Macbook: Battery health/life/longevity

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

  1. trouts macrumors newbie

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    Feb 3, 2011
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    Hi!
    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

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    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
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