I thought I had a bad battery but...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sigmadog, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. sigmadog macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2009
    near Spokane, WA
    ... after checking Activity Monitor I discovered an unneeded (and nonresponsive) utility app (Adobe Application Manager from uninstalled Adobe apps) that was monopolizing 90+% of my CPU. I promptly deleted it. Now I'm charging the rMBP up and we'll see if battery life improves.

    I was experiencing dramatic power drain while just browsing, as in 10% reduction after just five minutes with no other programs running. in that time the bottom rear of the computer heated up dramatically too. I was beginning to wonder how anyone got any work done on these things when they only last an hour and a half. Coming from DesktopLand, I had no clue what to expect, but this power drain was insanely fast.

    I think I'll get a better idea what the average battery life is now that I've kicked that app out.
  2. christarp macrumors 6502


    Oct 29, 2013
    That would definitely do it. Hopefully your issues are resolved! I can usually get about 10-11 hours out of just using pages and safari every now and again which brightness on low. Doing things with heavy graphical or cpu requirements definitely affects it.

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