Effect of Gaming on Battery Health

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by deltaray, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. deltaray macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2010
    HI Guys, I've been wondering a lot if my gaming (Guild Wars 2) has an adverse effect on my 2013 13" Macbook Air. It's only been 25 weeks since I've bought this, and I'm down to 90-94% battery health. I usually plug it in when playing and rarely do I play for long hours. Also, I use a mini fan to cool my MBA while playing. Is this normal?

    Side question, from 96% last night I'm down to 92%. I think there's something wrong with my battery.:mad:

    MBA stats from coconutBattery:
    Age : 25 weeks
    Load cycles: 26
    Current Capacity: 6570/ 7150 mAh

    Thanks in advance!
  2. fedecape macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2011
    Miami, FL
    Bought my 2013 MBA when it came out last June, so it is almost a year old. My battery life is at 98%. When I know the MBA won't leave home, I usually use it on batteries until 50% of charge. Then I plug it and leave it there until I go to bed. Same thing next morning, If I'm not leaving and taking it with me of course.

    I think (not sure) the key is to use the battery a little bit everyday. And also, don't become a slave of your computer and the battery life drama. Use it and make it explode if necessary.

    Good luck

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