increase RAM = decrease battery life?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gonnabuyamac, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. gonnabuyamac macrumors 6502

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    I have a 2.2 C2D MBP with 2 gb of RAM. I'm considering upping it to 4 gb so that i can run parallels (vista business vm) and adobe cs3 at the same time without the computer slowing down to a crawl.

    how much impact would adding more ram have on my battery life?
     
  2. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Should increase it a bit, as you'll rely less on the hdd for paging.
     
  3. Lyshen macrumors 6502

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    Negligible, although actually its possible it may increase your battery life because your hard drive will be used less for virtual ram swapping.

    Less hard drive accessing, more battery life. :)

    edit:
    LoL what heatmiser said. Posted a moment later.
     
  4. gonnabuyamac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok, that's good to know. i was afraid i'd lose battery life.

    i just ordered 4 gb from kingston for $99.

    that's crazy, cause a year ago i spent like $125 on 1 gb
     

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