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0answers
42 views

worth upgrading macbook pro 2.5 for 2.8GHz processor?

I've just bought a macbook pro 15 inch with 8GB RAM, 500GB ssd, and 2.5GHz quad core intel i7 processor. I am using it for Lightroom and I also intend to use it to do some video processing, probably ...
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3answers
4k views

How do I keep a MacBook battery charged to only 70%?

A chemist told me that a battery should be charged to and used between 30-70%, and its very bad for battery life to completely load or unload it. He uses a utility program that always keeps the ...
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1answer
199 views

Can you disable the GPU on a Macbook Air?

Can the graphics processing unit (GPU) be disabled on a 2011 Macbook Air as a means of increasing battery life?
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2answers
793 views

Battery management of a Macbook

I bought a Macbook Pro last week. I mostly use (and plan to use) it like a desktop with an external monitor. I use the system at least 15 hours a day. Now using the coconut battery application, I ...
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4answers
3k views

Fastest way to drain battery

I'm using Mac OS X 10.7.1 on a Macbook Core 2 Duo. What's the fastest way of draining the battery without crashing the system and preferable by using some sort of a script?
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3answers
301 views

MacBook has started shutting down when at 5% battery

This is new, just started this month: Usually it would last until 0%. For a few days it had been shutting off at around 4%. Last night it shut off at 5%... really hope tomorrow night it's not 6% and ...
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1answer
174 views

how to effectively use a laptop battery

Iam using Macbook for my all development needs, i find these days that my battery backup seem to drain very fast (from 5-6 hrs to 3 hrs) is there any effective way its battery so as to retain for ...
1
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1answer
2k views

Does the MacBook Pro backlit keyboard impact battery life?

Hey, quick question, I love the backlit keyboard feature on my MacBook Pro (13", just in case it matters) and tend to have it on half-way even when it's not that dark. However, I have no idea how much ...
1
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4answers
948 views

New Macbook Pro battery

What kind of batteries are used in the new Macbook Pro? Should the battery be periodically fully discharged? What are the best practices for this battery?
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1answer
333 views

Macbook Battery Charging Troubles

Problem: Occasionally, my macbook's battery will say it's charging and actually won't be. It stays at 0% for a long time. Other info: I thought it was my battery (laptop was 3 years old). Got a new ...
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3answers
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Macbook pro asks me to “Service Battery”

A couple of weeks ago I checked the battery and at that point in time (after 160 load cycles) it still had a capacity of 5000 mAh. Today, my 2006 macbook pro tells me via the battery menu to ...
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7answers
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Can I reduce the CPU speed of my MacBook when on battery?

I've got a MacBook with a Core 2 Duo CPU. I've got CoreDuoTemp installed which can show the current speed of the CPU. It appears to always show: Mini : 1.0 GHz Maxi : 2.0 GHz Current : 2.0 GHz I ...