Mass Power Drain From SP2

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  1. samtoohey93

    samtoohey93 New Member

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    Hi All,

    Im new to the forum so I figure I would start out by picking your brains all a bit.

    I own an SP2 and I love it. It is my work pc and my home PC, i take it everywhere with me and I have come to rely on it very much so.

    although this morning, oddly enough when I switched it on at 8.30am, within an hour the power was down to 70%! and by 11am it was giving me warning 10% battery left messages (as I type this I am charging it up).

    Im hoping this is an isolated incident but in a 3 hour period with mediumish usage (wifi on, word document & excel open with chrome open with Mail & Outlook on standbuy). this is a normal load for me for a normal day and I tend to pull out from 8.30 I get about to 3 olock or 3.30pm to it until i need to charge which im very happy with.
    I did overcharge it last night but I rarely do over charge my SP2 and Im very careful with batteries.

    Am I being Paranoid or should I keep an eye on it??


    Sam
     
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    samtoohey93 New Member

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    I should also point out that my daily needs are used on the Balanced Power setting.

    Also the SP2 is a little hotter than normal as well so i think this could have something to do with it?
     
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    Can you repeat your situation without Chrome, use IE11 or Firefox. Chrome has a reputation of eating battery life like if it was nothing (that is what makes it so fast, it is very aggressive, and careless about power efficiency)
    That is what I am thinking. If it solved your problem great!, If not, then we obviously just ruled it out, and it is something else.
     
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    sounds like something is def working the processor, mine is cool to the touch doing normal stuff...games will warm it up for sure
     
  5. samtoohey93

    samtoohey93 New Member

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    I figured that much as well callihan. It's just weird it happens on my day to day. I ended up using it tonight and it's fine now so hopefully is an isolated incident. I'm gonna give ie a crack Tomorrow
     
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    If you notice this again, open task manager and check out what your consistent CPU usage is, and what is utilizing it. There is an issue with constant 30% CPU utilization by system/system interrupts that is being discussed on the forums here. No official resolution for it so far other than a restart temporarily fixing it.

    +1 for chrome eating battery life, especially if there is any flash on the open pages. As much as I like chrome on my desktops, starting to lean towards firefox for mobile needs.
     
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    Yea I use Chrome on my desktop. But I use Firefox and IE11 on my Surface Pro 2 (IE11 for touch, and Firefox when put into laptop)
     
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    Me too. Updated a few days ago (no idea what the update was but Microsoft anyway) and have had hot air which was unusual and very sudden battery drain, normally very good until now.
     

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