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    ROG Strix Scar II Battery Life Issue

    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?

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    Unfortunately the battery is not upgradeable. I would recommend using a windows 10 power mode for battery life vs performance, dim the screen, and close any background apps you don't need. These machines aren't really designed to operate on battery for very long though so even if you do everything you can to save battery you will still only get a couple of hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeypicklees23 View Post
    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?

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xeromist View Post
    Unfortunately the battery is not upgradeable. I would recommend using a windows 10 power mode for battery life vs performance, dim the screen, and close any background apps you don't need. These machines aren't really designed to operate on battery for very long though so even if you do everything you can to save battery you will still only get a couple of hours.
    bad tips man...he says that he's laptop during the web browsing last only 1 hour, and this is totally DIFFERENT from what you post that is totally generic and useless to his resolution... as i siad to him probably hi's nvidia gpu remains active even on battery impeding nvidia optimus to operate and save energy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gieffe22 View Post
    bad tips man...he says that he's laptop during the web browsing last only 1 hour, and this is totally DIFFERENT from what you post that is totally generic and useless to his resolution... as i siad to him probably hi's nvidia gpu remains active even on battery impeding nvidia optimus to operate and save energy.
    I provided generic tips because he did not specify the exact model. It's my understanding that the GTX 1070 model doesn't have optimus. But I don't know which he has, do you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xeromist View Post
    I provided generic tips because he did not specify the exact model. It's my understanding that the GTX 1070 model doesn't have optimus. But I don't know which he has, do you?
    the 504 and 704 series have all optimus if i don't remember wrong... at least 1060-2060 and 2070 model have for sure (i have a 704gw with 2070 and there's optimus, my battery last beetween 3 and 5 hours, depends by type of usage)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gieffe22 View Post
    the 504 and 704 series have all optimus if i don't remember wrong... at least 1060-2060 and 2070 model have for sure (i have a 704gw with 2070 and there's optimus, my battery last beetween 3 and 5 hours, depends by type of usage)
    There's this reddit thread indicating people with a 504gs do not have optimus. That might be the only version without it though.
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    To squeezed extra battery life, you need to change the preferred graphics processor to "integrated graphics" on Nvidia's Control panel

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    I am baffled how bad you are in this subject giving advice.
    ofcourse the real answer is to park you coreS!
    you can use only 2 cores in windows / youtube / etc.. usage..
    my advice is that you learn how to use quick cpu.

    just google it and learn to use it

    GL

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    Quote Originally Posted by chumacher View Post
    I am baffled how bad you are in this subject giving advice.
    ofcourse the real answer is to park you coreS!
    you can use only 2 cores in windows / youtube / etc.. usage..
    my advice is that you learn how to use quick cpu.

    just google it and learn to use it

    GL
    The difference is negligible. Don't bother.

    Running on the iGPU (if possible), lowering the screen brightness, undervolting, enabling SpeedShift, unplugging devices and all that standard stuff would get you better results, but don't expect double the battery life just by doing this. No such thing as a miracle.

    Here's a guide for those who really want to go hardcore on this battery saving stuff http://forum.notebookreview.com/thre...states.815602/
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