Android 2.2 battery life problems?

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    I installed froyo on my MOTO droid. with red rum theme. I use overclock widget and overclock my droid to about 500 at most. sometimes 700 if i need too.

    but I notice my phone battery dies VEEERY quickly. what's the biggest probable cause for this?? i dont think froyo its self is causing it, nor the theme ?? im assuming it's the overclocking?? am i right? is there something i can do to save battery life?

    i looked for extended life batteries but they make the droid so big it'd be highly annoying to carry around. can somebody help me?

    edit: also with the new froyo i added the 'new radio fix'
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    My experience as well.....

    2.2 is not a very good daily driver unless you can stay plugged in.

    Thats why I don't use it anymore.

    I'll wait for some better builds.
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    I've had just about the same battery life. I'm running black ice with a 1k kernel and have no problems.

    Try a different setup?
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    speaking of kernel. could THAT be causing it? I saw a site with all these different kernels and just downloaded the top file. could i change my kernel to one that'd work perfectly for my droid, while being more energy efficient?
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    Battery life for me is pretty terrible as well. The current kernals out there heat my droid up extremely quick, too. BUT gotta keep up with the most current stuff so I'll have to deal with it for now.... debating whether to try BB..... so tired of flashing new roms but so addicted!
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    Yes kernels effect how it runs. If it's not made for the version and you got it to boot up somehow, you are lucky.

    I am using p3 1ghz kernel, I said chaos rom earlier, but it's just the theme actually.
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    my battery seems bout the same as 2.1. I am using bugless 2.2 no other kernals 800hz no themes.
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    I get around 13-18 hours with 2.2 with moderate use.
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    im actually having way better battery life than on new era
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    My battery life seems better with Bugless Beast for Froyo.

    With the first leaked Froyo, I would unplug my phone at 7 A.M. and it would be at 20% by 11P.M.

    Now it will only get down to 60% by 11P.M.; a dramatic increase in battery life.
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    Just unplugged my fully charged Motorola Droid running Froyo FRF57 38829 test-keys (themeless) and my battery life says 9 hours 25 minutes left. Clearly my battery has taken a hit which is too bad.
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    No battery life issues here. Running the second leak with the 1GHz kernel. No theme.
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    Using Bugless Beast V0.1 and P3Droid's 1Ghz kernel - battery life is the same as Android 2.1 - if not better. I notice it doesn't hit 80% as fast as it used to, even under heavy use. Still, can't wait for a full Android 2.2 rom.

    Before I got P3's 1Ghz kernel - the phone was hot and drained quick.
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    Anyone seeing the dreaded cell standby bug? I've been seeing that eat my battery up
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    edit:

    whoops, posted in the wrong thread
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    im using ultimate droid and my battery is only a little worse then it was with 2.1, still enough to get me thru a full day tho.
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    Embarrassing to admit, I used to have a terrible battery life until a friend pointed out that I was using a droid case with a magnetic flap closure (causing the DROID to go into multimedia mode). I recently converted to the Verizon case made exclusively for the DROID with velcro closure and now I get at least 3 days batter life where before it was only several hours.
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    Stock and ran all the different Kernels....

    In comparison to my current set-up (DarkEdge/2.1) I was experiencing higher temps (15 degree increase under load) and "severe" battery drain.

    I say severe because under my normal usage usage habits I was down to 60% battery in a couple hours.

    I keep a clean version of 2.2 to test kernels but to no avail.

    Some better builds should be floating around in a month or 2.
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    I'm on the second 2.2 build. Battery may be a little worse than it was with BBv1. I attribute that to two things.

    First, my Froyo is basically stock, with all the stock apps and apps that open themselves up in the the background. BB removed some of those apps and it also was more aggressive in shutting down resource-using backgroung apps.

    Second, JuiceDefender isn't working on my 2.2.

    For now I'm sticking with my current 2.2 build until the source comes and better, more stable ROMs are available. Can't wait for a better BBFroyo.
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