Games eat up battery life (MBP) while using the power adapter?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by BigDaddy5, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. BigDaddy5 macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2006
    It seems like everytime I play any sort of graphically intense game on my MBP, it seems like I loose my battery power. I reboot into OS/X and I constantly have to recharge my battery. Is this normal: is the XP drawing more power then the A/C adapter can supply when I play some games?

    I haven't pulled out the battery when I play them yet, sort of because if I am drawing more power then I can supply with my power adapter, I want to make sure I'm giving it. But mostly because I'm bad about knocking out that magnetic power chord!
  2. CyberPrey macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2006
    IGH, MN

    Good question.. I am interested in hearing the answer to this as well, as I am debating getting a new MBP.. or trading my mac Pro in on one....
  3. cfttester macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2007
    It happens on my MBP too. When I’m playing Heroes Of Might & Magic V on OSX I’m losing the battery power.
  4. BigDaddy5 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2006
    Well I've never had the computer shut off due to lack of battery life while on A/C, and I haven't ever drained the battery while gaming (except when I've knocked the power chord out, only did that once). I've played some games for extended periods too (8+ hours), so it's not for lack of trying.

    I don't know if it's actually happening, XP draining battery life while on A/C, or if I'm knocking out the power chord too often. I don't think it's the second, but it's not every single time I reboot that I have to recharge, it just seems to happen quite often.

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