15" i5 MBP battery issues or just GPU switching

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rmlred, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. rmlred macrumors regular

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    One second my battery level will say 4:** remaining and the a minute or so later it will say 5:** remaining and then it will go back up to 7:**.
    This happens even when its fully charged or plugged in.
    What do you think it is? normal? Does your new MBP do the same thing?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It's because time remaining is calculated based on current usage.

    If you're watching a movie, time remaining will report lower.
    When you stop watching the movie, time remaining will increase.
     

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