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Vista, Aero, battery life . . . and Doom

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    littleguru

    The article is found here.

    I have also seen that the Aero UI interface consumes a lot battery. As mentioned I also thought it must be the graphics card...

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    footballism

    I guess if it is rendered using software, it will consume way much memory.Tongue Out

    Sheva

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    littleguru

    footballism wrote:
    I guess if it is rendered using software, it will consume way much memory.

    Sheva


    That's actually not true. If you unload the DWM it falls back to the old GDI thing and seems to consume as much as if DWM is enabled.

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    ZippyV

    littleguru wrote:
    The article is found here.

    I have also seen that the Aero UI interface consumes a lot battery. As mentioned I also thought it must be the graphics card...


    Did you really think that graphics cards don't require power?

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    littleguru

    ZippyV wrote:
    
    littleguru wrote: The article is found here.

    I have also seen that the Aero UI interface consumes a lot battery. As mentioned I also thought it must be the graphics card...


    Did you really think that graphics cards don't require power?


    It needs power? I thought it is in perpetual motion Wink

    I didn't think it needs so much... My battery power goes down from 2 hours to half an hour!

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    Bas

    Nick White nuances the findings a bit on the Vista Team blog: http://windowsvistablog.com/blogs/windowsvista/archive/2007/05/14/aero-and-battery-life.aspx

    Yeah, obviously more CPU/GPU intense features are going to consume more power. Wether or not the consumption is noticable, really depends on a lot of different factors. Also, the types of batteries, even the way you handle two batteries of the same type can introduce noticable variations in power consumption.

    If you want to consume battery power, run MS-DOS 5. Make sure you turn the screen brightness down to 50%, too. Tongue Out

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    Massif

    On this note, does anyone know why in my account my tablet disables glass effects on battery - but in my fiancees account it doesn't.

    I swear I haven't set any options to do with this.

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    Secret​Software

    On the topic of Aero and Vista.

    How come Vista does not anything like the LongHorn Concept?

    will this be the next version after vista?

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    Bas

    SecretSoftware wrote:
    On the topic of Aero and Vista.

    How come Vista does not anything like the LongHorn Concept?

    will this be the next version after vista?


    Because that was just a concept?

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    Sven Groot

    SecretSoftware wrote:
    On the topic of Aero and Vista.

    How come Vista does not anything like the LongHorn Concept?

    Because video mock-ups are easier to make than software? Especially usable software?

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    Secret​Software

    Sven Groot wrote:
    
    SecretSoftware wrote:On the topic of Aero and Vista.

    How come Vista does not anything like the LongHorn Concept?

    Because video mock-ups are easier to make than software? Especially usable software?


    Bas wrote:
    
    SecretSoftware wrote:On the topic of Aero and Vista.

    How come Vista does not anything like the LongHorn Concept?

    will this be the next version after vista?


    Because that was just a concept?


    True. But I wished that was possible. Perhaps in the next version, things would be better Big Smile

    Especially with the Octa-Cores that will be produced.

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    Sampy

    I bound one of my laptop's random buttons to load the mobility center. When ever I pull it out to use on battery I just press that and set it to Power Saver. Back on the plug? Hit it again and switch to High Performance.

    In case you want to do the same, set your button to launch:

    C:\Windows\System32\mblctr.exe

    Your Sys32 drive may vary.

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    Secret​Software

    If there was a way to recharge the battery using your wireless internet connection, that would be good:P

    Or, recharging using solar energy should be a standard part of any mobile technology.

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    littleguru

    Sampy wrote:
    I bound one of my laptop's random buttons to load the mobility center. When ever I pull it out to use on battery I just press that and set it to Power Saver. Back on the plug? Hit it again and switch to High Performance.

    In case you want to do the same, set your button to launch:

    C:\Windows\System32\mblctr.exe

    Your Sys32 drive may vary.


    I have also set my power scheme to "Power saver" to have the Aero UI disabled when running only on battery Smiley That's saving me a lot of battery power.

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