I am looking for experiences for Windows users who have upgraded their mainboards from 11th gen to Intel 12th or 13th generation boards. My partner and I both have 11th gen core i5 DIY models (they have a batch 1, and I think mine is batch 5), and the standby battery life is our primary annoyance since we both have other primary computers.
- Do the 12th and 13th gen boards have the same issues with the BIOS battery drain?
- How about about standby battery life on a ‘regular’ unmodified Windows 11 install?
I tweaked my settings when I was running Windows 10 and then later did an in-place upgrade to Windows 11, so my battery life and standby time is pretty good (aside from the BIOS battery issue). Honestly I am not confident I could replicate all of the tweaks I made and apply them to my partner’s machine so I’m curious what the ‘out-of-the-box’ experience might be like.
I know Windows 11 is required for the later boards, and I’ve already accounted for that.
Any information on the two items I mentioned about would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!