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Default Re: Actual Battery Time? - 03-30-2009, 05:24 PM

Originally Posted by gQstatus05
BIOS is A05, v1.1 of DellEFI FInal
Works fine for me... you could try re-calibrating your battery:

Originally Posted by JeFurry
Originally Posted by moodlifter
A05 is making OSX report my battery life at 2:00 remaining when fully charged. Odd. :?
Ditto mine at first. One thing to try:

- Charge the battery fully
- Then let the battery run down until it's flat, and the machine goes to sleep on its own (but make sure you don't have anything important open, since it will be lost).
- Then recharge fully.

This process allows the battery to recalibrate, and my battery now shows the ~4 hours I've come to expect.

Note: I'm not 100% positive that it was the above process which caused the battery life report to recover, since I was doing it for other reasons, but it seems likely, as it definitely was wrong before and fine afterwards.

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Default Re: Actual Battery Time? - 03-30-2009, 07:05 PM

I ran the same test again last night, this time without the visualizer running, & got the same results: about 2:45 of actual time.

On the 1st test MenuMeters showed the processor at about 50% (it fluctuated up & down about 5%).
Without the visualizer it ran at about 20-25%.

On my old desktop Mac, a 400GHz Sawtooth, iTunes & the visualizer maxxed the processor out at 100%.
iTunes & the visualizer on my 2GHz Mac mini uses about 60% of the 2 cores.

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