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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
May 13, 2005 3:21:18 AM

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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?
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
May 13, 2005 11:46:38 AM

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In article <1115965278.331080.28130@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com>,
"-oo0-GoldTrader-0oo-" <nomads_05@yahoo.com> 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.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
May 13, 2005 11:46:39 AM

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"Timberwoof" <timberwoof@stimpberawoofm.com> wrote in message
news:timberwoof-CA1587.00463813052005@typhoon.sonic.net...
> In article <1115965278.331080.28130@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com>,
> "-oo0-GoldTrader-0oo-" <nomads_05@yahoo.com> 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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