Macbook Pro sure runs slow on battery

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jjahshik32, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Just doing my normal multitasking on my 17" it runs fast while with the magsafe plugged in but on battery its pretty slow.

    But then I am transferring a 100gb+ file while using 6 spaces with many apps running.
     
  2. Kat King123 macrumors regular

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    ha i wonder why?.....its because it underclocks the cpu to sav power just lik any other laptop:eek:
     
  3. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thats what I figured. I just unplugged the magsafe just to drain my battery for the first time and while running 6 spaces with transferring 100gb+ files and running many apps, actually running on battery power I consider it pretty darn fast. :D
     
  4. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    I presume it doesn't underclock it much? Such as 200Mhz? (Glad I bought a 2.66 then :O. )
     

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