Folding Drains Your Battery

thegoldenmackid

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Hello,

So my two month old MacBook Pro has suddenly developed what seems to be a battery problem. Can someone check this to make sure of it's legitimacy, the Energy Saver Settings are set for better battery life. I had been getting 4-5 hours with tons of apps open doing Word Processing/Internet on medium screen settings. This is on the lowest screen setting, Adium, Safari, Mail (and Coconut) running.

Coconut Info Attached.

Thanks,

thegoldenmackid
 

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r.j.s

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Are you suddenly seeing a difference in battery life?

Coconut Battery has been known to report some funky numbers, are you on the latest version?
 

thegoldenmackid

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Are you suddenly seeing a difference in battery life?

Coconut Battery has been known to report some funky numbers, are you on the latest version?
While since that post, I'm down to 72%. I'm going to let this run down to zero to confirm the numbers, but given what I was experience this morning - the numbers seem accurate. This is definitely something new.

I just downloaded Coconut, and then checked that it is the latest. All battery meters (Coconut, iStat and Apple's default) are reporting the same numbers... 71%
 

r.j.s

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I see, you didn't state that you had just started running on battery ...

Yeah, something is wrong.
 

thegoldenmackid

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I see, you didn't state that you had just started running on battery ...

Yeah, something is wrong.
I feel like an idiot. Stupid folding clients. I thought that I had removed them from opening at start-up and then closed them, but no. Apparently when your CPU is running at 99% that drains the battery, who would have known. I must say that never in my time running them did I notice them drain the battery that quick.
 

r.j.s

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Mar 7, 2007
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Texas
I feel like an idiot. Stupid folding clients. I thought that I had removed them from opening at start-up and then closed them, but no. Apparently when your CPU is running at 99% that drains the battery, who would have known. I must say that never in my time running them did I notice them drain the battery that quick.
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