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Gergo SzaboMBP 17 battery charge suck
by on Jan 14, 2011 at 1:34:26 pm

Hi,

I have a 1 month old 17" MacBook Pro i5. At the first thime it worked about 5-6 hours with Wifi and half brightness but know I realized that this time is reduced. Do you know any program what can show me were goes my charge from the battery?

Thanks

Gary


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Jeff GreenbergRe: MBP 17 battery charge suck
by on Jan 14, 2011 at 7:16:55 pm

Figure Screen brightness, fans and HD access are your biggest eaters of power (along with how busy your processor is.)

I don't know of anything that specifies how much is going where - but coconut battery will give you the health and some other statistics on your battery.

Best,

Jeff G


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Gergo SzaboRe: MBP 17 battery charge suck
by on Jan 15, 2011 at 12:08:30 pm

Well I think I figured It out. When I only watched TV the MBP switched to the NVIDIA 330M graphic card (I Don't know why). I have found a small program called gfxCardStatus wich can inform you about the video cards and you can choose manualy between them.

Thanks for the answer

Gary


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