GS65 Stealth battery drain under CPU/GPU load

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  1. bogdanp

    bogdanp Newbie

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    Hello,

    I have a strange problem with my new GS65(bought last week). It's the 2060 one with 180W adapter.
    When I'm playing games, it seems that the battery is slowly discharging(2-4%/hour). - leaving it aside the hot temperatures - managed to get a work-around after reading the topics - disabled cpu boost from windows.
    Last night, while powered off, it lost 4% of it's battery.
    I read many topics in this regard but none about the GS65.
    Do you experience the same problem(is this normal behavior)?
    I bought this laptop because of it's good battery considering this is a gaming laptop, as I do work related stuff on it also.
    Should i return the product?

    Thank you.
     
  2. Kevin@GenTechPC

    Kevin@GenTechPC Company Representative

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    Both are normal behaviors.
    1. Turbo boost using battery power to increase performance.
    2. System consumes power while it's off, not truly off.
     
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    bogdanp Newbie

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    Thank you for your reply.
    Just to clarify the situation, when I said that I managed to get a workaround, I meant for the hot temperatures, not the battery drain. It still happens witihout turbo boost.
     
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    senso Notebook Deity

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    Its the MSI Battery Boost, but almost all laptops do that, some battery drain under heavy load, doesn't matter the AC wattage..
     
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    bogdanp Newbie

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    Interesting, I had multiple laptops(either working/gaming ones) and neither of them had this "feature".
    I am wondering if this will affect the battery life in the long run?
     
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    Yes it would since there's tear and wear. If this is a concern you can open up the system and disconnect the battery (while it has 50% charge remaining).
    Otherwise, the battery typically can go through 500-1000 cycles with one-year warranty from the manufacturer.
     
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    sa7ina Notebook Consultant

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    Is it possible that battery drainage occurs only on windows?
    I'm using mine for deep learning under full load 30 hours at a time and never noticed any drainage.
    Always stays full when connected to the wall.
     
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    There's a mechanism used to detect certain workload and trigger the behavior so perhaps deep learning isn't supported.
     
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