Battery Life is suddenly Dismal

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  1. Mr M5 macrumors regular

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    Over the past week or so, the battery only seems to last about 2 hours. Usually my computer can be used and not charged for days of on and off use or about 5 hours of actual use.

    I've not installed anything since this started and batter life reads as good. The computer does seem to run and reads higher than normal. Any suggestions as to what to look at that could cause this?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Have a look at Activity Monitor (Applications / Utilities /) and select All Processes and sort by CPU to see what the culprit may be.
    Also check the "System Memory" tab to see what your "Page ins:", "Page outs:" and "Swap used:" are.

    image below uses sorting by CPU as an example
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    Further reading:
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    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
    Apple Notebook Battery FAQ by GGJstudios
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  3. Mr M5 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The dock is registering at 99%

    Page ins read at 595.4 mb
    page outs read 212kb

    Does this help?

     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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  5. Mr M5 thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Check out the link. Parallels doesn't have to be running to have that problem.
     
  7. Mr M5 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Updating now, hopefully this will help.

    Thanks
     

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