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bob_stan
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Registered: ‎03-07-2010
Location: Barneveld, NY
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T410 battery

I have a new Thinkpad with the 9 cell battery and NVIDIA graphics. When just browsing the internet through a wireless connection with the power settings at maximum runtime, the battery meter only shows a maximum of 3:55 runtime.  Is this normal?  If so the reviews of battery life must be way off.

Navck
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Registered: ‎02-07-2010
Location: California
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Re: T410 battery

I'm getting 9 hours on the meter and practically 5 hours when I was encoding music after setting the i7-620m to full speed. I have the discrete graphics T410.

bob_stan
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Registered: ‎03-07-2010
Location: Barneveld, NY
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Re: T410 battery

I only have the i5 520 so I wonder what is draining the battery so fast.  It is not a matter of insufficient charge.  Once charged to about 95% it shows almost 94 watts, but it drops rapidly.  Are you using a wireless connection?

bob_stan
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Location: Barneveld, NY
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Re: T410 battery

Finally found the cause.  It was related to software I installed - O & O Defrag.  There is a setup option to not defrag while on battery power that I HAD NOT enabled.  Once I did that, battery life extended to between 6 and 7 hours for light activity.

tibxb0i
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Registered: ‎04-19-2010
Location: usa
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Re: T410 battery

I'm deciding between the T410 and T510, which do you think is better?

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