HP/Compaq :: DV2 Undervolting: Get At Least 25% More Battery Life

May 6, 2009

Following the excellent flipfire's undervolting guide and inspired by Silvr6's experience with undervolting his dv2, I decided to give it a try and...I was able to increase the battery lifetime from almost shameful 2h 25 minutes to 3h 30 minutes for mpeg 2 play, or even to 4h 20 minutes (light browsing and lots of reading). So, you get at least 25-30% more battery lifetime. This makes me like my dv2 a lot more!

Perhaps, it's the noted AMD's tendency to overvolt their CPUs, perhaps something else, but I was able to get the following 100% stable (in my case) voltages:

4.0x-0.6875 V
4.5x-0.7125 V
5.0x-0.7250 V
5.5x-0.7500 V
6.0x-0.7750 V
6.5x-0.8000 V
7.0x-0.8000 V (yes, its 0.8V again)
7.5x-0.8250 V
8.0x-8.5000 V

these voltages are stable for my particular CPU; yours might be slightly lower or higher. For example, Slvr6 was able to get a bit lower with 4x 0.675 V. Read the undervolting guide!

But I hope that the table above will encourage you to try the undervolting (btw, unlike the overclocking its 100% safe), since the benefits for dv2 and AMDs neo are so dramatic!...........

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HP/Compaq :: Battery Life (HP8730)

Jan 25, 2009

I'm thinking of the following configuration:

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DreamColor 1920x1200
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Anyone have something similar (even if one component is off) and can tell me how long their unit lasts on battery?

I'm thinking of jumping on the 8730 deal that's going on and battery life is the main thing that would make me choose this over something else.

(I had an 8710 with T9600 processor and the Quadro FX3600 and it got 3.5 hours on power saving profile. Wondering if the QX9300 kills battery life, because a Dell M6400 with that in it gets only 1 hour 45 minutes.)

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Pretty nice overall, however the battery life is horrendous!

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balanced w/ same use as above =120 minutes

power saver w/ above: 145 minutes. (just shy of 2 1/2hr).

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Apr 29, 2009

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May 31, 2010

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Aug 14, 2009

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Feb 21, 2010

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Even though I may see 6-7 hours left, I'm still not satisfied.

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What is draining all the power? How does the Z pull 4-5 hours on its battery life?

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-Windows by defaults keeps at least one logical core active per physical processor core. With the nehalem architecture parked cores consume almost no power.
-Also keep in mind if you set max unparked cores to 50% it may still activate all cores because 50% of 8 hyperthreaded cores is 4.
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-If you are not comfortable making registry changes don't do this as you can really screw your computer up, if you mess up the wrong things in your registry

Open Regedit (type regedit into the startmenu search box)

Expand location to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlPowerPowerSettings54533251-82be-4824-96c1-47b60b740d00

In order to enable some advanced power plan settings you will have to rename the REG_DWORD "Attributes" to "_Attributes". This one it own does not change how your computer runs, it simply adds an extra option into your advanced settings for each power plan

Here are the relevant registry keys:
0cc5b647-c1df-4637-891a-dec35c318583
lets you set the minimum number of unparked cores (I set this to 25% for power saver)

3b04d4fd-1cc7-4f23-ab1c-d1337819c4bb
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447235c7-6a8d-4cc0-8e24-9eaf70b96e2b
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5d76a2ca-e8c0-402f-a133-2158492d58ad
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a55612aa-f624-42c6-a443-7397d064c04f
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ea062031-0e34-4ff1-9b6d-eb1059334028
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