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Memory upgrade effects on battery

Message #1 - Posted 2005/05/12 - -oo0-GoldTrader-0oo-

Memory

After adding a gig to a one year old 15" al Powerbook, now using Tiger. It seems to run out of juice allot quicker and take longer to charge. Before it said about 2 hours to charge, in use it now can show more than 17 hours. Is this normal?

Message #2 - Posted 2005/05/13 - Timberwoof

Previously, "-oo0-GoldTrader-0oo- wrote:

Memory

After adding a gig to a one year old 15" al Powerbook,

How much memory did it have before? And then you added a gigabyte? Hmmm. You mean you upgraded it from some smaller amount to 1GB.

now using
Tiger. It seems to run out of juice allot quicker

("a lot quicker." "Allot" is a verb that means to divide into pieces for people.)

and take longer to
charge. Before it said about 2 hours to charge, in use it now can show more than 17 hours. Is this normal?

Two hours and 17 hours doing what? How discharged was the battery to start with?

When you have a full charge, how long does it last? What happens if you remove that added RAM -- does it go back to its old ways?

Extra RAM would use more current, but not enough to account for that much of a difference.

Timberwoof <me at timberwoof dot com> http://www.timberwoof.com If Macintosh is a luxury cruise ship,
then Linux is a freighter with wood paneling in the officers' quarters.

Message #3 - Posted 2005/05/13 - Steven de Mena

"Timberwoof" <timberwoof@stimpberawoofm.com> wrote in message news:timberwoof-CA1587.00463813052005@typhoon.sonic.net...

Previously, "-oo0-GoldTrader-0oo- wrote:

Memory

After adding a gig to a one year old 15" al Powerbook,

How much memory did it have before? And then you added a gigabyte? Hmmm. You
mean you upgraded it from some smaller amount to 1GB.

now using
Tiger. It seems to run out of juice allot quicker

("a lot quicker." "Allot" is a verb that means to divide into pieces for people.)

and take longer to
charge. Before it said about 2 hours to charge, in use it now can show more than 17 hours. Is this normal?

Two hours and 17 hours doing what? How discharged was the battery to start with?

When you have a full charge, how long does it last? What happens if you remove
that added RAM -- does it go back to its old ways?

Extra RAM would use more current, but not enough to account for that much of a
difference.

Not necessarily. If hard drive activity were decreased due to the additional RAM you can come out ahead.

Steve

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