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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Boesky, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. Boesky macrumors 6502

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    #1
    These numbers seem a bit low.

    Battery:

    Health:100%
    Cycle: 2
    Charge: 85%

    I just got this MBP.

    Display is on dim.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Are you running on Best Battery Life as well?
     
  3. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Install iStat and tell us the CPU usage.

    Also, install Coconut Battery and tell us the health of your battery.
     
  4. Boesky thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    What's using all the CPU time?
     
  6. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Judging by the CPU usage, I'd say you are doing something fairly taxing, thereby draining your battery faster. In this case, I'd say the battery life appears normal.

    Mind telling what you are running?
     
  7. Boesky thread starter macrumors 6502

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    microsoft Auto update for MS Office for Mac
    Firefox

    And thats all I am aware that I am running. How do I see all of the open processes?S
     
  8. celticpride678

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    Activity Monitor
     
  9. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Updating programs are HUGE battery drains. You really should have your computer plugged in whenever you run an update.
     
  10. Boesky thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But at that point, it was downloading the update. Now I am actually installing the update.
     
  11. celticpride678

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    Downloading updates kill the CPU too.
     
  12. Aldaris macrumors 65816

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    Well since your running a pro- which graphics are you using?
     
  13. emt1 macrumors 65816

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  14. Boesky thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have the cheapest 15-inch, so only one graphics card here.
     
  15. Kelly Craig macrumors member

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    try "top" or "ps -ef"

    Ant the (long battery life) means screen brightness turned to a few clicks below full bright, fans on default, no network activity, and very little CPU usage....
     
  16. Boesky thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was still getting way more time yesterday. I fully charged and now im at 90% with 2 hours and 57 minutes left.
     
  17. Kelly Craig macrumors member

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    You can always take it into an AppleStore after making an appointment with the Concierge : http://www.apple.com/retail/geniusbar They can tell you that your MacBook Pro is fine and you can let them explain it all to you
     

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