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Fact or Fiction: Leaving your laptop plugged in all the time will harm your battery?

battery-image.jpgAs the battery life on my notebook appears to grow less and less with every recharge, I’ve come to wonder if leaving my laptop plugged in all the time has taken an effect. I know there are many out there who are probably experiencing the same issue, so I decided to do a little research on the subject and came across an interesting article directly addressing this issue.

AMD Athlon X2 6400+ Black Edition Teaser

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When ever I see a Fed-Ex truck I instinctively run outside. The rules are simple: If there’s nothing for me, there’s going to be trouble.

There was no need for trouble this time. He handed me a package containing the Black Edition CPU from AMD.

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It’s a beast. Here are the specs:

  • AMD X2 (Dual Core) 6400+ @ 3.2 GHz
  • 2 MB L2 Cache (1 MB per core)
  • 28 KB of L2 cache (64k per core)
  • Maximum temperature: 55 – 63 degrees C
  • HyperTransport speed is up to 2 GHz
  • Socket AM2
  • Unlocked Multiplier

It’s fast. That could have been the end of the article but I’ll give you a little more.