BatteryCare Software Reviews Greensboro NC

The most important thing to know about laptop battery maintenance in Greensboro is that partial discharges and charges are much better for the battery's life than complete drains. The problem with charging so frequently is that it throws off the calibration for Windows's battery level reading. Then your battery may read empty when power still remains, or force your PC to shut down without warning even when Windows reports power is left.

Computer Troubleshooters
(336) 510-7919
1400 Battleground Ave. Suite 112-H
Greensboro, NC
Services
Information Technology Services, Computers and Equipment Repair and Maintenance, Computer Hardware and Supplies, Computer Software, Computer Networks
Hours
Mon 10:00 AM-06:00 PM
Tue 10:00 AM-06:00 PM
Wed 10:00 AM-06:00 PM,

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Preferred Data Corporation
(336) 886-3282
3910 Tinsley Drive
High Point, NC
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Information Technology Services, Computers and Equipment Repair and Maintenance, Computer and Equipment Dealers, Computer Software, Computer and Software Stores

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Staples
(336) 856-9800
4214 West Wendover Ave.
Greensboro, NC
Recycling Services
Recycling Desk
$3 Ink & Toner Credit
Hours
Mon-Fri: 8:00am-9:00pm Sat: 9:00am-9:00pm Sun :10:00am-6:00pm

OfficeMax
(336) 538-0999
3121-A Garden Road
Burlington, NC
Hours
M-F 8-9, Sa 9-7, Su 11-6*

Software Design Inc
(336) 378-0900
1301 Carolina St
Greensboro, NC
 
Contingent Network Service
(336) 855-5920
803 Friendly Center Road
Greensboro, NC
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Internet Consultants, Computer Software, Computer Network Hardware, Communications Services

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Staples
(336) 389-0574
2226 Golden Gate Dr.
Greensboro, NC
Recycling Services
Recycling Desk
$3 Ink & Toner Credit
Hours
Mon-Fri: 8:00am-8:00pm Sat: 9:00am-7:00pm Sun :10:00am-6:00pm

Staples
(336) 887-0043
2645 N. Main St.
High Point, NC
Recycling Services
Recycling Desk
$3 Ink & Toner Credit
Hours
Mon-Fri: 8:00am-9:00pm Sat: 9:00am-9:00pm Sun :10:00am-6:00pm

Staples
(336) 993-7474
210 Harmon Creek Road
Kernersville, NC
Recycling Services
Recycling Desk
$3 Ink & Toner Credit
Hours
Mon-Fri: 8:00am-8:00pm Sat: 9:00am-8:00pm Sun :12:00pm-6:00pm

Data Management Corp
(336) 275-1697
423 Eugene CT
Greensboro, NC
 
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BatteryCare Software Reviews

Rechargeable batteries are a mystery, losing their maximum capacity quickly and without any clear cause. It doesn't help that different devices use different types of batteries, each with their own quirks for proper charging. BatteryCare (free) helps you optimize the lithium batteries which almost all laptop PCs use.

BatteryCare screenshot BatteryCare recommends a calibration after 30 discharges.

The most important thing to know about laptop battery maintenance is that partial discharges and charges are much better for the battery's life than complete drains. The problem with charging so frequently is that it throws off the calibration for Windows's battery level reading. Then your battery may read empty when power still remains, or force your PC to shut down without warning even when Windows reports power is left. BatteryCare's main purpose is to alert you when a calibration is needed.

By default, BatteryCare recommends a calibration after the battery's capacity is used 30 times. Unfortunately, the program can't perform the calibration itself. Some laptops have BIOS programs for the task, but otherwise you must do it manually, as outlined in the supplemental guide. It is a long process (around 15 hours, although you may be able to cut down the 7 hours of recommended idle time) which involves completely draining and charging the battery.

In addition to the calibration notification feature, BatteryCare provides detailed statistics on your battery, including total capacity, current capacity, wear, and CPU temperature (excessive heat can be damaging). For Vista, there are also settings to reduce power usage by disabling Aero and unnecessary background services when running from the battery.

For those who don't know about proper care for a lithium battery, the written guide may be more useful than the program itself. That said, although no individual feature is particularly groundbreaking, the combination makes BatteryCare a convenient program which will help you get the most out of your laptop battery.

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