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ldb
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Thinkpad X230 - Lower battery life after clean install

I've had my Thinkpad X230 for about a year and was able to get around 7-8 hrs of battery life. A month ago I had to do a clean install of the OS after talking to Lenovo Support over what seemed to have been a corruption in the file system. As soon as I did the clean install, the battery life dropped to about 3 hrs. 

 

I believe I have all the latest updates and drivers (did updates both through Windows Update and Updates and Drivers in Lenovo's ThinkVantage Tools).

 

I played around with the Power Manager settings but can't reproduce anything close to 7-8hrs of battery life. What am I doing wrong?

spaiduhz
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Re: Thinkpad X230 - Lower battery life after clean install

wee bit hard to tell with the information i have.

can you confirm that all devices are operational as per device manager?

for my case, my 7200 rpm hdd eats up battery like a monster. having turbo memory serving as a "cache" of sorts was able to increase the battery life to over 50 percent. nowhere near as amazing as your 8 hours, mind, but 4hrs to 6hrs is pretty dang good.

your x230, you may have a msata ssd serving as a cache instead. do check whether the thinkvantage system update installed intel rapid storage technology for you or not.
ldb
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Re: Thinkpad X230 - Lower battery life after clean install

All devices seem to be operational according to the device manager, and Intel Rapid Storage AHCI Driver for Windows 64bit is installed.

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Re: Thinkpad X230 - Lower battery life after clean install

Run these at the command prompt:

C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\ngen.exe executequeueditems
C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\ngen.exe executequeueditems

C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\ngen.exe executequeueditems
C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\ngen.exe executequeueditems

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ldb
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Re: Thinkpad X230 - Lower battery life after clean install

I ran the 4 commands and got the following message for each: "All compilation targets are up to date."

 

 

ldb
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Re: Thinkpad X230 - Lower battery life after clean install

Anyone? I am getting about half the battery life after a clean install of Windows - any ideas why?
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Re: Thinkpad X230 - Lower battery life after clean install

what does your ThinkVantage Power Manager say about your battery current charge and design charge?
Regards,

Jin Li

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I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
ldb
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Re: Thinkpad X230 - Lower battery life after clean install

Here are some Power Manager Battery details:

 

Remaining capacity: 48.00 Wh

Full charge capacity: 48.33 Wh

Current: 0.66 A

Voltage: 12.38 V

Design capacity: 57.72 Wh

Design voltage: 11.10 V

cbruin88
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Re: Thinkpad X230 - Lower battery life after clean install

Hi all, This is my first time posting here in the forums. I have a lenovo x230. I think and hope this can be allowed in this topic. I did a clean install of windows 7 on my laptop as well, I don't have less battery life than before. I do wonder something, It takes forever for my x230 to charge. Is that part of the perks in having the lenovo factory installation? I really hope not, i've had my laptop plugged in for about 1.5 hours and it has charged about 20 percent. Thanks for any tips.
lead_org Microsoft MVP Contributor
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Re: Thinkpad X230 - Lower battery life after clean install

what power plan are you using the machine under? High Performance, battery saver, etc?
Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
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