Battery Problems in Win XP vs Mac OS X

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by farqueue, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. farqueue macrumors 6502

    farqueue

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    Jun 18, 2006
    #1
    Right. Here's my problem:

    Battery life (Fully charged, Max Brightness, WIFI on, Idle):

    In windows XP: 1 hr 25 min WTF?:mad:
    In Mac OS X: 2 hr 30 min :(

    Cycles: 146

    Ive made a full reset, battery calibration etc.

    This is before the battery update. Do you guys think that i should update?
     
  2. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

    aaron.lee2006

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    Ontario, Canada
    #2
    Those numbers are no surprise considering you have max brightness, airport on etc.

    Windows has horrible battery management so yeah that is normal under windows I would say.

    As for OSX I think the same thing. You have made 146 cycles so your capacity has probably lowered anyway. It is most likely normal. Lithium-ion batteries die over time completely.

    And yes do the update... They update for a reason mean you should do it!!!
     
  3. whateverandever macrumors 6502a

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    Baltimore
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    Windows does not have horrible battery management on non-mac laptops.
    Boot Camp drivers = </3
     

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