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1answer
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Close programs when on battery

Is there a Windows application or a script that kills programs when my laptop in not plugged in (and preferably relaunches them when charging)? I have a few background applications that use too much ...
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2answers
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Do ULV Core i5 CPUs consume same power as i7 CPUs if they use same TDP?

Title says it all really: If you have a Core i5 CPU and its TDP is 17W and there is a Core i7 CPU which also has TDP 17W, will they consume the same battery power even though one runs faster? I am ...
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Can a faulty battery cause my laptop to shutdown even on AC line? (battery installed AND plugged in together)

until recently I experience something rather annoying (and troublesome) with my laptop: it spontaneously shuts down itself without any warning, and restart right after that. No blue screen, no hanging ...
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1answer
720 views

Is there anything to do with a dying li-ion battery when it's nearing its end of life?

Should I keep it in the fridge? Should I constantly discharge and recharge? Should I keep my hopes up or should I buy a new battery?
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2answers
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How to maximize notebook battery longevity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some good practices for making sure my laptop battery serves its full life? The battery on my ThinkPad T410 only lasted for one year. Now, when "fully ...
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1answer
696 views

Should I turn off my Bluetooth mouse at night?

Should I (in order to preserve battery life) turn off the Bluetooth mouse at night? Or does it not consume any significant amount of power when it is not being kicked around anyway? Or maybe goes to ...
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8answers
833 views

What are some good practices for making sure my laptop battery serves its full life?

Basically, I'm looking for some do's and don'ts. Is it bad to keep my laptop plugged in when I'm not using it (majority of the time)? Is it bad to plug it in once I've finished using it (with it ...
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2answers
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How do I stop my laptop running Windows 7 from going into sleep mode when on a low battery?

I'm having problems with my battery so I'm trying to drain it completely inorder to re-calibrate it. Its been acting very strange. At time shows that I have only 29 mins left and the next moment it ...
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6answers
494 views

A list of 'best practices' for extending the life between charges of a notebook battery

I'd like to compile a list of best practices for getting the most out of a single charge of a typical notebook battery (be it Li-Ion or Li-Poly). Sources would be great as well. I've heard, for ...
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6answers
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Should laptops remain plugged in when their battery is 100% charged?

When your laptop's battery is 100% charged, should you leave it plugged in so any battery power doesn't get used, or will that cause overcharging, overheating, etc.? Should the laptop be unplugged ...