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Mongeymongey
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Location: Egypt
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Lenovo z580 battery

I just bought Lenovo Z580 i5 version that come with a Nivida card about 5 days ago and the battery is about an hour an a half,  when I first used it, it gave me conflicting battery indicators so it give for example 50% 1 hour and then if I check afterward it gives me a higher number like 2 hours or so. 

 

the problem is now at a full charge and just internet usage it gives me 1 and half hour

 

my question is such battery life normal it's much lower than advertised not even 2 or 3 hours

Tinderbox_UK
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Message 2 of 9

Re: Lenovo z580 battery

Do not game on battery, it will kill it, for internet browsing you should get 3-4hrs , have you checked your battery wear or done a battery calibrate.

Check the wear with the program below.

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

John.
Win7 Lenovo Ideapad Z580 i5-3210m HD4000 Win7 x64 8gb 1600MHz Samsung 830 256GB SSD
Mongeymongey
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Re: Lenovo z580 battery

so if I did gaming on the battery I should get it out or play while plugging it in the electricty?
what about programs like photoshop or illustrator, should I do the same thing?

I didn't do calibration what's Calibration

Battery.jpg

Tinderbox_UK
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Re: Lenovo z580 battery

You battery looks OK,  66-67c on your cpu, that`s not an idle temp right? my z580 idles at about 35c , you might want to run taskmanger and see if any apps are using too much of your cpu as that will shorten your runtime.

 

John

Win7 Lenovo Ideapad Z580 i5-3210m HD4000 Win7 x64 8gb 1600MHz Samsung 830 256GB SSD
Mongeymongey
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Re: Lenovo z580 battery

the highest thing is Firefox about 300 mgb, the strangest thing just happened now  the battery now shows 50% at 2 hours and 46 min while about 5 mins back it showed around 1 hour left  I am confused Smiley FrustratedBattery1.jpg

Tinderbox_UK
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Re: Lenovo z580 battery

Try the free version of BatteryBar i have been using it for years, and it is a lot more accurate than the windows version.

 

Download links at bottom of page.

 

http://batterybarpro.com/

 

Or Battery Care

 

http://batterycare.net/en/index.html

 

Make a restore point before you install or remove anything.

 

John

Win7 Lenovo Ideapad Z580 i5-3210m HD4000 Win7 x64 8gb 1600MHz Samsung 830 256GB SSD
Mongeymongey
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Re: Lenovo z580 battery

well Batterybar shows the battery at most 2 hours, my question is that normal? I thought it would be 4 hours of battery in the least 3 or at least 3 hours. batterybar show it as 2 hours and W7 Indicator still gives its different indication.
Tinderbox_UK
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Re: Lenovo z580 battery

Battery bar is giving me an estimate of 3H34M and i have had it installed for a couple of weeks, that is just browsing the internet and a bit of video, this is on the balanced power setting on power saver and low brighness maybe 4H

 

John.

Win7 Lenovo Ideapad Z580 i5-3210m HD4000 Win7 x64 8gb 1600MHz Samsung 830 256GB SSD
ferdin08
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Registered: ‎11-12-2012
Location: India
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Re: Lenovo z580 battery

Well Am on win8,I5,1GB Nvidia 630m,500GB HDD...

comparing to yours my temperatures are low..!!

Normaly my machine will give nealy 6 hours without wifi(only text mode or browsing with LAN)

with wifi on giving 3-4 hours..!

 

Play games while you connected to Power.nvidia uses optimus technology..!that will switch Intel 4000 and nvidia in the basis of availablity.Nvidia graphics cards consome more power !! So play high end games only when you connected to power.If you play high end games with power it dont use your Nvidia,it will use Intel 4000 itself Smiley Tongue

 

try this and say..!!

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