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    Default On/Off Charges - What is it and do I need it?

    The most recent BIOS of my MB adds a new feature: On/Off Charges.

    What is it?

    Do I, a standard user, need it?
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    Default Re: On/Off Charges - What is it and do I need it?

    As always Google is your best friend (or second best)
    GIGABYTE ON/OFF Charge

    **edit**
    updated Gigabyte on/off charge micro-website: GIGABYTE ON/OFF Charge
    Last edited by profJim; 10-05-2012 at 09:35 PM. Reason: updated website address

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    Default Re: On/Off Charges - What is it and do I need it?

    Thanks.
    Looks like I'm not one of these lucky user who own one of thes Ixxxx made by Apple.
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    Default Re: On/Off Charges - What is it and do I need it?

    It depands on your point of vew, I consider myself lucky to have enough sense not to own one of thoes.

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    Unhappy Re: On/Off Charges - What is it and do I need it?

    I have an iPhone 4 and a GA-Z77X-UD5H winning Windows 7 x64.

    I installed On/Off Charge and it just doesn't seem to work at all.

    Yes, I am using the red USB port.

    I can see the driver in Add/Remove programs.

    But nothing.

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    Default Re: On/Off Charges - What is it and do I need it?

    You shouldnt see anything except for your phone will charge faster and will change while the pc is off.

    You need to time how long it takes to charge your phone from the power outlet from your wall compared to your computer.
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    Question Re: On/Off Charges - What is it and do I need it?

    Hi there

    You say that I won't see anything when the On/Off charge is active?
    I'm not disagreeing with you, and I haven't had time to run tests on charging times...

    ...but doesn't Gigabyte's information show a little popup to indicate that something is happening (other than a normal USB charging)?
    What about in task manager? (or elsewhere...)

    It all just seems kind of strange...

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    Default Re: On/Off Charges - What is it and do I need it?

    When I used it with my Iphone I saw no indication that it was working other then seeing faster charging times.
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    Default Re: On/Off Charges - What is it and do I need it?

    the whole main point is to be able to charge a USB device while the PC is off. if it's off there is no indication. I use it to change wireless headphones and KB

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