I sometimes turn on High Performance mode on my Windows laptop so games run smoothly. However, too often I forget to turn it off, sometimes for weeks, and assume my battery's being drained by Chrome, low reception, or some other factor. Is there any utility that'll let me get a popup reminder, say, 5 hours after I turn it on?
You can give it a try this software is called BatteryCare It monitors the battery's discharge cycles and helps increasing it's autonomy and improving its lifetime.
From the Website:
- Battery's discharge cycles monitoring
The advanced algorithm accurately records when a complete discharge cycle is performed.
When the configured number of discharge cycles is reached, a notification balloon pops up to remind that a full discharge is required.
- Complete battery information
It calculates the statistical remaining time in laptops that don't support the battery time left information and only list the charge percentage. Shows all the detailed information about the battery, such as wear level, capacities, consumption, manufacturer, etc.
- CPU and HDD temperature reading
BatteryCare constantly monitors your CPU and hard drive temperature, either in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit.
- Automatic power plans switching
Depending on the power source of the computer, BatteryCare can automatically select the power plan you prefer.
- Control over Windows Aero and demanding Services Automatically disable the graphics accelerated theme in Windows Vista and/or demanding services that degrade battery lifetime.
Once the laptop stops running on batteries, the theme is re-enabled and the stopped services are restored.
- Notification area information
It features a compact popup with the essential information you need to quickly monitor. Temperatures, charge status, remaining time and power plans
No need to trouble in downloading new installers, when a new version is available, the program updates itself.
- Lightweight in the system