Macbook: Battery health/life/longevity

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by trouts, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. trouts macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2011
    I have a Macbook OS X: Snow Leopard I bought last year in approx. September, and I'm getting real paranoid.

    Right now its battery is at 50% and the monitor says that only 1 1/2 hour is remaining and that is really low isn't it?!

    Yeah, I'm paranoid.

    Plus, just an extra .. thing.
    Sometimes it gets real hot, which usually is solved if I reboot it...

    I'll try to reboot it now.
    And I thank you for any input and yes
    I am very paranoid!(I <3 my mac and I really want to keep it forever :p)
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    If the MacBook is hot, then the CPU is hot, if the CPU is hot, it is drawing a lot of power, if it draws a lot of power, than it means it has to calculate more, thus the CPU usage is higher.
    You can use iStat Pro to monitor your CPU, temperatures and battery.
    Have a look at Activity Monitor ( Applications / Utilities /) and select All Processes and sort by CPU to see what the culprit may be.

    image below uses sorting by CPU as an example

    Helpful Information for Any Mac User by GGJstudios

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