[sf-lug] will increasing RAM increase power draw during suspend-to-RAM?

Asheesh Laroia asheesh at asheesh.org
Thu Sep 4 14:39:42 PDT 2008

On Thu, 4 Sep 2008, Mark K. Zanfardino wrote:

> John,
> This is a very good question and it brought to mind the fact that my 
> laptop does not maintain it's battery life nearly as long as it had 
> prior to my adding an addition 1GB SODIMM to the existing 512MB base RAM 
> installed.  Prior to the expansion I could safely leave my laptop in 
> sleep mode for nearly 24 hours; now it doesn't last 12.  I haven't run 
> any conclusive tests to see how long it will last, but clearly there has 
> been a dramatic decrease.

I have kept my T43 with 2GB (two SODIMMs) asleep for more than two days. 
I don't think John has much to worry about, in all honesty.  The 
linux-thinkpad list may have more knowledge, though.

-- Asheesh.

But what can you do with it?  -- ubiquitous cry from Linux-user partner.
(Submitted by Andy Pearce, ajp at hpopd.pwd.hp.com)

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