MBP Battery Life?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mrbrightside623, May 30, 2009.

  1. mrbrightside623 macrumors regular

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    Hey all, I just wanted to ask how long does ya'lls battery life on your MBPs last when unplugged? I seem to only be getting about 2.5 hours when running smcFanControl with my fans set to 4500rpm. Could this be the reason for such a low battery life? Just wanna know your thoughts and how long ya'lls batteries last.

    -Tony
     
  2. bli625 macrumors 6502a

    bli625

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    Why do you need your fans at 4500 RPM?

    I have my fans set on the default and I can get about 4 hours on the 9400.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Your fan use will definitely be a drain

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  4. mrbrightside623 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The reason for me setting it to 4500rpm for normal use is because the bottom of my MBP get pretty warm on default fan settings and it irritates me >_<. I usually watch movies on my MBP so thats why I have a higher normal setting for my fans. I just don't like my MBP warm. I have it in a Speck hardshell case as well so it gets hotter due to the bottom being enclosed. Setting the fans at 4500rpm keeps my computer at about 42C or so.

    -Tony
     

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