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Increasing the battery life !

Discussion in 'Dell' started by PJ@y-Z, Jan 4, 2008.

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  1. PJ@y-Z

    PJ@y-Z Notebook Evangelist

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    How can i increase my laptop's battery life ? :confused:
    I just manage the services, startup programs and turn off the AERO.
     
  2. carldaru

    carldaru Notebook Consultant

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    On the Inspiron 1520, I know that turning off wireless if you don't need it as well as decreasing screen brightness helps A LOT (this should help on any laptop, but on 1520 it works very well).
     
  3. amurray

    amurray Newbie

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    If you left click the battery icon in your taskbar, you have three power plans to choose from: balanced, power saver, and high performance. The power saver option will give you the most battery life. There should also be a "Learn how to conserve power" link below those three options that might have some good tips for you.
     
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    vashts121 Notebook Evangelist

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    Undervolting helps greatly. If you have an Nvidia graphics card, underclocking really really helps, and so does turning PowerMizer on in the Nvidia Control Panel. Dimming your brightness maxmizes your battery too, as the screen is one of the main power hoggers. As noted above, turning wifi off if not in use helps.
     
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    funkmasterta Notebook Evangelist

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    there's a software out there i heard about but forgot the name. it's supposed to 2x your battery life. what it does is actively seek out unused hardware components and shut them off (ethernet, USB, dvdrom, etc)
     
  6. funkmasterta

    funkmasterta Notebook Evangelist

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    Where is that setting exactly? I'm having trouble locating it.
     
  7. PJ@y-Z

    PJ@y-Z Notebook Evangelist

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    me too :(
    but i think it's an integrated option like PureVideo HD :rolleyes:
     
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