Laptop Battery Life Review
Laptop Battery Life Review
Laptop battery life is one of the biggest problems users face. Most laptops lose their battery quickly, especially when you need them the most. It can be frustrating to get a new computer and find that in just a few months, the time that you can use your laptop dwindles from two hours to an hour or less. So, how do you keep your battery work for a good long time?
Lin-on batteries are the most popular laptop battery because they don’t need to be fully run down before recharging. Lin-on batteries usually weigh less than NiMH batteries too, which is important in today’s ultraslim laptop market. Since they use the newest technology available, Lin-on batteries usually cost more than NiMH batteries even through they might have the same capacity.
Here are 10 easy tips to help you extend your battery life.
1. Defrag On A Regular Basis
Speed up your hard drive by de-fragmenting it on a regular basis (while it is not charging of course). The faster your hard drive works, the less stress you will put on the hard drive and your Lenovo 3000 n100 Battery.
2. Dim Your Screen
Having the screen level at the minimum will help you save battery life. Keep the screen dim and. Some laptops have options to modify CPU and cooling performance, take them to the lowest level maximize battery performance.
3. Cut Down The Number Of Programs Running In The Background.
This includes itunes, desktop search, and other applications running in the background. These programs contribute to the CPU load and reduce battery life.
4. Cut Down External Devices
All external devices, including USB devices (e.g your mouse) & WiFi eat up your laptop
battery fast. It is better to remove them, or shut them down when not in use.
5. Increase Your RAM
By increasing the RAM, you will be able to do more with the memory your laptop has, rather than relying on virtual memory. Virtual memory uses up hard drive, and is much less power efficient. However, adding more RAM will lead to further energy consumption, so do this only if you need to run memory intensive programs which actually require heavy usage of virtual memory.
6. Run Programs From Hard Drive Rather Than CD/DVD
CD and DVD drives are even worse than hard drives. They spin, eating up power, even when they’re not actively being used.
7. Keep The Battery Contacts Clean
Clean up your battery’s metal contacts after every two months with a cloth moistened with rubbing alcohol. This helps to transfer power from your battery more efficiently.
8. Take Care Of Your Battery
Use your Dell latitude d505 Battery with care. Do not leave the charged battery unattended for long periods of time. Once charged, you should use the battery at least once in every two to three weeks. Moreover, never leave a Li-On battery completely discharged. Discharging is effective only for older batteries with memory effects.
9. Hibernate Instead of Standby
Although standby mode saves some power and you can instantly start off work from where you left, but it doesn’t save as much as the hibernate function.
10. Set Up And Optimize Your Power Options
Go to the ‘Power Options’ in the windows control panel and set the power usage to
optimized. You can select the ‘max battery’ for maximum effect.
PS:The battery backup also depends up on the type of battery you are using. A 12 cell battery will give you more backup than a 8 cell FUJITSU amilo pro v2010 battery.
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