Just got a Inspiron 6000. I hear of people stating the 5 hour battery life off of the 9 cell batteries. My 6000 came with a 6 cell but I upgraded to a 9 cell off of ebay. The ebay battery is exact replacement dell new battery. My question is I am not getting anywhere near 5 hours. I am running Inspiron 6000D,Intel Pentium MProcessor 730 (1.60GHz/2MB Cache/533MHz FSB) 40GB Ultra ATA Hard Drive for Inspiron 6000,15.4 inch WSXGA+ LCD Panel forInspiron 6000d,512MB, DDR2,400MHz 2 Dimms, Inspiron 6000,64MB ATI Mobility Radeon X300 Video Card, for Inspiron 6000. I am only getting 2.5 hours off the 6 cell while surfing the web at brightest picture setting and wifi turned on, I also have a PCMCIA Audigy 2 laptop edition running. I am getting 3.5 hours off of the 9 cell under the same conditions. Doesn't this seem unusually low battery life? Is my laptop configured improperly therefore using more battery than normal?
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7/19/05 at 3:16pm