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    I have not found this addressed on here so I'll post what I see and ask why this would happen:

    After a soft reset, I typically have about 10.8MB of free program memory. However, while I was looking at my free memory, I took out my 1GB SD card and voila!, my free program memory jumped to 13.2!!

    Have tested this a number of times over the last day or so and it's always the same, I lose about 1.4MB of program memory just by having my SD card installed.

    Was anyone aware of this issue before? Why would this happen?

    Thanks.
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    Interesting, I just tried it with my 4 gb card and I lose .8 mb of working memory by having it in.

    It probably takes memory to virtually address the card and keep it's directories actively linked, which is why you get less working memory with it inserted.
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    Its a consipiracy! When I do this with a 700p I have laying around my program memory actually goes UP by 3.4 megs!!! (just kidding.)
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    If you're trying to be funny, I just have this to say -

    Maybe rdstoll does have too much free time on his/her hands to notice this, and I could venture a guess why his uses more memory than mine (but I won't), but it does happen to an extent. And if yours doesn't do it, then just remember this is the MS OS forum not the PALM OS forum, so keep your mouth shut if it isn't useful. There is no "oh I'm a windows expert, so I know everything about wm5 though never used it".
    It is curious to know the real reason memory is used when a memory card is inserted, whether it is the reason I gave or something related to using a driver from storage, or whatever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccstooge
    It is curious to know the real reason memory is used when a memory card is inserted, whether it is the reason I gave or something related to using a driver from storage, or whatever.
    Sure, particularly when one's memory drops to 5.5MB whenever I bother to actually use my Treo's programs. Cripes, every ounce of memory helps, no? CC: I think you're right on your theory. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Debo
    Its a consipiracy! When I do this with a 700p I have laying around my program memory actually goes UP by 3.4 megs!!! (just kidding.)
    Please stay ontopic.
    Fooling around is fine in the right place and time, but in this thread people were discussing a serious issue..
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    hmm, interesting. That explains why some have an extra meg of ram more than I do. Guess I shouldn't leave my card in when I don't need it.
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    Would it have anything to do with programs being installed on your memory card? When you take the card out I would think the programs close....
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    Not for me, I don't put programs on the card. 63 (what's listed in device) megs of storage for installation is plenty, it's ram that could use more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToolkiT
    Please stay ontopic.
    Fooling around is fine in the right place and time, but in this thread people were discussing a serious issue..
    Save it.
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    Consider yourself reported Debo.
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    Thanks ccstooge. I appreciate your attention.

    It was abundantly clear in my one line missive that I was joking about the conspiracy, hence the words (just kidding) added at the end of my post. It was you sir/madame who attacked me as some palm person flapping their gums about one OS versus another OS.

    I'm a 700W user and absolutely interested in what appears to be a strange anomoly in memory usage, that is why I posted what I did. Do you not find it extremely odd that your program memory would dissappear just because you enter a storage card? Do you not find the humor in the thought that it may be a conspiracy?

    The moderator clearly understood that it was a joke (again, see the "just kidding" part of the post) yet still felt the need to exert his or her authority by admonishing me in public which I do not appreciate. I read 100's of posts on these boards that contain humor and 100's more that are flat out hijacked yet I get singled out? Please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccstooge
    Consider yourself reported Debo.

    Felt like elementary school for a sec.

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