dstwo a real battery killer?

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  1. 3bbb7
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    3bbb7 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    On my 3DS I even have a nyko powerpak and the battery will go from 4 bars to 2 in about 1 hr and 45 mins of gameplay. ( I played about 30 minutes of animal crossing after it was fully charged, then dstwo) Brightness is on 3 so it's not too high, but that seems kind of short. Is the dstwo really that bad at battery life?
     
  2. Ryukouki

    Ryukouki See you later, guys.

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    The battery should not impact it that seriously. Either that, or your Nyko pak is really screwed up. :(
     
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    You do know it has a SoC (System On a Chip), right? It has its own CPU, RAM, etc. That's why it drains the battery so quickly, even in sleep mode.
     
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    Sakitoshi everything is going according the plan...

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    the only problem with the DSTwo is on the 3DS when you enter sleepmode, I have the impression than the DSTwo can't tell when the 3DS enter sleepmode and keeps working like if the 3DS where in use, but when I use my DSTwo on my 3DS, I also have a Nyko powerpack+ installed and the battery last more than that, I always use the brightness at level 1 with energy save off and wifi always on.
    when I use the DSTwo on my DSi the battery lasts like 8 hours with brightness at level 1 and wifi on, when the DSi is on sleepmode the battery lasts more as expected, I think is the normal battery duration.
     
  6. syfyTy

    syfyTy PhD in Thaumaturgy

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    I get long life from a DS2 on my DSi but the first time tried on my 3ds (reg) it ate the battery life quickly (without a Nyko unit), ON SLEEP. However, and I have no idea why, it does not do the same [for me] on the 3ds XL, and I would have thought [pressume] they were identical in that respect.
     
  7. omghahalol

    omghahalol Newbie

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    Eats battery fast for me on 3dsxl when in sleep. I take it out or do a full shutdown.
     
  8. reprep

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    sleep mode battery drain is very fast, but actual ds gameplay doesn't drain battery a lot.
     
  9. tomosh22

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    If you have used the gba emulator make sure the CPU frequency is set to no more than 2
     
  10. chrisrlink

    chrisrlink your friendly neighborhood serial killer

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    the only time i put it in sleep i'm dling from eshop (plugged in)
     
  11. user64

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    I find the DSTWO to be not too hard on the battery when using the onboard CPU. For the majority of GBA games though, I keep the clock rate at 0, and it seems to take not much more than usual, with many games running at frameskip 1 (SMA1-4, LttP, etc.) When I am on CATSFC, I usually keep the clock at 5 for playing things such as SMW rom hacks. It does get quite warm when I do so, but nothing dangerous.

    I've found leaving it in the 3DS (not XL) while in the tempGBA the battery to drain real fast, haven't tested this in a regular DS or DSi though.