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

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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Re: [P67A-GD80] Supercharger Utility
« Reply #1 on: 12-June-11, 12:17:42 »

Right, no one knows how this works thats great  :bonk:
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Re: [P67A-GD80] Supercharger Utility
« Reply #2 on: 12-June-11, 12:23:47 »

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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Re: [P67A-GD80] Supercharger Utility
« Reply #3 on: 12-June-11, 13:24:43 »

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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Re: [P67A-GD80] Supercharger Utility
« Reply #4 on: 12-June-11, 20:10:08 »

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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Re: [P67A-GD80] Supercharger Utility
« Reply #5 on: 12-June-11, 20:23:05 »

.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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Re: [P67A-GD80] Supercharger Utility
« Reply #6 on: 14-June-11, 20:59:30 »

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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Re: [P67A-GD80] Supercharger Utility
« Reply #7 on: 11-August-11, 17:50:46 »

I know it should not hurt anything but personally I would be leary of attaching anything that would draw power THROUGH my motherboard.
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Re: [P67A-GD80] Supercharger Utility
« Reply #8 on: 11-August-11, 20:33:41 »

I know it should not hurt anything but personally I would be leary of attaching anything that would draw power THROUGH my motherboard.

What do you mean? All USB devices that don't have their own separate power source are already 'drawing power' through your mainboard, how else do you think they work? ;-))
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Re: [P67A-GD80] Supercharger Utility
« Reply #9 on: 11-August-11, 23:03:21 »

My Printer, Scanner, external drive all have their own external power source and only receive/transmit data through the cable.  I know USB devices that are powered by the USB connection usually draw very little power and are not going to hurt anything, such as a phone charger, but you can buy desktop fans, laptop coolers, USB powered speakers etc. you can buy a hub that will power/charge several items at once from one USB port.  I just could not bring myself to use things like that.  I did see a small LED light on a gooseneck that I must admit would be very handy when looking behind the computer to make connections though.

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Re: [P67A-GD80] Supercharger Utility
« Reply #10 on: 20-January-14, 18:12:02 »

Thanks for nfo - it's still useful 3 years later.
I have a follow up concern/question for anyone:
Why would the Super-Charger Service have 485,940 I/O writes in about 5 days of system running time?  (Basically about one I/O per second)
And a minor question: why does it show that its running in a Windows Vista OS environment, but I am running Windows 8 and did not install program using any compatibility assistance settings?

If no one answers this, no big deal. Just curious and wanted to geek out on my new system :)


specs:
Motherboard: Q87M-E43
CPU: Intel i5-4670 @ 3.40GHz
RAM: 8GB
OS: Windows 8 64x
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Re: [P67A-GD80] Supercharger Utility
« Reply #11 on: 20-January-14, 21:09:39 »

You don't have the same board and resurrected /hijacked an old thread. >>Please read and comply with the Forum Rules.<<

For your own questions/issues please open an own topic.

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