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Desktop PC, unplugged, hibernation, draining motherboard battery?

If I put my PC to hibernation and then unplug it, will it drain the motherboard battery? I've read a lot of posts, but this is one thing I haven't seen, because of laptop users. Does hibernation drain ...
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1answer
73 views

Laptop shuts off after disconnected from power. How can I fix this?

As the question says, whenever the laptop is disconnected/removed from the charger, it goes into hibernate mode and cannot be "woke up" until it's connected to the charger again. I've tried changing ...
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2answers
582 views

Windows 7 hibernates by itself

I have Windows 7 Pro 64-bit installed on a Lenovo Thinkpad X120e, and it is set up so that it will go into hibernation when the battery is too low. Sometimes, the computer hibernates by itself, and ...
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1answer
508 views

In Linux, why does my battery last only 4 hours instead of the usual 10?

I decided to switch from Windows 7 (10 hours of battery work, suspend/hibernate modes work great - Asus U36Jc) to some Linux. First there was Ubuntu 11.04 (with all current updates) – 4 hours ...
2
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1answer
510 views

Windows 7 low and critical battery levels cannot be set lower than 10%

How do I change the low and critical battery levels to below 10%? I understand that this is a reasonable limit for most portable computers, but what about those with large batteries? On my computer ...
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3answers
2k views

How does increasing RAM effect laptop battery life on standby?

Just a simple theoretical question: Does increasing the amount of physical RAM on a laptop affect the battery life while in standby? I always thought the only real difference between hibernate and ...
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6answers
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What is the impact of leaving a laptop in “sleep” mode (while on battery power)? [closed]

How much battery would leaving my laptop at "sleep" mode consume? is the consumption low enough so that it would be safe to leave the laptop sleeping at nights regularily and using it tommorow? ...