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Is Less Than 4 Hrs Out Of Hp Extended Life (12 Cell) Battery Normal?


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#1 cduval04

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 10:54 PM

Is a little less than 4 hrs out of an extended life (12 cell) battery from hp normal??
with a 17 inch monitor and just browsing the web with my wireless switch on? ive
read reviews and most people get at least 6 hrs out of this battery...and hp advertises
5-8 hrs here are my system specs. what specifically is draining my battery and can
i do anything about it?? (i have the screen brightness on low.) do i have a lot of
power hungry devices? let me know

System Information
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Time of this report: 8/9/2007, 22:41:21
Machine name: CARLIE-HP
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp.051011-1528)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP Pavilion dv6000 (RD167UA#ABA)
BIOS: PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.1
Processor: AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-56, MMX, 3DNow (2
CPUs), ~1.8GHz
Memory: 1022MB RAM
Page File: 584MB used, 1875MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode


Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce Go 7200
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_01D6&SUBSYS_30B7103C&REV_A1
Display Memory: 256.0 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 800 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Default Monitor
Monitor Max Res:
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.8619 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 1/1/1857 04:00:00, 3989504 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 1/1/1857 04:00:00, 3687552 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4296-11CF-2752-BD1000C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x01D6

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Posted 11 August 2007 - 06:30 AM

Does your system have power saving options that allow the components to reduce battery consumption. Usually these options are found in the Power applet in Control Panel.
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