6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 27, 2009 9:21 PM by Heltons
gregory.beh Level 1 (0 points)
hey guys,
as above. it seems like power options (eg. high performance, maximum battery, .etc) are not present on my macbook. is there anything wrong? what should i do get to get them back? i dont intend to have my notebook running at full speed evertime im using... id rather have longer battery life.


MacBook Pro 13" Unibody, Mac OS X (10.5.7), none
  • neuroanatomist Level 7 (31,690 points)
    How did you set up your system? Did you clone an old system onto your new one, or swap in an HDD from a previous Mac laptop?

    Do you have System Preferences > Energy Saver > Options tab set to show the battery status in the menu bar?
  • gregory.beh Level 1 (0 points)
    the os is factory installed. yup
    the only options i have are changing the time the pc goes to sleep, switching off the display when on battery and power mode.

    no other options available.

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  • neuroanatomist Level 7 (31,690 points)
    On the unibody MBPs with dual graphics cards, those options are the way one switches between the graphics cards. Since your MBP only has one graphics card, it seems logical for those options to be absent.

    On my (older) MBP, those options are available in System Preferences > Energy Saver > Optimization pop-up menu, or by clicking on the battery icon in the menu bar - but, all they do is set 'default' times for display and system sleep (e.g. for the Power Adapter, setting to Better Performance sets system sleep to never and display sleep to 20 minutes, whereas Normal sets both sleeps to 10 minutes, etc.). So, 'Performance' has nothing to do with the CPU/GPU in that context.
  • gregory.beh Level 1 (0 points)
    alrightey! noted.

    thanks a million!
  • rockstar0815 Level 1 (75 points)
    The different power profiles from the battery-icon menu and preference pane have been removed since, I think, Leopard 10.5.5.
  • Heltons Level 1 (0 points)
    I have two MB and one MBP. The MB 13" 2008 and 2007 have it - Software 10.5.7 (9J61). The MBP 15" Mid 2009 does not 10.5.7 (9J3032)

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