Does RAM affect laptop battery life?

  1. Posts : 1,035
    Windows 10

    Does RAM affect laptop battery life?

    I have 8gb and considering upgrading to 16gb ram.

    I saw in this description, it reduces battery consumption by over 40%. I never heard of this. If anything, wouldn't more ram use more battery life of your battery?
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  2. Posts : 35,618
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    Perhaps the assumption is paging would be reduced - more would remain resident in RAM more of the time, so power demand is reduced. Seems a bit blasé.

    Some estimates suggest 3W per 8Gb RAM, but depends on how the RAM is used too.
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