RAM Cleaner

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Thetonyk123, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    Whats the best RAM freerer upper on the appstore?
     
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  3. bartzilla macrumors 6502a

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    None of them because "ram cleaners" are snake oil on any OS and apple should take a long hard look at themselves for allowing that sort of thing into what's supposed to be a properly curated collection of apps.
     
  4. Thetonyk123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I just downloaded memory booster hd and it does look like it frees up some ram.
     
  5. kumquat macrumors regular

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    Why do you say so? I use "Memory Restart" with Firefox and it works great.
     
  6. bartzilla, Nov 8, 2011
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    bartzilla macrumors 6502a

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    Well of course it looks like it does you some good. Just like snake oil salesmen sound like their tonic does you some good *sigh*.

    OK. So this "free RAM" thing is based, on the whole, on the very faulty premise that free memory is a good thing.

    It's not. A modern operating system manages its own memory very well thanks, and the system overall will run much faster by allowing stuff to remain cached in memory while the memory isn't needed for something else, then freeing what it needs when it needs it when more resources are required.

    "Free" memory is memory you wasted money buying.

    What can your ipad do with its "free memory" that your ipad couldn't already do by freeing its own memory in its own time using the memory management algorithms developed by experts on tuning Apple's iOS/OSX kernel? What does some random person know about tuning the iOS memory management system that Apple do not? And if it was that useful an idea, don't you think Apple would have found time to steal the idea for themselves by now?
     
  7. sammich macrumors 601

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    To add to bartzilla's post above:

    Freeing memory on iOS works by (taking educated guess here) the 'free memory' app requesting a very large amount of RAM. What happens here is that iOS then tries to free up as much RAM in any app that isn't running and then that app basically releases that memory it requested, leaving you with a bunch of free memory.

    But you know how else you can free memory...without buying apps and by looking at pretty charts? It's called opening the app you want and iOS free memory for you! Amazing. Using a free memory app basically kills multitasking apps, basically meaning you lose sleeping apps. Just be patient for a moment as memory is freed up when you load your game, it'll smooth out in about the same time as it took for you to open the free memory app.
     
  8. Thetonyk123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    yes but before games I like to run it. usually makes it less likely to crash
     

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