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[P67A-GD80] Supercharger Utility
« on: 11-June-11, 10:11:42 »

Hi,

Can anyone help me understand this tool, I am trying to find information on how it works etc, but there is none easily found :S

Things I am looking for is whether it is restricted to certain ports when the pc is on or in hybernate/sleep mode, what the different notification icons mean (black, green, blinking).

So now its blinking with a black/green square with a "pause" sign in it. Does that mean charging is paused and its not working? Or does it mean its good cos its green :).

Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: 12-June-11, 11:17:42 »

Right, no one knows how this works thats great  :bonk:
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« Reply #2 on: 12-June-11, 11:23:47 »

I don't have an iPad so I can't test it myself.

If no-one else here has an answer for you, then try MSI Support direct:
http://support.msi.com
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« Reply #3 on: 12-June-11, 12:24:43 »

Okay, so I did a little research for you and these are my findings:
The Supercharger software only works for USB devices connected to the red JUSB1 USB 3.0 header.
When Supercharger is running, devices will continue to charge, even if your computer is shutdown.
Supercharger works for all USB devices, not just iPads and iPhones ;-)).

See:
http://www.msi.com/html/event/SB/index_en_US.html

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That's as much as I can tell you.
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« Reply #4 on: 12-June-11, 19:10:08 »

Great, thanks for figuring that out. Appreciate it :D

I did notice certain ports weren't charging in sleep mode and others were so I got that far.

What I still don't know is how I can check whether or not its "supercharging". Providing power in sleep mode is one thing, but putting out the extra oomph is another.

Under USB properties it only shows how much power is being drawn by the device, not how much its being charged for.
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« Reply #5 on: 12-June-11, 19:23:05 »

.When Supercharger is running, devices will continue to charge, even if your computer is shutdown.
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Do you know if the devices will charge at full speed ?, usally they charge only half speed because the currant of USB is limites, but with a name like supercharger, I guess it will charge faster ?
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« Reply #6 on: 14-June-11, 19:59:30 »

Like I said, I have neither a mainboard that supports Supercharger (seems to be only P67 series so far) nor an iPad/iPhone 4 which would require a higher power output, so I cannot offer any more suggestions as I am unable to try this out myself.

You both might be best off enquiring with MSI Support about this, but do let us know what they tell you:
http://support.msi.com

This does to me look like very useful and interesting technology, and I hope MSI can include this on more boards in the future.
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