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post #1 of 11
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I was just wondering...

Is there any way to hack Dell BIOS to be able to access FSB info short of cracking open the lappy?

Also, is it o.k. to have the laptop plugged into an outlet w/ the battery in? Or should I take out the battery when I have the laptop plugged in?
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post #2 of 11
unless you had major electronics gates, flip flops, transistor....

(I MEAN MAJOR!!!)

no


possible but not worth it even if your great at it
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Adding to the 2nd question about the batteries:

would it affect my batteries in a noticeable way (shortening battery life, for example) if I don't calibrate the battery? (drain completely, then recharge)
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post #4 of 11
Actually hen I think about it NO

I forgot that the memory that ot stores are read only
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post #5 of 11
It shouldn't affect the battery really; I think you are supposed to do the full drain thing then full charge when you very first get it, and after that you can leave it in.
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oh. because I only fully recharged, then drained it to about 30~%, then left it plugged in from then on.
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post #7 of 11
What is the battery's construction? Ni-Mh...Li Ion...etc?
    
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post #8 of 11
Well you cannot do it but ok

Its readonly memory on proprietary systems
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post #9 of 11
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Li Ion
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post #10 of 11
Lithium-ion batteries do not suffer from the memory effect, as in full charge then discharge and recharge ect....won't affect the battery life. Outside variables like temperature will kill your battery faster. It's better to keep your laptop well ventilated. At temperatures greater than 25C a discharge will begin at the rate of about 5%(when not plugged into direct AC). Short answer....no effect.
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