How we can increase the frequency of laptops
Of course, your notebook battery will be empty exactly when you are finishing the finishing touches on your PowerPoint presentation. Avoid this hassle and follow our five tips to improve the life of your laptop:
1. Plug it in whenever you can
One surefire way to make sure your laptop is always ready: plug it in as often as possible. Keeping your device 70 to 90 percent charged makes it far more likely that you will always have enough juice to get your job done. Be sure to purchase at least one extra charger so you always have one at work and one in your pocket for on the go. If you work at home a lot, buy another charger. However, there is one thing you should avoid: leaving your notebook plugged into the socket all the time. In this case, you should remove the battery beforehand.
Modern lithium cells can neither be overcharged nor damaged in any other way. And they won't catch fire if they are constantly on the charger. Lithium-ion batteries will stop charging themselves once they are charged.
However, to be on the safe side, you should avoid discharging the notebook battery too much, i.e. less than ten percent. You should also avoid constant full charging. A charge level of around 70 percent is ideal. So avoid a completely full or completely empty battery.
2. Adjust the screen brightness
Modern screens with LED technology are a huge improvement over the old tube screens, both due to the better picture quality and the reduced energy consumption. But the monitor is still using much of the power the system needs. Therefore, if you set the brightness to a low level, it can significantly increase the life of your laptop. You should also be careful about where you work. Low brightness is far more comfortable in a softly lit café than in a brightly lit room.
Another possibility to reduce the energy consumption of the screen is to set the Windows automatic energy saving options. To do this, open "Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, Power Options" and select the scheme that suits you there or specify manually how long it should take, for example, before the monitor is dimmed when not in use.
3. Close unused programs and applications
One culprit that often sucks the batteries empty are programs that require a disproportionate amount of energy in the background. Unused tools in the background or an application that is no longer running properly can also cause this effect. Web browsers are prone to this as they come with lots of plug-ins, rendering and scripting modules.
Modern CPUs save energy by dynamically adapting their speed to the minimum possible. But that only works when no applications are active. If you can't stop faulty applications, they not only consume power but also slow down your entire system. An indication of a running application is that your cooler is running fast, although the device should actually be quiet.
The solution to this problem is relatively simple: press Ctrl + Alt + Del, start Windows Task Manager and use it to find processes that are showing inexplicably high CPU usage. If a program cannot be closed normally, close the process with a right click and select "End process". This should usually work with Internet browsers. If that doesn't help either, perform a system restart.
4. Close power-intensive background applications
You should also terminate background processes that are very demanding on the processor or the network when your notebook is not connected. You should make sure that Windows Update or other update programs are not trying to download large amounts of data.
Deactivating the Windows update function is clearly too draconian (especially if you forget to reactivate it afterwards). But you should check every now and then to see when you have increased traffic and thus prevent large data transfers in time to save valuable minutes of battery life.
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