15" MBP -> Graphics - Better battery life or performance option.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by copperz, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. copperz macrumors member

    copperz

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    So when you go to System prefs, then energy saver, Graphics - Better battery life or performance option.

    What am I turning off when i select "better battery life'?
    I had it on performance and the computer ran for 2 hrs on battery and would warm up to 160 F.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    Do you have only 9400M or 9400M and 9600M GT? I think better battery option turns off the 9600M GT. If you're not gaming or doing hard video editing, choose better battery
     
  3. copperz thread starter macrumors member

    copperz

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    9400M And it says 9600m GT.

    Yeam im not gaming or editing video. So i turn on the 9400M with better battery.

    But if i choose high perfromance it turns on the 9600m GT?

    Is that all it does?
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Yes
     
  5. copperz thread starter macrumors member

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    Is there anything else i can do to save battery life besides turn of wifi, bluetooth, and screen brightness?
     
  6. Makaveli6103 macrumors 6502

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    Eliminate any unnecessary processes and programs.
     
  7. kolax macrumors G3

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    Run it off the power adapter.
     
  8. carlosbutler macrumors 6502a

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    You should be better of with the 9400M, although for some reason I am getting better battery life out of the 9600M GT. Although the estimated battery thing is a bit **** imo it keeps changing rapidly from 5h to 3h to 4h etc
     
  9. NikFinn macrumors 6502a

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    He speaks the truth. :rolleyes:
     

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