05-10-2011 02:11 PM
Hello to all.
Ibrahim here, posting first time on this amazing forum, where so many people with a common base interact and help each other. I am hoping some of you will give me some guidance too, and make my day.
I bought a used T60 2008 BG4 last year, (my first laptop), and fell in love. Upgraded the RAM to 3GB, the hard drive is now a 500 GB Western Digital Caviar Blue and I'm happily running Windows 7 Ultimate. All systems go, so good so far.
I have a six cell Panasonic battery (made in year 2006), with only 188 cycles on it and fairly good shape.Is that good? I get around 3 hours or more out of it on maximum power saving mode, and I have configured it to stop charging when it reaches 92%. (Power manager said it increases the life span of the battery, is that true?)
I don't use my DVD drive much, and I was wondering, is it a good idea to buy a new ThinkPad Battery 42 (Ultrabay Battery III)? I know it'll increase my battery time but by how much? I would be travelling by air soon and would love it if my laptop lasted a while longer. Also, and this is my main question, can I configure this Ultrabay battery as well to stop charging at 92% and start charging at 15-20%, or will it only charge or discharge completely each time? (From Power Manager software). and is it possible to switch between battery source (primary and ultra bay while working?
On a side note, I upgraded the ThinkVantage Power Manager to version 3.48, and everything works except the Dynamic Brightness Control under the Global Power Settings Tab. Every time I mark any of them, Power Manger restarts with the default settings for these. What's up with that?
I love my T60, bought it with my very first pay check, upgraded it and I'm proud of it. I am grateful to all those who take time out at this forum to help others, to post their findings, and share their knowledge. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Hopefully, I can get some answers to my queries. Peace.
05-12-2011 08:13 PM