increase RAM = decrease battery life?

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

  1. gonnabuyamac macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2006
    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

    Dec 6, 2007
    Should increase it a bit, as you'll rely less on the hdd for paging.
  3. Lyshen macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2008
    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. :)

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

    Sep 26, 2006
    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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