battery not as fast with gaming??

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by seablue, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. seablue macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2007
    I've been playing games on facebook and I noticed that it is much slower when I'm running on the battery on my ibook and faster when plugged in to electricity. Could this be?? More hangups when on the battery alone. Does this mean I need a new battery or what?
  2. lamina macrumors 68000


    Mar 9, 2006
    From Canada, living in Seoul
    If I am correct, while running on battery power, your computer runs a bit slower in order to improve battery life. You don't need a new battery.
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I think both CPU and GPU slow down when on battery. This is what it's expected to do.
  4. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    If you go into your power saver settings menu you may have the option to change the battery settings from "longer life" to "higher performance."

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