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Virtual Memory

(Topic created: 11-06-2021 11:43 AM)
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Can someone give me a more in depth explanation of how virtual RAM works? Does it apply at all times?

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user751201tmO21
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Virtual memory is dedicated drive storage that is used as a "swap space" where a device (PC or laptop or gaming console or phone) has limited memory resources (space).

Basically, as an application needs memory to operate, where a limited amount of memory exists, the operating system moves a portion of memory into the swap space (virtual memory areas on drive), then reallocates the memory space for the application that requires the memory.

This feature is most often used for devices that have a very limited amount of memory space.

I'm perplexed why Samsung decided to use virtual RAM for a high end device like the Ultra - there's no need for the V. RAM

Samsung originally designed virtual RAM for the mid-range phones like the A series

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boston503
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Basically it's using 4GB out of your 128GB internal storage
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So you could get more performance Your 12GB ram will be a 16GB ram for more better performance and a boost in apps
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But is this running at all time...? Or is the 4gb only being used while being in apps?
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user751201tmO21
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yes, it's "ON" all the time
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user751201tmO21
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Virtual memory is dedicated drive storage that is used as a "swap space" where a device (PC or laptop or gaming console or phone) has limited memory resources (space).

Basically, as an application needs memory to operate, where a limited amount of memory exists, the operating system moves a portion of memory into the swap space (virtual memory areas on drive), then reallocates the memory space for the application that requires the memory.

This feature is most often used for devices that have a very limited amount of memory space.

I'm perplexed why Samsung decided to use virtual RAM for a high end device like the Ultra - there's no need for the V. RAM

Samsung originally designed virtual RAM for the mid-range phones like the A series
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That you very much for the explanation. 🙂
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user751201tmO21
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... forgive me ... I ended up edited my post a couple of times because "auto-complete" decided to use other words than I intended ... I also added a closing sentence
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No problem bro, once more, thanks:)
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Hello @user751201tmO21  ,

Thank you for suggesting the solution. We appreciate your contribution to the Beta community.

Regards,
One UI Beta Team

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