Is there an alternative power management Dell Latitude tool?

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Hi guys.  I have a Dell Latitude E6400 that has a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB HDD, Intel X4500HD Graphics Card and Windows Vista OS.  I only get about 2 hours standby time.  Are there any power management Dell Latitude tool aside from the built-in application?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #147349

Is there an alternative power management Dell Latitude tool?

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Hi Elias,

 
I have researched a free battery utility allows you to prolong your laptop's battery standby time. The tool is called BattCursor. 
 
The tool gives you the functionality of your native power management tool plus additional features. One interesting feature is that the utility makes use of your mouse cursor to tell you how much still remains on your laptop's battery. For example, your cursor will show a value of 100%, 25% or 10%(Actual battery level in terms of percentage) directly below the mouse pointer and the pointer's color also changes depending on the remaining battery level.
 
Battcursor can also show you the battery level as a Windows sidebar gadget or you can simply access the Battcursor icon in your computer's system tray.
 
Battcursor allows you to manage unnecessary windows features within the program itself. Examples of which is the windows aero and sidebar.
 
Plus, the utility need not to be updated because it searches for its own update online whenever you connect to the internet. In this way, you are sure that you have the latest software all the time. 
 
You may download Battcursor here.
 
Answered By 0 points N/A #147350

Is there an alternative power management Dell Latitude tool?

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Greetings,
 
I was reading about the Dell Latitude E6400, and I've found that this particular model was released sometime in the 3rd quarter of 2008, so I am assuming you purchased your laptop around that time or 2009, which means you've been using it for over 3 years now.
 
According to Dell's official site, depending on the usage, the battery will mostly display noticeable reduction in its run time after 18 to 24 months. With that said, I believe it's pretty normal that yours is worn out now.
 
You can check out eBay for battery replacement. 
 
Here's a link to the Dell Laptop Battery FAQ

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