MacBook Pro runs at 1GHz when Battery out?

in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014

just want to ask why the MacBook Pro works only with 1GHz when the Battery is out of the case and only the power supply is connect? CoreDuoTemp shows 1GHz when Battery is out. Normally the GHz number scales correctly if the battery is in, depending on want I'm doing. Do you have any idea? or the tool shows the wrong GHz number...


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    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,219moderator
    Originally Posted by creat1on

    or the tool shows the wrong GHz number...

    That's the most likely reason. If it was running more slowly, you'd notice it.
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    mrmistermrmister Posts: 1,095member
    Yes, it only runs at 1 Ghz with the battery out.
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    sthiedesthiede Posts: 307member
    im curious, why would it do that?
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    aquaticaquatic Posts: 5,602member
    Yeah I remember reading something about this type of thing with MacBooks too when reading the CoolBook manual. What an idiotic "feature." So, taking batteries out if we're going to be using the laptop mostly as a desk computer can save batt. life?? If so I'm all for it, as soon as someone comes up with a fix for this problem (if it does in fact exist.)
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