Less battery life in Lion?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by tbobmccoy, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. tbobmccoy macrumors 6502a

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    I've only got Safari up right now, and my battery life seems to be dropping drastically since I upgraded it. I'm slightly concerned. Does anyone seem to have this problem? Anyone have an idea what I can do to fix it? My Mac is the one in the profile ('09 MBP, 3.06ghz, 4gb RAM, 9600mGT (though the 9400m is on)).
     
  2. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Has spotlight finished indexing the volume?
     
  3. tbobmccoy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, even backed up my TM volume and unplugged it once it was finished. I think I'm getting a bit better of battery life now... but it still seems like I'm under what I used to be at with SL.
     
  4. Fabricman112 macrumors regular

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    I have the same MBP (only with 8GB Ram and 2 ssd:s) ... spotlight is disabled
    I´m also slightly concerned, doing the same stuff as before on SnowLeo my battery drained way too fast... :confused: maybe a new calibration is needed but this doesnt look good at all
     
  5. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    You should not see much of a change. Usage is about the same as in SL.
     
  6. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    How fast? I'm seeing the same.
     
  7. tbobmccoy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think I probably need a calibration after further investigation. It seems slightly less, but I think only time will tell if it actually is worse.
     
  8. Fabricman112 macrumors regular

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    dont know how fast... yet
    after the Lion-install I unplugged the charger, did some heavy usage 95-100% cpu for some time... :) didnt feel like a long time though, next time I looked at the battery icon it showed 77%...
    I´ll have to look into this later, maybe it´s just a feeling
     
  9. lazydesi macrumors 6502

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  10. Clutchseven macrumors newbie

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    I tried re-calibrating my 2010 MBP and I'm still seeing about an hour less battery life with lion then I got with SL.
     
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