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Slower fps when battery is in laptop.

by CherryTheHorse / January 21, 2018 3:20 PM PST

I have a Dell XPS m1730 and i use it for gaming. (Not big intense games)
Lately i have realized that my battery is trash, which is understandable for a 11 year old laptop. But ive noticed if i start up the laptop without the battery my fps goes up significantly. If i start it with my battery in it, it is slower. Just recentally i tested something and removed the battery, started it up, turned it off, put my battery back in and started it up again it was still at a high fps.
(my laptop is always plugged in and remains on my desk 24/7 although i turn it off at night time)
Does anyone know why my battery makes my laptop slower in some cases?

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In your case, decision time.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 21, 2018 3:43 PM PST

An old battery can load down the charging circuit and create other issues. It's time to decide if you get a good new battery or run without.

As to why, there are so many prior discussions that I defer to those ideas. Here I'm more concerned that leaving an old battery in could result in a motherboard failure.

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by CherryTheHorse / January 21, 2018 7:03 PM PST

Ive seen on other websites that using my laptop without the battery in it could also stuff up the motherboard if it gets a shock through the power.
Is it safe to run without a battery in a laptop? The battery is located under my trackpad at the front of my laptop so it is close to me when im using the laptop. Is this a safety risk?

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Nothing is 100% safe.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 21, 2018 8:11 PM PST
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But an old battery is something I've seen be the end of too many motherboards. It fries the charging circuit and there's nothing I can do to save folk from themselves. It served well, just a shame to see this story again.

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