Thanks for all the advise. I got rid of advanced task killer but it seems the same. I downloaded the app and nothing was hogging CPU so it makes me think that it's the CPU speed on standby that's killing it. I've already calibrated the battery with no success. I switched to chevy's ulv 1.2GHz on the smartass governor. The phone's always warm so I think it's idling at a high CPU speed. Could the battery life have anything to do with the ROM? Would reinstalling the ROM help?