Save Battery Life On Laptop

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Coolio10, Apr 21, 2009.

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  1. Coolio10

    Coolio10 Registered Member

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    I am looking for a program that will save laptop battery life by turning off any unused services/devices. My laptop has lots of battery eating devices like wifi, bluetooth, drive. I already looked at battery doubler but it seems its incompatible with vista.
     
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    Turn the brightness down for a start.
     
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    Take the battery out and plug in the laptop. Only use the battery when you need to.
     
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    Biggest things you can do to help prolong the battery runtime of your laptop:

    *RAM...install more RAM, max out your RAM. The more RAM you have, the less virtual memory/swapfile your OS will have to use on your hard drive. Ever notice that a computer low on system memory is always beating the crap out of its hard drive? That's because it is forced to use virtual memory...the pagefile.sys. Heavy hard drive use eats up the battery. Using system RAM instead uses MUCH less battery.

    *Disable your wireless NIC when not using it. Although in reality if you're using a laptop most likely you're using the wireless..but there are times when you're just working on some document or project locally on it..and you don't need your wireless NIC. So turn it off

    *Bluetooth too.

    *Parasitic powered USB devices...some people love those little mice....but you can save some juice by using your touchpad or pointing device that's built onto your laptop.
     
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