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ROG Strix Scar II Battery Life Issue

hockeypicklees2
Level 7
So I just bought a GL504G for school so I had a powerful workstation and have a great gaming experience. Of course the trade off is battery. In low power mode and on power saver, I get about an hour of laptop life. That's just surfing the web during classes. Is there a battery upgrade for this laptop and how much better is the battery life?

Thanks
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chumacher wrote:
so you are saying that using youtube with 2 cores @ 1,2ghz instead of 6 cores with hyperthreading does not save power? oh how wrong you are.
ofcourse everyone knows that dimming your screen saves battery along with other things with this laptop.
People tend to forget that these laptops have iGPU disabled and they use gtx 1060 all the time BUT you need to remember to use adaptive @ nvidia 3d GLOBAL settings so the gtx 1060 core clock lowers to few hundred mhz.(put prefer maximum performance to EACH game profile, not to the global 3d settings page.)


in GL703GM they promise 4hour battery life in light use, it's just PURE lying from ASUS. i really want to see full 4 hour youtube video with only using battery.


Nope. It doesn't. You don't seem to understand how speedstep, speedshift and C-states works. Parking cores ain't gonna make a difference. Pure placebo, and you seem to be taking those pills regularly. Good for you, I guess?

Adaptive/optimal power is already set as default on the Nvidia settings.

"Light use" as they describe it is word processing, at most. Not youtube videos. Even though, 4hrs is a really long shot.

gieffe22
Level 7
hockeypicklees23 wrote:
So I just bought a GL504G for school so I had a powerful workstation and have a great gaming experience. Of course the trade off is battery. In low power mode and on power saver, I get about an hour of laptop life. That's just surfing the web during classes. Is there a battery upgrade for this laptop and how much better is the battery life?

Thanks


youre problem is not battery size and capacity, because gl504 have a 66wh that is pretty big battery that with nvidia optimus assure you 3 to 4 and half hour of use without charger. So if you have onnly 1 hour surfing the web is clear that the dedicated gpu (1060-1070-2060-2070 in the 504 series) is active and drain the battery; when you don't game or use heavy 3d applications the nvidia gpu's should stay OFF to save battery.

So you probably have a mess on your pc... try to investigate in nvidia control panel if nvidia is set to operare with your browser, and if so turn the setting to intel hd gpu, and do this for ALL programs (such as general settings tab).

If your applications are set to intel, download hwinfo and in sensor mode look for gpu tab, if the gpu is present and active you should see voltages and wattage, if gpu's is not used (as it should) you can only read the tab or a 0 value in gpu entries.

One last thing is battery health, with hwinfo in sensor tab you can read in battery tab the % of wear of your battery, for such a new laptop should be beetween 5 and 20%, not over. If is over you have a dameged battery, but honestly i suppose that your nvidia gpu is just acitve in background draining battery.

adeptius
Level 7
Dont disable nvidia card from device manager - it will increase power consumption up to 40-50watt.
Close MSI Afterburner, AIDA, Hwmonitor - they are requesting stats from dedicated gpu and it newer go disabled.
proof
5 hours 10 minutes
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11.7 watt power consumption
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and 43 watt with Afterburner opened
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You can also track power consumption by Battery Status monitor