Does adding Ram affect battery life?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by WillMak, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. WillMak macrumors 6502a

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  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Not in any real-world way. It'll technically use more RAM in one sense, but may prevent unnecessary hard drive access, thereby using less power. :)
     
  3. WillMak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    cause I'm only getting about 4 hours of battery life with wireless on for my macbook. Is that normal? I ask because apple advertised the ibook's battery life at 4 hours with wireless on, but I always got around 5 with my old ibook that had 1.5 GB of Ram in it.
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    MacBook != iBook
    I don't think you can draw the comparison. 4 hours is good. Embrace the 4 hours.
     
  5. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    haha.. that's what i was going to say. 4 hours with wireless = excellent!
     
  6. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Yes, increasing the number of modules or size of them will have an impact on batterylife.

    It should be in the magnitude of 10-15 minutes.
     

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