Flash 10.2 on Macbook Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by littledude8209, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. littledude8209 macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2009
    So, I am so used to going to hulu and sitting on my bed and watching a few shows. normally, I have to make sure that my air is plugged in, because after one episode (I usually watch longer 45 minute shows, like house) or halfway through the second episode my battery would be dead or very near dead. also, I would lay my computer down on my bed, and it would block the bottom of the machine from venting air, so after a while of having it on fullscreen, the fans would start ROARING. I had sort of become accustomed to holding the air up so it was not on the bed, and watching it in the little window.

    so last night I updated to flash 10.2. to start off, my battery was at 46%. I had forgotten to plug it in, but didn't really feel like digging through my bag for the charger. this time I watched two full shows, in HD and fullscreen, and was on to my third when I realized what was going on. I closed fullscreen mode and saw that my battery (after two 45 minute shows, and one 25 minute show) was around 14%. I am impressed with this update. It seems to have made a HUGE improvement.

    those are just my thoughts about the new update to flash. I hadn't seen anybody mention anything about it yet.

    (this was all on a 13" Macbook Air late 2010, 2.13ghz, 256GB, 4GB RAM)
  2. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    great to know this, but actually i've been using the 10.2 beta and now i installed the latest release of flash and didn't notice any difference.

    btw i use coolbook too on my 11" Air, and the battery life has been great for me. i usually get 6-7 hours of daily usage before the battery is dead.
  3. gimmi80 macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2010
    Could you share more detail about this. I love my MBA 11 and I would love to get 6-7 hours.
  4. halledise macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2009
    Hamilton Island, Whitsundays, QLD Australia
    been using the 10.2 beta and now the final release - but with ClickToFlash and so battery usage is minimised.
  5. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    check out www.coolbook.se

    it's undervolting your cpu voltage, and i got it stable without any problems with the lowest voltage setting for all cpu clocks. u have to pay for it though, it's $10 and it's worth it.
  6. gimmi80, Feb 11, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2011

    gimmi80 macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2010
    Would you mind to share the settings you use, or are they CPU specific, therefore it doesn't make sense to share and I'll have to find my own?
  7. impulse462, Feb 11, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2011

    impulse462 macrumors 68000


    Jun 3, 2009
    Every CPU is different so youll have to find your own voltages. Kind of a pain in the ass.
  8. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    with the new macbook air, i didnt find out my settings. i just put all clocks to the lowest voltage i can use, but this is a 1.4ghz 11". if u have 1.6ghz, u might put a higher one level up from the lowest voltage u can use for the 1.6ghz setting and set the rest to the lowest voltage. im sure it will be stable because this new macbook air is not like the previous ones. it's so silent and cool.

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