Solved Power Consumption increase after Update 18.11

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  1. Rehling

    Rehling New Member

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    Hey Guys,

    I have noticed that previous to the 18.11 released updates (about 50 or so) my energy consumption displayed in ThrottleStop averaged to about 0.8-2 W during normal office use with CPU multiplier set to 8x.
    After updating, it does not go below 3.8 and averages about 4.5 W.
    Anybody else seen that?
    I thought it was unrelated to updating, reset my machine completely and it was back to below 2 W. After updating it is up again.
    This decreases battery life enormously.
    Suggestions?
     
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    It might be difficult for you to get an answer, except by a few that might have the ThrottleStop utility. The majority of us just use and enjoy the Surface without making a lot of measurements. I will Google ThrottleStop and see if I can download it and see what my figures look like to give you something to compare your figures to. BTW, welcome to the forum.
     
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    By 18.11 do you mean November 18? I have heard anectdotally from other owners that the battery life has not been as good since some round of updates, I gathered it to be around that timeframe. I have only owned mine since December so can't comment other than to add the above and hope that things improve as I always want more battery life!
     
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    Thanks for your answers. I marked the issue as solved as I checked again if all updates were in place and in turns out, most failed for some reason. After running updates again, energy consumption is back to round about normal 1-2W in ThrottleStop, so only a little higher.
    The issue is solved for me :) Still, battery life is not that great with the sp3. Oh well
     
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    All my updates are in place. I have been on battery for about 75 minutes now, including a reboot about halfway through. I am sitting @ 70%. Before the 11/18 update I could get between 9-12 hours, now I struggle to get 4. What has possibly happened?
     

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