how to increase battery life on my nc10

    does anyone know how to increase battery life.i get around 4-5hours but i want to know can i get more and if so how


    stick a mains adaptor in it, simples


    larger battery? 6 cell 9 cell blahdy blah

    Original Poster

    no i want to know if there is a way of increasing battery life with the existing 6 cell


    have you googled a software solution?

    Original Poster

    i googled it but could not find anything good

    Turn screen brightness down, alter power settings so it shuts the power down to the screen/hard driver sooner when idle, etc.

    What OS are you using? I have a N130 and Windows 7 lasts 6-7 hours compared with 5-6 on XP.

    Original Poster

    using xp

    New wireless card (Intel 5300 / 535) & New hard drive (5k500.b 500GB drive uses less power) would probably nock 2w off the power consumption - install BattStatt to check yours.

    Original Poster

    whats battsatt

    An application that will tell you how much power your laptop is using (only works off the mains).

    Got my NC10 running ~7w idling in Windows 7 with a new HDD and WiFi card.
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