Macbook AC Adapter Only Software Workaround for Slow CPU

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by knemonic, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. knemonic macrumors 6502a

    Jan 14, 2009
    Hey all,

    Anyone know of a workaround for the decline in performance when only using the ac adapter on macbooks?

    I am using my macbook in my living room as a HTPC and I took the battery out cause it was getting fat, you know the bloated battery issue that plagues lithium ion batteries.

    Or is this a hardware limitation that cannot be avoided because software does not control the cpu performance?

  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I seem to remember reading that the issue is the power supply doesn't supply enough power without the battery to run the cpu at full speed.
  3. Pixellated macrumors 65816

    Apr 1, 2008
    Take the battery to an Apple store and they might replace it for free. out of warranty. They tend to when it is to do with an AC adapter or battery.

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