Is it possible for 4gb of RAM to affect battery performance?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sdao, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. Sdao macrumors 6502

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    Just wondering.

    Yesterday I upgraded from 2gb to 4gb. I ran memtest on it and everything is great. The RAM checks out. Its working very well, no problems whatsoever.

    I do notice that I'm not getting more than 3 hours of battery life on my MBP. My battery health is at 80% and I have 128 Cycles.

    Is that normal?
     
  2. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Yeah I believe that is normal. Keep in mind the processes you are running and screen brightness are factors in battery life as well.
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    More RAM = less hard disk thrashing for virtual memory
     
  4. Sdao thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Meaning?
     
  5. EdwardsNH macrumors member

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    Meaning you should get longer battery life if anything.
     
  6. sweetie81 macrumors regular

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    less power consumption? Think so. The hdd could probably take more power than the memory.
     

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