Video encoding and battery health

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by bp1000, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. bp1000 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2011
    Ive been encoding quite a bit of video recently. The CPU is running at max capacity for hours on end with consistent temps of 95c

    Today I suddenly remembered batteries and heat don't go together. I check battery health and it's between 93-94% after just over 2 months.

    My MBA is the fastest computer I own, my old laptop takes nearly twice as long to encode but I don't want to prematurly shorten my MBA battery life.

    What do you think?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It is perfectly normal if your battery health (maximum capacity) is less than 100%. It will fluctuate both up and down over time. For further details, read the CHECKING STATUS AND HEALTH section of the following link.

    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:

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