05-29-2002, 10:11 PM #1
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- May 2002
Palm main memory vs. exapnded memory.
Before I purchased my Palm m505, I new that 8 MB of main memory will not be enoguh. I have now few 100 KB left after few months of use.
When I read about SD Flash Card (Ram) for Palm, I understood that it will expand the main memory to, say, 64 MB. So I thought that it will work same way you exapnd the RAM in your PC. But, when I tried it, I found that it is a completly different story on the Palm.
I found the following limitations:
1. Not all programs work properly from SD Card. Example is Office ToGo!. Try installing this app on SD Card, and you will see what I mean.
2. Some programs like PhotoSuite Mobile Album, support SD Card, but they will run much slower on SD Ram, they are dam slow there!
3. If the main memory is full, the operating system will not utilize the memory available on the SD Card. This means that the data of the basic applications like Address Book, will only use the main Plam memory!!!
4. Some applications will run from the SD Card, but if they have data, they will not see it unless it is in the main memory. Example is List Anything MobileDB from Handmark, for this application, the database must be in the main memory to be able to work with it. Usually the size of the applicaiton data is much more the the size of the application isself, so there is no point in putting this application on SD Card.
Any body knows how to overcome this limitaition? I understand that there are some programs for Palm called Hacks to something like that, which expands the functionality of the Palm OS.
I hope that there is such magic Hack program, so that I can better utilize the SD Ram.
Can any one help?
05-29-2002, 10:19 PM #2
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