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w510 .. windows 8.1 .. battery life?

tri0xinntri0xinn Posts: 10Member

Ever since I installed 8.1 my battery seems to be draining fast.. like it's not sleeping. Also sometimes when I go to wake it up it's turned off. Anyone else having any issues? Typically was charging it once a week.. now about double that.

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  • padgettpadgett Posts: 3,250ACE

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    Did you add the Intel power management drivers ?

  • tri0xinntri0xinn Posts: 10Member

    I did install a driver package.. from a earlier post.. I'll look for the intel power management drivers.. if you have a link I'd appreciate it.

      thanks! 

  • padgettpadgett Posts: 3,250ACE

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    They are inside the W510 driver package. When you install it should display a spalsh screen that says "Intel". Do parts of the case feel hot ? Particularly the upper right rear ? Any USB devices connected ?

  • jpearnjpearn Posts: 29Member

    First off uninstall the Microsoft Intel GFX drivers (1160) installed during the 8.1 upgrade, they conflict with the provided DPTF power management. Install the latest driver package 2.12 for the W510 /en/home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.acer.co.uk%2Fac%2Fen%2FGB%2Fcontent%2Fdrivers" class="Popup this has an Acer version of the same Intel GFX drivers 1160 and allows the tablet to sleep correctly.

  • didopidodidopido Posts: 8Member

    I have the same problem and yes, the top right corner feels warm to the touch when not sleeping properly. It looks like it happens the most/only when the dock is connected.

  • didopidodidopido Posts: 8Member

    jpearn, I followed the steps you provided, but still having problems with the W510 sleep. This morning it wasn't starting and the top right part of the tablet was pretty warm. Had to reboot it to get it to work. I have it to shut down now when I close the lid. For some reason I don't see a hibernate option in the power settings, do you know how I can get it?

    My graphics driver ver. is 9.14.3.1102 from the last drivers package 2.12.

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