Vista Battery life questions?

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  1. SRD

    SRD Notebook Virtuoso

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    I am thinking about installing Vista on a z35f. I have only used vista on my desktops. Is it true vista uses about 20 percent more battery life than XP with say CHC installed?
     
  2. Gautam

    Gautam election 2008 NBR Reviewer

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    I don't think it's 20% more battery life consumed. In the beginning, before a lot of bugs were worked out, Vista would eat batteries. They did some reworking, and now, without Aero, you should get approximately the same battery life as in XP.
     
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    gcrajan Notebook Enthusiast

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    According to some benchmarks ive found on other sites it shows vista as draining the battery a little bit more but definlty not 20%
     
  4. RogueMonk

    RogueMonk Notebook Deity

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    I'm finding 10% more than XP.
     
  5. SRD

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    but have you ever used CHC with XP with it underclocked?
     
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    lenardg Notebook Evangelist NBR Reviewer

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    I think when aero is off (by default when you use the battery saver profile in vista it turns aero off) it gets you the same values as XP.
     
  7. Insane

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    well when idling its about the same, maybe 10%. But I've noticed that when i use it 'normally' its more like 20-30% less. its VERY noticable!

    And Notebook hardware controller doesnt work under Vista YET.


    Insane
     
  8. SRD

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    Insane Are you disabling aero when on battery?
     
  9. ez2remember

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    I noticed there is much more HDD activity in Vista so that may explain a little bit more drain than XP.
     
  10. lenardg

    lenardg Notebook Evangelist NBR Reviewer

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    I am guessing that would be superfetch or the defragmentation which is scheduled to run every week. At first I found this to be very disturbing, Vista doing things automatically without me knowing anything about it :confused:
     
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