[Guide] Improving Battery Life on Windows [+Enabling Deeper C States]

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by Che0063, Apr 14, 2018.

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What was your increase in battery life after following this guide?

  1. None (decreased)

    36.4%
  2. 20%

    9.1%
  3. 40%

    45.5%
  4. 50% +

    9.1%
  1. Che0063

    Che0063 Notebook Consultant

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    Nonono when your computer is FULLY IDLING (Doing absolutely nothing but on Windows Desktop) your C8 should be above 60-80%.

    When using Edge and having three tabs, that is fully to be expected and is 100% normal. If I remember correctly, you have the 6700HQ. That is not very efficient by today's standards and 10-14W is unfortuanetly what is to be expected when doing light tasks.
     
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    Mr.K-1994 Notebook Consultant

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    Mine is a i7-7700HQ.
    So will it make a difference?
    If on idle,the C8 isn't at 60-80%,what should I do?
    You didn't mention drivers but if they fail,what should I do?
     
  3. Che0063

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    If you have done everything in the guide but are still facing issues, I cannot help you without being physically in front of your computer. There are too many variables in laptops.

    If driver's fail, just re-install them.
     
  4. Mr.K-1994

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    Will you consider releasing this guide to the public,on Reddit perhaps?
    And also about the guide,you should have add an Basic section where things you can do that will immediately increase batter life like reducing the number of tasks,use the Power Saver profile+Battery Saver mode,reduce the screen brightness,etc....
     
  5. Che0063

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    I'm not sure. Do I really want to put it on Reddit, a place where some newbies try it and have no idea what they are doing? Disclaimers don't even work.

    I'm definitely not adding a Basic section. They exist all over the internet so I'm not even going to try to duplicate. Thx for the idea though.
     
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    Hello Che. My GS73VR just cannot go beyond package C3 states. After a fresh Windows installation it can only reach package C2. Following your tips it can reach C3. Is there anything else that could cause this issue? Thanks.
     
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    For some reason the last thread is stuck at 0.2. Any guesses on how to fix this?

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    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Does turning ON TS re-order the cpu cores? I think its an ordering issue or possibly a driver issue if its used on W10.
     
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    Has anyone with a MSI laptop managed to get deeper than C3?
     
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    it doesn't, that last thread is pegged at 0.2 for some reason
     
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