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Old 12-14-2010, 12:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does this battery care function really help save the batteries life? It has two choices I can select one is 50% and one is 80%. It said that if I will be using AC power mostly then set it to 50% and if I use the battery the most then set it to 80%. I have been using my notebook at home mostly so I use the AC power. Or is it best to just have that feature off and let it charge 100% when the computer needs to? I don't think my computer will overcharge since todays computers won't do that.
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If you are running it on AC 24/7, take the battery out. It could stress out your battery.
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Agreed. Though not all laptops work with the battery out, some daft engineers decide to route all power through the battery. It's rare though.
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