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Old 11-11-2008, 11:09 AM
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Really newbie WinMo Question

Ok, Im prettynew to Windows Mobile and Im loving it so far. Quick question, on the status bar, next to the battery indicator there is the application switcher/closer icon with the dropdown arrow. When you press that, theres a pictue of a chip with a percentage next to it. What exactly is that percentage indicating? Do higher/lower percentages take a toll on battery life and general performance? Ivetried searching for this but have come up empty. Any answers would be great!

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Old 11-11-2008, 11:20 AM
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Re: Really newbie WinMo Question

pretty much its the usage of the phone... the more programs you open, the more the memory is getting used...the higher the percentage goes up
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pretty much its the usage of the phone... the more programs you open, the more the memory is getting used...the higher the percentage goes up
So whats an acceptable range where the phone isnt being overly taxed and at what point should a soft reset be necessary? Cuz ive noticed if I play some music or a video that the percentage goes up, but even after closing down the app, it doesnt go back down to the previous level. Running TF3D im usually in the 35-50 range.
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:27 AM
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Re: Really newbie WinMo Question

It is fine don't worry about it. Plenty of memory. If you would prefer to stare at that number and be concerned, switch to a Mogul.
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It is fine don't worry about it. Plenty of memory. If you would prefer to stare at that number and be concerned, switch to a Mogul.
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Re: Really newbie WinMo Question

yea, it's just the percentage of the RAM your currently using. So I guess if it's a higher number, that means your running more intense programs, which in effect would lower your battery life.

So yea, a lower number would, in effect, mean better battery life, mostly.
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Old 11-11-2008, 12:12 PM
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ive noticed if I play some music or a video that the percentage goes up, but even after closing down the app, it doesnt go back down to the previous level. Running TF3D im usually in the 35-50 range.
That's a Microsoft issue Do the same thing on a PC. Open task manager and check your memory usage. Open Word, Excel, whatever then close them all. You'll notice that it doesn't release all the memory back.
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Ok, Im prettynew to Windows Mobile and Im loving it so far. Quick question, on the status bar, next to the battery indicator there is the application switcher/closer icon with the dropdown arrow. When you press that, theres a pictue of a chip with a percentage next to it. What exactly is that percentage indicating? Do higher/lower percentages take a toll on battery life and general performance? Ivetried searching for this but have come up empty. Any answers would be great!

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On a fresh boot mine is around 34%-38%. The TouchPro has plenty of memory so even if it was at 70% it wouldnt be a big deal. If you are concerned with it try this app.

http://www.oxios.com/memory/

It releases memory pretty well if you really need it.

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Re: Really newbie WinMo Question

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It is fine don't worry about it. Plenty of memory. If you would prefer to stare at that number and be concerned, switch to a Mogul.
LMAO! After reading your post I realized I haven't looked at that number since I kicked my mogul to the curb.
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