How to Charge My Laptop for Long Usage

enessolha152f02d8

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Hi,

I am generally using my laptop with plug in and I don't know if it correct and healthy way to use it. I use msi center to charge it until 60 percent. But I want to ask you that should it keep with plug in after 60 percent or should I take the charging cable off when it reachs 60 percent?

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The over-charging protection mechanism will stop charging when the battery reaches 100% by default.
And you can define different levels of the maximum charging level in MSI center as attached.
So you don't need to unplug the charger when it's fully charged/ or reaches the maximum charging level you defined.
 

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Well it all depends what you use it for, now that we have the presets for charging the laptop it simplifies things, but again it depends what you use your laptop for.
My PS63 8RDS is used mainly for personal finances/browsing/travel/light gaming, so I always charge it to 100% and then drain it to 10-15%(except when gaming I have it on charge).
My GS65 9SD I mainly game on it and have it on charge when I do, so I charge it only to 60%, then unplug when not in use.
My GE72 6QF I use for gaming/movies/streaming via HDMI to an external screen so I cycle from 90-100% down to 10-15% and vice versa, on a regular basis. (living room)
My GL62M 7RDX I use for gaming/movies/streaming via HDMI to an external screen so I cycle from 90-100% down to 10-15% and vice versa, on a regular basis. (basement)
My P65 8RF I mainly use for working at home, but I also do some video encoding/editing, with occasional gaming, so I cycle from 100% down to 10-15% and vice versa, I then leave it at between 30-60% if unused for an extended amount of time unplugged of course.
 

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You don't need to unplug the ac power because the software will help to control the behavior of charging.
Hi,

I am generally using my laptop with plug in and I don't know if it correct and healthy way to use it. I use msi center to charge it until 60 percent. But I want to ask you that should it keep with plug in after 60 percent or should I take the charging cable off when it reachs 60 percent?

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if you always use it plugged in keep it on the 50-60% option as then the Battery is at what is called "Storage Charge" where the Chemistery in the Cells are in Equilibrium and the Least Degradation Happens as there at there nominal Charge of 3.7V per Cell in the Pack (Lowest it should ever get in a LI-ion Battery is around 3V (0% cut off) and a top charge of 4.2V(100% max charge))
 

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Battery degradation is an on going process, from the first press of that power button and onwards, your battery will degrade.
I have 6 MSI laptops ALL with the original battery, as soon as I receive my laptop I update Windows, drivers, install CPUID HWmonitor and take note if degradation is visible.
I then do a battery calibration, that is a maintenance utility and not a repair utility, then I monitor on a weekly basis my battery to see if there is an acceleration of the degradation process.
In some cases like in example my GE72 and GS65, that they are often on AC power or @ 60% or 80% like my GS65, the process seems to accelerate, so I reduce to 2 months the calibration.
GE66 2%, GS65 23%, P65 11%, GE72 26%, PS63 8% and GL62M 18%, as you see degradation is present in all my laptops, but only the GS65 and GE72 have a noticeable reduction of usability.
ALL my laptops have a battery calibration every 2-3 months and I clean out the fans, keyboard every 6 months.
Once the battery wear goes over 30%, you will see a significant reduction in usability of the battery, but it will still function.
MY X556UQ purchased in 2016 is at 31% wear and I struggle to get 50-60% of the autonomy but it still works and is the first battery in it.
My C650 purchased in 2011 is at 38% wear and I struggle to get 40-50% of the autonomy but it still works and is the second battery in it.
My D630 purchased in 2009 is at 43% wear and I struggle to get 30-40% of the autonomy but it still works and is the second battery in it.
 

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6./. wear level for 4 years :biggrin:
,, but I don't use battery mode too often "90-100 recharge cycle"
 

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6./. wear level for 4 years :biggrin:
,, but I don't use battery mode too often "90-100 recharge cycle"
Only 6% wear after 4 years, very low wear.:unsure:
At what frequency do you do your battery calibrations?
 

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Only 6% wear after 4 years, very low wear.:unsure:
At what frequency do you do your battery calibrations?
I haven't used official calibration it in about 3-4 years ,.,.not works on my setup
and battery mode is custom - 1.5Ghz-2.7Ghz / static voltage "AC/DC 0.01 - accurate voltage mode"

but I do not play games in battery mode! .,.,sometimes only movies /web
all time use only + AC adapter "+OC .,,.200--230W gaming output usage // vbios is locked - 0.893V around my 125W tdp "

before everyone starts setting it up similarly - AC/DC0.01 - has some additional problems !!
stability for adaptive voltage not exist !! / idle voltage is higher /C1E not works "i not using c-states ,.,.no problem"
two-stage voltage only ,,but using SPEEDSTEP - voltage curve exist "but without adaption"


difficult to translate :biggrin: ,..,setup for OC fans "similar from desktop"

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my voltage example
i using SPEEDSTEP -range from 1.5GHZ - 4.5GHZ
SPEEDSTEP voltage curve "but without voltage adaption" and TOP end 4.5ghz 1.250V +0.045mV voltage kick -- this is all
.,.,defaults is AC/DC "around 180/180" for most devices -- random voltage "adaption +- 180,.180mV "EXAMPLE only"- RANDOM voltage
lower 1.07V idle -1.43V load on my 4.5GHZ setup

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AC/DC0.01 - static voltage +small kick 0.045mV "under-volt in top voltage" + need over-volt on low usage when you need + functional "speedstep" :biggrin:
 
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I haven't used official calibration it in about 3-4 years ,.,.not works on my setup
and battery mode is custom - 1.5Ghz-2.7Ghz / static voltage "AC/DC 0.01 - accurate voltage mode"

but I do not play games in battery mode! .,.,sometimes only movies /web
all time use only + AC adapter "+OC .,,.200--230W gaming output usage // vbios is locked - 0.893V around my 125W tdp "

before everyone starts setting it up similarly - AC/DC0.01 - has some additional problems !!
stability for adaptive voltage not exist !! / idle voltage is higher /C1E not works "i not using c-states ,.,.no problem"
two-stage voltage only ,,but using SPEEDSTEP - voltage curve exist "but without adaption"


difficult to translate :biggrin: ,..,setup for OC fans "similar from desktop"
Unusual to say the least.:unsure:
 

next3r

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Unusual to say the least.:unsure:
I'll send a PM with a voltage graph to show what I mean :-)
..,but this kill ECO on notebook and create some like desktop profile "good for + AC adapter usage"
speedstep or speedshift - is just a little help if you need compromise for less discharge rate or longer battery mode // or better low-usage + idle

and my battery wear level - it can only be a side result from accurate voltage usage "all time identical // and limited on top vs DEFAULTS setup "
 
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