How to extend laptop battery life

HI, if i want to have the best battery life do i just disable the perfomance tweaks and enable the power save ones or what do i do

System:
Kernel: 6.0.7-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=d9add5f7-e174-4a38-a597-8a58b5ca51ea rw [email protected]
quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
resume=UUID=b450e3fb-e2f9-478a-a17c-b051f23fa5e9 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.26.2 tk: Qt v: 5.15.7 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Laptop System: Micro-Star product: GF65 Thin 10UE v: REV:1.0
serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: Micro-Star model: MS-16W2 v: REV:1.0 serial: <superuser required>
UEFI: American Megatrends v: E16W2IMS.105 date: 05/14/2021
Battery:
ID-1: BAT1 charge: 47.3 Wh (98.7%) condition: 47.9/51.3 Wh (93.4%)
volts: 12.8 min: 11.4 model: MSI BIF0_9 type: Li-ion serial: N/A
status: not charging
CPU:
Info: model: Intel Core i5-10500H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Comet Lake
gen: core 10 level: v3 note: check built: 2020 process: Intel 14nm family: 6
model-id: 0xA5 (165) stepping: 2 microcode: 0xF0
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB desc: 6x256 KiB
L3: 12 MiB desc: 1x12 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3754 high: 4298 min/max: 800/4500 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: performance cores: 1: 4261 2: 4291 3: 4298
4: 4200 5: 3466 6: 4278 7: 4260 8: 2500 9: 4220 10: 1809 11: 3175 12: 4290
bogomips: 59998
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Vulnerabilities:
Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: retbleed mitigation: Enhanced IBRS
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
prctl
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB
filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: SW sequence
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: Intel CometLake-H GT2 [UHD Graphics] vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-9.5 process: Intel 14nm built: 2016-20
ports: active: eDP-1 empty: none bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:9bc4
class-ID: 0300
Device-2: NVIDIA GA106M [GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile / Max-Q]
vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: nvidia v: 520.56.06
alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 520.xx+
status: current (as of 2022-10) arch: Ampere code: GAxxx
process: TSMC n7 (7nm) built: 2020-22 pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s ports: active: none empty: HDMI-A-1
bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:2520 class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.5
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting,nvidia dri: iris
gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: AU Optronics 0xaf90 built: 2020 res: 1920x1080
hz: 144 dpi: 142 gamma: 1.2 size: 344x193mm (13.54x7.6") diag: 394mm (15.5")
ratio: 16:9 modes: 1920x1080
API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 22.2.2 renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics (CML GT2)
direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl
bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:06c8 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: NVIDIA GA106 High Definition Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:228e
class-ID: 0403
Sound API: ALSA v: k6.0.7-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.59 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
bus-ID: 00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:06f0 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
lanes: 1 port: 3000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Intel AX201 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-14:3 chip-ID: 8087:0026 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 2 state: down
bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes
address: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 200.67 GiB (42.1%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Kingston model: OM8PCP3512F-AI1
size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s
lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: ECFK52.8 temp: 35.9 C scheme: GPT
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 467.84 GiB size: 467.84 GiB (100.00%)
used: 200.67 GiB (42.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
used: 608 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 467.84 GiB size: 467.84 GiB (100.00%)
used: 200.67 GiB (42.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 467.84 GiB size: 467.84 GiB (100.00%)
used: 200.67 GiB (42.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 467.84 GiB size: 467.84 GiB (100.00%)
used: 200.67 GiB (42.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.58 GiB used: 1.9 GiB (25.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 8.8 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 63.0 C pch: 51.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
Processes: 314 Uptime: 7h 38m wakeups: 1 Memory: 7.58 GiB
used: 5.29 GiB (69.8%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical
tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 clang: 14.0.6 Packages: pm: pacman
pkgs: 2038 libs: 563 tools: octopi,paru,yay Shell: fish v: 3.5.1
default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.23
Garuda (2.6.9-1):
System install date:     2022-10-09
Last full system update: 2022-11-09
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:
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Yes :slight_smile: ...

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You can also manually set low CPU frequency speeds and disable keyboard backlight if you have support for that.

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In KDE plasma there is a good plasmoid app for this that sits in the taskbar. Find it in chaotic-aur as 'plasma5-applets-plasma-pstate', love this one. :heart_hands:

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