03-09-2010, 12:57 AM #1
Flash Player 10 vs Macbook Pro (2007) + battery
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- Mar 09, 2010
Hi. Apologies if this is already discussed.
I've had increasing degradation of battery life since using Flash Player extensively (4oD, BBC, etc.)
I mean nuts - I replaced the battery 7 months ago - it's only had 38 cycles and is now below 40% capacity. I've done all the calibrating.
Since it's the second battery to be replaced in 40 months, I'm kind of resigned to being ripped.
The weird part of this is - that using Flash Player makes the fans spin up like jet engines after a minute - and you could fry an egg on the Macbook.
...... UNTIL I took the battery out, and carried on as normal.
No spinning. Low heat. Better performance.
Definitely something odd there. I looked at Activity monitor when the battery was in - and it read 120% of CPU. Without the battery it's about 80% (still ridiculous, Adobe).
My concern is - that while removing the battery greatly improves performance - if I was to upgrade to a Unibody Macbook - would Flash Player cause as much damage to longevity of the inbuilt battery......
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