i7 512 Battery life

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  1. Donald

    Donald New Member

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    RE: SP3 i7 512:

    The unit went from 100% battery charge to auto-shutoff this afternoon in 1:10 or less (I found it off when I returned from a trip at lunch and it showed 5% battery when I plugged it in and rebooted).

    When I left my desk: it was wi-fi connected. The only open program was IE. Screen was at 100%.

    The fan was running when I left (as it had not turned off since the machine was booted up this morning).

    Anyone else having these severe battery drain issues?

    (It is a great machine - but useless as without battery life).
     
  2. bluegrass

    bluegrass Well-Known Member

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    I would do some further testing before jumping to conclusions that it has a defect. Maybe play a long YouTube movie in recycle and check the battery indicator every hour.
     
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    I work with VS 2013 over 6h and the buttery is still good.
     
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    Something is making your cpu work harder than it should if your fan is constantly on.
     
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    Absolutely. My first suspect is a rogue process somewhere.
     

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