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Will leaving my macbook pro plugged in ruin battery life?

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Okay, so I have a 2010 model 15 in macbook pro. I've been playing games alot recently and the battery drains very quickly, so I usually recharge it and take it off until it drops back to around 10%. I've had the computer six months and have used close to 200 cycles, which I feel is alot for such short time. I downloaded an app called magician paster that shows some info about the computer, and my battery health is already down to around 92%. Should I start leaving my computer plugged in while I'm gaming or will that just hurt the battery more? The computer's CPU runs around 85º C when playing L4D2. I just don't know what's better, leaving it plugged in while it's already charged or constantly draining the battery? Also, any other tips on how to maximize my battery life and possible restore some health to it are greatly appreciated.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)


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