plat1098

Level 11
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I undervolted my ugly desktop's cpu because I live in an ancient building with older wiring plus I was tired of seeing 1.4 or more volts at a brief 4.2 GHz (this is wasteful). It now boosts to 4.2 GHz using 1.28 volts and is quite stable. Undervolting seems more appropriate for laptops' batteries, though and it seems this can also help with some heat reduction, depending on circumstances.

There are plenty of guides online, and it takes some time and patience adjusting and testing the stability. I used Intel's Extreme Tuning Utility but didn't run any stress tests or benchmarks, just some cpu intensive gaming and other regular use. No guarantees, though.
 

Umbra

Level 14
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it is the same as phone batteries, no more replaceable, they realized people are more incline to buy new laptops than sending the laptop to the care service and pay for a new battery + work, which cost almost half the price of the laptop.
 

Antus67

Level 2
my laptop is 2 years old, the battery died........had it under warranty so they shipped me a new one and I snapped it in and ready to go
 
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Robbie

Level 29
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My Acer Predator laptop doesn't include a "replaceable battery". Nevertheless when I unscrewed it to clean it I saw the battery and its connections, and it's just literally connecting two wires. Replaceable stands for plug and play? In that case I would understand, but they're still totally replaceable.