Issues with Sleep and Battery Life

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by thenewguy, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. thenewguy macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2006
    Just wondering if this is normal...

    I installed Windows 7 and it works great except for two big things.

    1) whenever I close the computer (I have a new MBP) it doesn't really go into sleep. The computer continues to be 'on' even though the screen is dark (it was really hot when i took it out of my backpack the other day). In fact, even if i manually choose sleep, it doesn't seem to really follow through. It seems to stay 'awake' when i close the lid.

    2) The battery life when I'm in windows is much lower than in osx. In OSX I can get 3-ish hours depending on some variables. In Windows I get maybe 1.5.

    Anything I should know or things I should check?
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Unfortunately #2 is "normal" your battery life under OS X is probably using the integrated video card while using the discrete one only under Windows.

    #1 can happen for a variety of reasons, most often third party software that won't let the computer sleep. What programs do you have installed?


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