I have an HP G62 with windows 7.
After fully charged, the battery sometimes goes on a slow drain lasting me 2 full hours plus. Other times, it abruptly drops down down to 94% after a couple of minutes of being on, then next couple of minutes is down to 78% like it's on a rush to die. And I'm not even running flash applications.
I do noticed that it's got a @#$%load of procecess going on all the time, ipod update, this and that that I am not even using but still run in the background.
Battery decay with age is unavoidable, but is there anything else I can do, mostly regarding the amount of procecess running on the background?
Other than that I do not run multiple programs at once and try to keep low the number of tabs in my browser. Plus keep the display's brightness usually at second from lowest.
Any other ideas? Thank you!
Oh by the way, I majored in computer science so any ideas that aren't... "regular user" friendly are welcome as well.