Battery question?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Dazed24, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. Dazed24 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    #1
    I have a Macbook from Jun 08.

    Here are my specs...

    [​IMG]

    I downloaded Battery Health Monitor, and it says my Battery health is low, should i be concerned and ready to buy a new battery?

    [​IMG]


    Then i got Coconut Battery and here are the specs:

    [​IMG]

    I used to always keep my Macbook on charge, until i read that you shouldn;t do that... do i need a new battery?
     
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

    ergdegdeg

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2007
    #2
    Why do you think that your battery's health is low? It still has 95% of its original capacity.
     
  3. Dazed24 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    #3
    Because the Battery health Monitor shows red percentage of the battery heatlh, sorry im not too good on technology...


    Will this Macbook (mid 2008) run the 64bit SL?
     
  4. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    #4
    You've got almost 400 cycles on that thing. It's crap (or close to it).
     
  5. testcard macrumors 68020

    testcard

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2009
    Location:
    Middle England
  6. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2006
    Location:
    dallas, texas
  7. Dazed24 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
  8. caribiner23 macrumors regular

    caribiner23

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2005
    Location:
    Chicago
    #8

    No. The battery has 95% of its original capacity remaining.

    Put the tools aside and answer this question: are you having a problem? When you run the computer on the battery do you get a short amount of runtime out of it before it dies?

    If you only get 30-45 minutes on the battery, you may want to start pricing replacements. If you don't have a problem with it, you don't have a problem.
     
  9. monkey86 macrumors 6502

    monkey86

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2008
    Location:
    London
    #9
    coconut battery = great app, your battery according to these means it is fine :)
     
  10. Dazed24 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    #10


    I get 60-75 minutes.


    Will my comp run on SL 64 bit?
     
  11. caribiner23 macrumors regular

    caribiner23

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2005
    Location:
    Chicago
    #11
    You do not need a new battery yet.

    As in "Second Life 64 bit?" I don't know. I would suggest checking the System Requirements page on Second Life's web site.

    Good luck!
     
  12. m1ss1ontomars macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    #12
    Snow Leopard.

    EDIT: The amount of time your computer lasts is irrelevant if your capacity is near original capacity, because buying a new battery won't get you any more run time than you already have.
     
  13. caribiner23 macrumors regular

    caribiner23

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2005
    Location:
    Chicago
    #13
    Ahh, Snow Leopard. Sorry, I saw "SL" and came up with about a dozen things that could have stood for.

    My point in all this is that if the user isn't experiencing a problem, there usually isn't a problem.
     
  14. KielderWolf macrumors regular

    KielderWolf

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009
    Location:
    Northeast England
    #14
    You have a Core 2 Duo. As far as I know with processors (not my strong point) the Core 2 Duo family are all 64-bit processors. You also have sufficient RAM and hard drive space, before you ask. Yes, you will be able to run Snow Leopard in 64-bit mode, and it'll work well. You will not, however, feel the benefit of Grand Central as you do NOT have a quad-core machine.

    Sorry to put that last bit in a tad curtly but the number of times I have had to answer the question "is a Core 2 Duo a quad-core because its 2 Duo's?" at university has really started getting on my nerves.
     
  15. Kat King123 macrumors regular

    Kat King123

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    #15
    ofc he will still experience the effects of grand central its still more than one core which is what grand central was built for :rolleyes:
     
  16. KielderWolf macrumors regular

    KielderWolf

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009
    Location:
    Northeast England
    #16
    Ah the way I read into it I thought it was for multiple cores as in quad-core and upwards. My bad.
     
  17. hiohokaybye macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
  18. andyhargreaves macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2007
    #18
  19. Dazed24 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    #19
    Whats this Grand Central on SL you guys are talking about?
     
  20. KielderWolf macrumors regular

    KielderWolf

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009
    Location:
    Northeast England
    #20
    That is bloody impressive! Some good battery management went into that 88%!

    Grand Central is the heart of the Snow Leopard upgrade. Leopard brought us a gazillion and eight updates to the OS, and Snow Leopard is trimming down the coding to an entirely Intel system optimised for multiple processors. Grand Central is the name of the system that controls and regulates different app's usage of different processor cores.

    I was wrongly under the impression that GC would only work on Quad- and Eight-core Macs but apparently it will be active on Core 2 Duo as well which should mean you'll see a performance boost from anything you run.

    Wolf ∑:•p
     

Share This Page