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energy battery ACER

Postby LMDEant on Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:53 am

Hi everybody
I'm with LMDebianEdition from 1 month, I like it very much but i have some question. Why my battery not have long life even if I set cpufreq at powersave?
I have Acer with Intel Core i3 330M, Ati HD5470, 3GB DDR3, LMDE 64Bit. I should have 2hours and 15minutes but nothing...finish fast....
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Re: energy battery ACER

Postby Silent Warrior on Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:40 am

When you open the battery-monitor, how does the capacity look? Depending on how long you've been using the laptop, the battery may have deteriorated a bit - it took the original battery in my laptop just about one year to go from 100% capacity to 40-something %.
It could also matter what resolution you're using, if you're running Compiz, watching DVDs, playing CDs, peripherals, using wireless connection, etc.
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Re: energy battery ACER

Postby LMDEant on Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:07 am

ok thank you. but i have dual boot, windows7 and LMDE, if was battery deteriorament then also in windows i should see less time, but is different,in windows is more.
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Re: energy battery ACER

Postby jam666 on Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:43 am

LMDEant wrote:I have Acer with Intel Core i3 330M, Ati HD5470, 3GB DDR3, LMDE 64Bit. I should have 2hours and 15minutes but nothing...finish fast....


Which drivers you're using for ATI card? I've got Acer Timeline with Intel/Mobility Radeon HD 4330 graphics and before I figured out how to configure VGA Switcheroo i had to install Ati Catalyst drivers, before that internal fan was going crazy and my battery time was down from 6.5 hours to around 3 hours.
Acer Aspire 4810TZG running LMDE 64bit
Asus P5G41C-M LX, Intel Dual-Core E5300, 2gb DDR3 running Debian Squeeze 6.0 64bit
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Re: energy battery ACER

Postby LMDEant on Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:39 am

hi, I installed Ati Catalyst and all tht they need. I "listen" tht LMDE like turn off disk often...but why battery finish soon?
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