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Tips For Laptop battery maintenance

Postby angelinadavid » Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:31 pm

Use the notebook’s power management system
Cut down on programs running in the background
Turn down the display brightness
Close any unused applications
Keep operating temperature down
Remove any unused PC Cards or USB devices from your notebook
Disable Wireless LAN or Bluetooth network adapter when not in use
Increase system memory
Reduce unnecessary optical drive operation/activity
Avoid graphics intensive applications
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Re: Tips For Laptop battery maintenance

Postby hikaru » Sat Oct 11, 2008 7:51 pm

Nice collection of tips!

But it should be mentioned, that increasing the RAM is only reasonable if the OS would swap without it. Increasing the RAM without really needing the additional capacity slightly reduces the battery runtime (especially if a 2nd module has to be inserted) since the additional memory needs additional energy.
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