Do apps in memory use battery power when the lid is closed?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by DDustiNN, Mar 4, 2012.

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    DDustiNN

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    What I mean is...

    I often have Xcode and Eclipse open as I'm working on multiple projects simultaneously, along with Safari for research. Each of them use anywhere from 100-350 MB of RAM, roughly. CPU usage remains at 0-1 if I'm not actively working in them.

    Is there any benefit to closing the apps before I close my lid? I'd like to just keep everything open, as I love the quickness of just freely opening and closing my computer and instantly everything is there where I left it. But on the other hand, I would also like to get the most out of my stand-by battery life.

    Anyone have any thoughts or knowledge on this?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    It does not matter how much RAM is used by what application, it will not affect battery life during sleep, if more RAM is used than if less RAM were used.

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    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
    Apple Notebook Battery FAQ by GGJstudios
    The F.A.Q. includes the following topics:
    • BATTERY INFORMATION
    • BATTERY LIFE FROM A CHARGE
    • AC POWER
    • CALIBRATION
    • BATTERY LIFESPAN
    • CHECKING STATUS AND HEALTH
    • CHARGING
    • WHAT IS A CYCLE?
    • BATTERIES ARE NOT COVERED
    • BULGING OR SWELLING BATTERY


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    miles01110

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    It's not going to mean the difference between being able to plug your computer in or having it shut down due to zero charge, if that's what you're asking.
     

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