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Tech Tip
Make Your Notebook Run Longer
by rob

Here are some things you can do to get your notebook to run longer when you're away from your desk:

  • Add RAM
  • Use Windows' built-in power management.
  • Lower the brightness setting on the screen backlight
  • Disable Auto Insert Notification on the CD-ROM
  • Disable auto save and spellcheckers
  • Use the Suspend feature when taking a break
  • Remove any unused USB devices or PC Cards
  • Turn off wireless connections when not in use
  • Completely drain and recharge your battery every few months
  • Keep the number of programs you run at the same time to a minimum
  • Minimize graphics-heavy games and DVD viewing

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