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Processor Throttling, Speeds and Battery life

Does throttling the CPU down give you more battery life? Does i3 give you more battery life over an i7? Just I've not had the options to really test this theory as it requires having the same laptops ...
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1answer
28 views

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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3answers
102 views

Fixing poor battery life on Windows laptop

I am a college student and I use my laptop in lectures to take notes or (in the event of a boring lecture) work on assignments for other classes. With only vim and a web browser open, I still only get ...
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1answer
85 views

How can I close/open several programs at once using one hotkey?

I have a lot of things runnning on my Thinkpad T530. Sometimes I'd like to maximise battery life by closing several programs at once. I'd like to be able to reopen them when needed (with or without an ...
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1answer
258 views

Measuring how much battery charge a process uses in Windows

As battery life in most laptops is naturally limited to a few hours, is there any way to know how much battery a process (i.e. Microsoft Word or GNS.exe) is using? Like process A is using this much ...
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3k views

Calibrating a battery

I have a laptop and I would like to know how to calibrate my battery.
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0answers
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Some questions on laptop battery [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: What is it that kills laptop batteries? Do newer laptop batteries still need to be drained before recharging? Is it better to use laptop on battery or on AC power? ...
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1answer
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Why doesn't my new laptop estimate how much longer it can run on battery power?

Why doesn't my HP Mini 210 netbook display an estimate of the amount of time it can run on battery power? My only previous laptop (an old Dell Latitude D600) could do this. I downgraded the HP from ...
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Vista Low Battery Life Notification Application

I am looking for a program that will minimize all open applications and display a pop-up box saying that the battery has reached a certain level or percentage... Has anybody heard of such an ...