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bheitman bheitman is offline
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Default 10v w/ 6 Cell battery life after OSX install - 08-27-2009, 06:58 PM

I am running OSX 10.5.7 on my 10v and it seems my battery is not lasting nearly as long as it did when I had Win7 on it. I was able to get an easy 5.5 hrs on Win7 now it is well under 5hrs, maybe closer to 4hrs.

Anybody else have similar issues? Any tips to maximize battery on 10v in OSX.

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Default 08-27-2009, 11:13 PM

By defalt the 10v isn't able to use processor speed stepping in OSx which means the processor is constantly chugging along at full speed and draining the battery faster than it would if it could clock itself down as it can under Windows. People are working on a vanalla solution using apple kexts, but currently the only option is to use voodoopower.kext. I've used it for awhile with no adverse affects.

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