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dfeigenbaum1
May 2, 2011, 08:29 AM
Is there a app to test battery, or hardware test, I only get 3 hours:mad:



miles01110
May 2, 2011, 08:32 AM
What would a battery utility tell you? Time remaining is highly dependent on usage. That should be completely obvious.

dfeigenbaum1
May 2, 2011, 08:35 AM
Brightness on 2, only running safari and mail, nothing else

simsaladimbamba
May 2, 2011, 08:42 AM
Coconut Battery, System Profiler > Power and iStat Pro.
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This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
Apple Notebook Battery FAQ (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9875442&postcount=23) by GGJstudios (http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=186377)
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Also have a look at Activity Monitor (Applications / Utilities /) and select All Processes and sort by CPU to see what the culprit may be.

image below uses sorting by CPU as an example
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10644330/MR_Image_Hotlinks/MR_screenshots/MR_screenshots_03_2011/Acitivty_Monitor.png
Further reading:
Mac OS X: Reading system memory usage in Activity Monitor (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1342)
Making The Most of Activity Monitor (http://mac.appstorm.net/how-to/os-x/making-the-most-of-activity-monitor/)
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