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06-13-2022 09:37 PM
I bought the laptop just last week ( Victus by HP 16.1 inch Gaming Laptop PC 16-d0000 (2V8U8AV ).
I've searched online and have found others with exactly the same problem. Computer's battery starts to drain when games are being played with the charger plugged in, this is definitely not normal and I've never had a gaming laptop that has done this. I'm looking at returning it if I don't find a solution as I can't have the battery draining down to nothing whilst doing long stints in games.
It appears that the charger provided is under specced in comparison to other gaming laptop brands with similar hardware specs. When I don't play games or do light work, the battery remains at 100% where it should be.
06-14-2022 01:58 PM
What is your Victus by HP 16.1 inch Gaming Laptop PC 16-d0000 (2V8U8AV) ? It could be one of the following machines
What is the wattage rating of the PSU (charger) for your machine ? Is it still under warranty ?
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06-16-2022 01:51 AM - edited 06-16-2022 01:59 AM
Yes, same machine and specs as yours above with different model number, i think model numbers vary depending on region . Victus 16-d0244tx ( i7 11800h, rtx 3060 6gb , 16gb dram, 512gb hd )
Thanks to all who replied but I could not find a solution and became disheartened when i saw others with same issue and no solution. This will kill the battery rather quickly. I exchanged my machine for another brand with very similar hardware specs that doesn't exhibit the same problem.
06-16-2022 01:57 AM - edited 06-16-2022 02:04 AM
Yes 200w as standard, I've seen hp offer 240w for one of the lower specced OMEN models which had similar hw specs to my Victus. Still under warranty, only had it for a week. Though it was awkward trying to explain the issue to the retailer.
Problem was exacerbated ( battery discharges even faster ) when using internal speakers at higher volumes. So using an external source helps somewhat.
The machine I have now offers a 200w brick but doesn't exhibit this problem.
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