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The 15 ways to extend your laptop's battery life

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Laptops tend to lose their charm quickly when you are constantly looking for the nearest exit outlet to charge up. How do you keep your battery going for as long as possible? Here are 15 easy ways to so.Hopefully would be a bit of help to you!

1. Defrag regularly – The faster hard drive does its work – low demand to be put in the hard drive and battery. Make your hard drive as effectively as possible to defragment regularly. (But not while on battery of course!) Mac OS X is better built to handle fragmentation so it may not be very applicable for Apple systems.

2. Dim your screen – Most laptops come with the ability to dim the display of your laptop. Some even come with ways to modify CPU and cooling performance. Cut to the lowest level you can tolerate to squeeze out some extra battery juice.

3. Cut down on programs running in background. Itunes, Desktop Search, etc. All these add to the burden of the CPU and reduce battery life. Turn off everything that is not crucial when you is on drums.

4. Cut down external devices – USB devices (including mouse) & WiFi drain your laptop battery. Remove or close them when not in use. It goes without saying that charging other devices (like the iPod) with your laptop when the battery in a safe way to clean quickly to the battery of your laptop.

5. Add more RAM – This will allow you to process more with the memory of his laptop has, rather than relying on virtual memory. Virtual memory results in hard disk usage, and is much less energy efficient. Note that the Adding more RAM will consume more energy, so this is more applicable if you need to run memory intensive programs which actually require heavy use of virtual memory.

6. Run from a hard drive instead of CD / DVD – As power consumption, records drives are, CD and DVD drives are worse. Even having one in the drive may be the energy consumption. They spin, taking power, even when? You are not actively being used. Always Where possible, try to run on virtual drives using programs like Alcohol 120% more than the optical.

7. Keep contacts clean battery clean: Clean the metal contacts of your battery every couple of months with a cloth moistened with alcohol. This prevents the transfer of power from more efficient battery.

8. Take care of your battery – Exercise the Battery. Do not leave a charged battery dormant for long periods of time. Once loaded, you should at least use the battery at least once every two or three weeks. Also, do not let a Li-On battery discharge through complete. (Discharing is only for older batteries with memory effect)

9. Hibernate not standby – Although placing a laptop in standby mode saves some power and can instantly resume where you left off, do not save anywhere as much power as the hibernate function does. Hibernation a PC actually save the state of your PC as it is, and completely sealed itself.

10. Keep operating temperature down – Your laptop operates more efficiently when it is cooler. Clean your air vents with a cloth or keyboard cleaner, or refer to some LapTopMag.com extra tips.

11. Configure and optimize your power options – Go to "Power Options" control panel Windows and configure it so as to optimize energy use (Battery Select the "maximum" for maximum effect).

12. Do not multitask – Do one thing at a time that is in the battery. Instead of working in a spreadsheet, letting your email client running in the background and listening to your latest set of MP3, set your mind to a unique. If you'll only drain the batteries before anything is accomplished!

13. Go easy on the PC demands – The more the demand for your PC. Passive activities like email and word processing consume much less energy the games or play a DVD. If you have a single battery charge – pick your priorities wisely.

14. Get yourself a laptop more efficiently – Laptops are getting more and more efficient in nature to the point that some manufacturers are talking about batteries all day. Picking up a new more efficient laptop to replace the aging one is usually a quick fix.

15. Prevent the Memory Effect – If you are using a very old laptop, you want to prevent the 'memory effect' – Keep the battery healthy by fully charging and then fully carrying out at least once every two or three weeks. Exceptions to the rule are the batteries Li-Ion (most laptops have) which do not suffer from memory effect.

About the Author

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