Blade Base 2018, can't get more than 3sh hours?

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Dracares, Mar 25, 2019.

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  1. Dracares

    Dracares New Member


    So I've read all the battery saving guides and here's what I've done:

    -installed 500gb samsung pro SATA ssd (using PCIe ssd reason, but it's Idle)
    -disabled all background apps, turbo boost bluetooth, indexing, dGPU, literally everything
    -using battery saving mode and undervolted to -150 for CPU and -120 for eGPU, disabled turbo boost
    -brightness is 20%

    My CPU never goes past 1gz in save mode so I don't see the issue here, average of .80gz I should be getting at least 5-6 hours of light web surfing, I'll watch a youtube video for like 3 mins then closing it.

    XTU is not even helping, what's the point of undevolting if I'm in battery saver? I could undervolt even more but seems pointless.

    Any ideas? Bad battery?

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  2. figrin1

    figrin1 Active Member

    The most important question is what you're doing. Are you watching videos for three hours straight? Just surfing the internet? Just using a word processor? Depending on what you're doing 3 hours might make total sense, or be way too low.

    Also, undervolting and battery saver are two very different things. Undervolting increases the performance of your CPU at lower voltage levels. Battery Saver (the windows function) reduces number of background processes that are allowed to run after the battery reaches a certain amount. Both will help with battery life.
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  3. Dracares

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  4. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    It has less battery capacity than Blade 15 advanced, and contains extra HDD that consume more power. Don’t expect too much from battery life.
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  5. Dracares

    Dracares New Member

    Right, but it's Idling for 4 hours, that's ridiculous don't you think? IDLING on battery saver mode with WIFI disabled and 1060 disabled. Windows 10 optimized to the max for battery. Every battery test for the base got 3-4 hours video playback.
  6. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    It depends on how much does your Blade consume the power on idle or video playing, notebookcheck review mentioned Video play back 11 hours and 5 hours because most probably he doesn’t have anything 3rd apps installed that may consume battery even on off condition you should check your battery discharge rate average to be same as his review unit, -13 watt. For example with all apps installed I can only get 8 hours battery mark on 80 watt advanced model, but actually it’s around 6 hours when I use it normal for paperwork and browsing, so with lower capacity and possibility 3rd apps that consume battery (Windows does also a lot things background like windows defender protecting malwares) it may be around 4 hours max normal usage.

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  7. Dracares

    Dracares New Member

    My discharge rate is -19k to 24k. i dont think you get it, there are no apps running in the background, no WIFI, no video playback, etc. Literally idling at .08gz. I even fresh installed, disabled everything in the background, disabled 1060, HDD, and bluetooth in device manager, undervolted, literally EVERY guide for battery performance over quality in Windows settings, down to the window functions. Still, 4 - 4.5 hours Idle at extreme battery save measures, pathetic. 2.5 hours with light browsing without video playback.

    Anyway I returned it. if the blades don't come out with two m.2 drives in the future, I'll wait until MSI ups their build quality, or I'll just rebuy the base blade with it's 500$ cheaper, because it was a beast for audio production.
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2019
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