Lenovo Thinkpad T60 Battery – How to Reduce Power Consumption?

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If you would like to extend the life of your Lenovo ThinkPad T60 battery, you can first consider reducing power consumption that can be greatly improved from a stock distribution configuration to a fine tuned system. The general tips are as the following:

1)      Unload drivers for unused devices (ie. USB port, Yenta/PCMCIA, Wireless, IRDA, Bluetooth, …)

2)      Reduce polling on devices (drives, USB subsystem, nvram, use SATA AN, …)

3)      Reduce hard drive activity

4)      Reduce LCD brightness to the minimum you can stand

5)      Reduce CPU wakeups, so it can stay longer in deep power saving c-states

6)      Make use of every hardware devices available power saving features (AHCI ALPM, USB autosuspend, Alsa and Wireless powersaving modes, HPET timers, …)

 

The LCD Panel backlight is especially the very major power drain of Lenovo T60. Reducing brightness to the lowest readable level will save a lot of the Lenovo Thinkpad T60 battery lifetime. Also, don’t forget to configure your screen saver to shutdown the screen backlight (rather than displaying some eye candy), when no activity for a few minutes.

You can also let the system automatically reduce brightness after a period of inactivity.

If you’re choosing your Lenovo Thinkpad laptop & accessories, keep in mind that the screen size affects the battery time greatly: more power needed for larger screens.

 

 

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