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It shouldn't be bad. I've heard both ways. As far as I know the more you use the battery the more it will degrade. But just letting it sit for a long time (month or so I think) with a charge in it is bad.
     
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post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by shad0wboss View Post

and is there any harm in plugging the battery the whole time while gaming? i'm just concerned about my battery because i often take notes in class which lasts 1.5 hours or so i don't want my battery to die fast....
so just wanna ask if connecting AC power while gaming (even at 100% battery) would reduce the life of the battery. My battery is 6 cell Li-ion

You know, you can plug in the AC power and remove the battery and game that way. That's what I told my brother to do.. after all, the laptop heats up, that heat is transferred to the battery, and I figure the only things that affect lithium ion batteries is heat and time.

If he intends on taking his laptop to class, he charges the battery the night before. He pretty much only uses the battery when working on something important, where he can't afford to trip over the AC cord hah

Also, if you don't plan on using your battery for a long time (e.g. months), keep the charge level at 50% before storing it away.
post #13 of 15
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so you mean i shouldn't let the battery fall below 50%? or don't charge over 50%?
post #14 of 15
If you plan on not using your battery for an extended period of time (e.g. months) then make sure that prior to removing the battery, it has around a 50% charge. Once again, that's if you plan on removing your battery and storing it somewhere, like if you went on vacation without your laptop.

I would recommend using AC power only, leaving the battery out of your laptop when gaming or performing non-essential tasks. Heat and time are what kills lithium ion batteries. Just don't trip over the power cord! Of course when you go back to doing stuff like school work where you can't afford to lose power suddenly, use the battery
post #15 of 15
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i think that's the best workaround my problem but i'm worried about one more thing which can be considered minor or major either ways which is that if i remove and install my battery too much, can the socket of the laptop become loose?
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