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X201 - High power usage

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X201 - High power usage

#1 Post by NicoMarcin » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:36 am

I am still fighting with very short battery working time in my X201. I have SSD and Windows 7 onboard with aero off. I read somewhere, that normal usage equals about 10 Watts while I hit 23 sometimes. What should I do? I have non-OEM battery with 9 cells and 6600mAh (I know I should use OEM one), but in PL it is very expensive - almost 200 EURO which is more than price I have paid for this laptop in 2015.

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Re: X201 - High power usage

#2 Post by axur-delmeria » Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:21 pm

Check if Turbo Boost is enabled. If it is, disable it.
Daily driver: X220 4291-C91 i7-2620M

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Toy: X60F Core Solo U1300
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Re: X201 - High power usage

#3 Post by SirionRazzer » Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:39 pm

Try various drivers, post your powercfg output, check background activities (OneDrive, Steam, some update tool). Run antivirus, tweak power management settings.

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Re: X201 - High power usage

#4 Post by NicoMarcin » Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:58 pm

How to turn off TurboBoost? My report is in polish :/ Do You now how to make it prepare it in english?

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Re: X201 - High power usage

#5 Post by axur-delmeria » Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:29 pm

I'm not running Windows at the moment, but it's usually in Power Manager. Once you set it to Advanced, you can see the settings of the different power profiles. There's a setting "Maximum CPU speed" or similar, If it's set to "Turbo" or "Max Turbo", change it to "Adaptive".

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Daily driver: X220 4291-C91 i7-2620M

Backup: X220 4291-P79 i5-2520M
Toy: X60F Core Solo U1300
In pieces: two retired but working X61Ts
RIP: 760XD 9546-U9E; X61 7676-A24; and a BOE-Hydis HV121P01-100 in failed SXGA+ mod
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Re: X201 - High power usage

#6 Post by NicoMarcin » Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:50 pm

Hah, I have "lowest" option chosen.

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