Originally Posted by Melodis
I'm assuming you're wanting 'proof' about having more RAM extending battery life.
Just google 'more ram extend battery life' and you'll see a ton of articles about it. It only makes sense. The biggest power hogs in your system, outside of the proc and vid card, are moving parts (hard drive and DVD Drive). So, if your notebook is having to access virtual memory less, or not at all, then you're going to extend battery life.
i understand the concept that you're saying dont get me wrong, less spinning of the hard drive more battery life
however, none of the top 5 websites that i googled showed proof or a % battery life gained
which leads me to believe that its not so much even measurable, and in reality doesnt mount to a hill of beans
now, im sure if you followed all what those 5 websites list (which they all list the same things) then yeah youll gain a higher % by cutting off virt memory
but understand, you're using NON ECC ram......so if an error happens when using memory and not virtual memory, your rig will BSOD, so its a risk some take, some dont......http://www.cs.duke.edu/~chase/cps110...he/tsld001.htm
weird slide show, but good info