My "dumb" battery questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TraceyS/FL, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    Dang, and I just had another one pop up!

    OK, got the new MBP. Charged it yesterday, had a migraine and couldn't play till 4am today (because i went to bed so dang early last night!).

    I just downloaded Coconut Battery.

    It says that my Current Capacity is 6844mAh, and the original capacity is 5500mAh. Um, ok - so i'm guessing it's not right?!?! I have been running on battery since 4am (6:20 right now),lost internet for about an hour of that - and it says that i have 45% left. I could very much live with this battery life if it stays :D

    THEN, the load cycles said 1. That jives. BUT, when i just clicked over it changed to 2???? I'm running on battery right now... so how could it jump?!

    Off to find the fan/temp thing you guys "rave" about now :D
     
  2. PkennethV macrumors 6502a

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    You must have a 17". The battery is 6500mAh for the 17" and 5500 for the 15".

    SMC Fan control is what you're looking for
     
  3. Stadsport macrumors regular

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    Sounds like that app is bogus. Why does it even matter, is it not holding a charge or something?
     
  4. TraceyS/FL thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ahhh, thanks - yup, 17"

    So it's still high for that one - but that makes me feel better. I just discovered that i can change it to 6500 too, cool!!

    See, and i'd forgotten about the fan thing - got sidetracked :D
     
  5. TraceyS/FL thread starter macrumors 68040

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    The app isn't bogus - reports the same info as Apple has on the System Profiler.

    It doesn't matter - it's just a geeky thing to check out. And, that meter is a more accurate way of knowing how much battery i have left as I learn a new computer.
     

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