Is your laptop battery not lasting as long as it used to and you’re not exactly sure why it isn’t? There are several reasons why your battery charge is not lasting as long as it used to when you first purchased your laptop. One of the factors that could affect the length of time that your battery stays charged is your usage habit. The more physical devices that you use on your laptop that involves using electricity, the more you can expect your battery charge not to last long.
Physical devices on your laptop that you use, which requires using electricity, will also cause your battery run time to not last very long. The physical devices that are some of the problems with your battery’s charge to be depleted are the hard drive, CD-ROM and the floppy drive. There are probably some processes that you are using on your laptop that cause your physical memory to become exhausted in your system. The system will change to the virtual memory to finish the process you are in the middle of completing. The virtual memory is created to increase the system memory resources by devising a memory swap file on the hard drive and transferring the needed data between the hard drive and the physical memory.
The hard drive uses plenty of electricity, the virtual memory will end up using quite a bit of electricity because it has to use the hard drive when it is producing the virtual memory. The audio and display devices can be another factor in excessive use of electricity. You can try to turn down the display screen and it will not be as bright, but it may help lessen the amount of electricity you are using. There are video devices that use graphic programs that also use quite a bit of electricity as well. Video software can also deplete your battery because it uses the virtual memory, computation and calculations.
Battery memory is also a reason why your laptop battery is not lasting quite as long as it used to last. Battery memory is where the battery actually becomes self taught to run on less time than what it really needs to run on to be effective. An example of this is perhaps you only use the laptop on battery for an hour and plug it up to recharge, the battery will become adapted to be functional for only an hour before it is tired and ready to give up.
There are some things that need to be done in order to correct your battery memory problems. Start of by completely draining your battery and then recharge it. Your second step will be to go to your Window Control Panel and select power, then turn of your Power Management. Now you’re ready to go into your BIOS and check if there is a power management setting there, if there is, you will need to turn it off as well. Use your Escape key to return to the top level menu. Now select Save settings and then Exit. Unplug your computer, then turn the computer on again and let it run until it has completely used up all the electricity.
Charge the battery for twelve hours and after charging, use the computer again and make sure that the power is completely dead. Also, charge the battery again for another twelve hours. You should repeat the process four times and this should return the laptop back to the original power management settings. The battery should be used once every two weeks and you should also keep the battery in the system so that the AC adapter will actually keep the battery charged all the time. The battery should be totally discharged and stored at room temperature if you are not going to use the battery for more than two weeks.