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Windows 7: Battery Saving Tips

30 May 2013   #1
techtitan100

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Battery Saving Tips

Hey guys I need some tips on how I can prevent my battery from draining so quickly it only lasts about an hour and a half to 2 hours and I want it to last longer, like 3 hours I;m using a Lenovo IdeaPad N586, if this helps


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30 May 2013   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

First query my friend is how old is the battery cos you know Lithium ion's deteriorate from the day they are manufactured even if not used.

Second what power settings are you using?
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31 May 2013   #3
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there ... If you click on the Battery in the task bar you can adjust the screen brightness ..... Also click on more power options see what you can adjust there .... Having an Lenovo myself i know the battery does not last that long esp if you play a lot of games .... The more power you use the quicker it drains the battery.
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31 May 2013   #4
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

One of the most important factors for the life of a Lithium Battery is the number of cells it has. Belarc advisor may tell you how many cells you have but I expect it will be 6! That being so you are doing quite well to get 2 hours out of it. One of the power hungry things you can do is play lots of DVD's. The drive takes a lot of juice!
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31 May 2013   #5
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi Techtitan100, Have a look at this thread Stupid Stupid Laptop Battery in particular the post by Barman58 excellent info on preserving your battery
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31 May 2013   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Some good comments folks but we still don't know how old this battery is and age and charge states still determine how well a Lithium ion battery performs.

This is an excellent reference site .

Advantages & Limitations of the Lithium-ion Battery - Battery University
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