iOS 4.0 Question about virtual memory?

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  1. iRa1n

    iRa1n Banned

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    Do VM mods actually give you more memory? or do they just trick sbsettings to show more ram? because ive gone from about 30mb free average to about 55 free, but i havent actually noticed much speed change at all
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    yes they deffinately give you more RAM, but at the same time ruins your iDevice lol so it whatever you prefer
  3. shamrock

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    dont use VM's, they screw your ipod over hella bad... it doesnt speed your ipod, but increases ram. this is completely useless... multitasking works fine without extra RAM. basically, all VM mods do is screw up your ipod. (in my opinion)
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    Don't listen to these people. A vm won't ruin your iPod in the short term. Maybe it'll reduce your iPod to like 5 years but most proper will have a new model by then.
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    A VM mod (actually called Swap Files, not VM since VM is implemented into the kernel whether you like it or not) is for those apps that need an excess amount of RAM... (Safari with multiple tabs) Kind of a way to force all apps to save information to storage whenever they exit.

    In reality, having more RAM never had anything to do with your performance. Even having only 1MB free left can still keep your device running smoothly. The device will only benefit from either faster CPU, or faster RAM, or both, which is the case with iPod 2G to 3G.

    I hope that's easy enough?
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    how is this useless. its useful for me because i was stuck at around 20mb of ram (making everything slow and laggy and apps crashing like crazy) and now get 60-80mb. sounds useful to me because my apps don't crash as much anymore.
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    If you want to use a guide/tutorial for getting virtual memory check this link out.

    Virtual Memory doesn't harm your device for a short-term.Still a 8 year life period from what I hear.

    http://www.ifans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=303980
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    Not trying to be mean but that's highly stupid.

    If your iPod is on 1MB it will crash or have very many issues.

    Having low ram will jack up your iPod/iPhone up.

    Having high ram will keep it stable and have less crashes as before.
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    ok you guys are right... vm's are useful, but not within the 15 minutes i used mine (and uninstalled immediately)

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