RAM upgrade

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by kretzy, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. kretzy macrumors 604

    kretzy

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    Hi guys,

    I just bought a 512 stick of ram for my PB (which already has 512) off eBay for only $75 AU :) I was just wondering if this will suck more of the battery and will i notice much of a difference with it installed?

    Thanks
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    While technically I assume it will use up more battery, I've never heard of it changing anyone's maximum time between charges. The biggest difference you'll notice is the extra system speed and the ability to have more apps open with no slow-down. :)

    Oh, and that's an awesome buy, well done.
     
  3. kretzy thread starter macrumors 604

    kretzy

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    Yeah I would assume it would use up more power too, but I haven't heard that is actually the case in terms of battery life. Yeah I was really stoked about the price I got it for. It's unused and Apple brand, the seller took it out of his PB before using it to upgrade to 2GB. I couldn't believe nobady outbid me!
     
  4. cardiac dave macrumors regular

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    I've read that it will use marginally more power during sleep mode as the ram needs to stay charged, but you probably won't notice the difference.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I'd say it uses marginally more RAM anytime it's not shut down since there's an extra chip to be powered.
     
  6. jamesW135 macrumors 6502a

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    The battery will not last the same amount of time but the time wont go down more than three minutes.
     
  7. punkbass25 macrumors member

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    i'm willing to bet for certain applications (web browsing comes to mind in particular) you would actually EXTENd your battery life. if your HD is spinning up all the time to write Page ins/outs then your wasting FAR more power on spinning up the drive then just having the extra chip in there.

    you should see no performance diffrence whatso ever.

    i raised my 'book to 1.5 gigs and i have seen absolutely no discenrable diffrence other then its a hell of a lot faster!
     

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