is possible that they may eventually convince themselves. Insecure.

"Quite nicely" AKA "a bit ropey".

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I am running several apps including reply to this using opera and downloading ovi racing from ovi store on my i8910. i currently have 78mb of free RAM. In 2010 this app shouldn't need to exist
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If you say so "Unregistered". Quite nicely means I can run 50 tasks on my phone, including some juicy goodies from the Ovi store, which also runs fine on my i8910. Get back to me when Nokia can give you enough optimisation of poor hardware to do that.

And "poor hardware" aka N97. That was completely unnecessary but I'm throwing it in, just for you.

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I am running several apps including reply to this using opera and downloading ovi racing from ovi store on my i8910. i currently have 78mb of free RAM. In 2010 this app shouldn't need to exist
Does Ovi Racing work? All I get on my i8910 (Italian firmware) are interference patterns.

What firmware are you using to get 78mb free RAM? Mine starts nowhere near that and currently I am playing a balancing act with 18mb

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Old 03-02-2010, 03:59 AM
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to get that much free ram on the i8910 you'd probably have to run a cooked firmware

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Old 03-02-2010, 04:23 AM
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Nokia should probably bundle this in the firmwares itself with all its RAM crippled phones like the E72 in the name of cost cutting ... The iPhone may have ten thousand fart apps, but it will never have an app like this..

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What the heck are you i8910 HD owners doing to your phones? Mine boots up with almost 150MB free RAM! Or am I misunderstanding something here?
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Really happy with this.

Cellphonesofts Swiss Manager Pro was also quite good, but kept closing apps on me (even when set to system app).

This keeps RAM really high, even after taking pictures (after which RAM useally drops 5-8MB (why is that??)).
RAMblow gets a lot of this back, which is needed for fun- but memory-hog-apps (like Coreplayer).

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Steve, somehow you always seem to have more free RAM on boot on your phones than others. For instance, after the recent firmware on the n97 mini, you mentioned that it boots up with around 55MB if you dont have the homescreen widgets. Mine boots with 48 MB.

I guess you dont install apps of your phone? Probably minuscule...
 

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