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Windows 7: Battery advice

23 Aug 2014   #11
bertie11

Windows 8.1.1
 
 

Thanks for the responses. I already have the new battery fitted, it cost 25 which isn't bad (Samsung).

A UPS would far more expensive than a battery so I don't think that would be right for me, and it would take up more space.

From what I've learnt so far, I shall take the battery out when the disk temp gets high (or before it gets high), I have a temp icon in the systray so I can keep an eye on it. For light work I shall leave the battery in keep the discharge cycles low (assuming leaving it plugged in to the mains doesn't allow it to discharge.

In the past, I never took any notice of battery health but the original must have lasted nearly 3 years though.

This new battery only gives me 1hr 40 mins fully charged although I'm thinking that might improve as I'm only on the second discharge/charge.

Thanks for the input!


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