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I am trying to charge my Kindle faster, I downloaded the Asus AI charger drivers a moment ago, Asus Z68 Deluxe non-gen3 version, There are 2 USB 3.0 ports blue colored, and 2 usb 2.0 ports red colored, and rest are usb 2.0 black.

I read the manual, and can not figure out which port is the faster charging one... is it the reds? I plugged it in, but icon on bottom right of screen still has a red x and is labeled Asus AI charger as if it is not actively using the extra power at the moment... thoughts?
 
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I have the ai charger thing , i will have a look tomorrow for you as its late here now, i presumed it didnt matter what usb port? That it auto detects through the universal serial bus controller?upnp

Actually, check your device manager, it may be one of the the usb "enhanced' controllers?
 
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" So asus has this little utility that changes the usb settings and sends upto 1.2A to your iphone/ipad though a regular usb slot(works on non-asus mobo's too)"
Somehow, somewhere, there must be an overcurrent switch for USB ports. From what I've read, it's both USB 2 and 3 ports.

Question is, how much hardware out there does really support overcurrent?
 
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Its USB 3.0 ports as far as I know. Could be mistaken.

I have the ai charger thing , i will have a look tomorrow for you as its late here now, i presumed it didnt matter what usb port? That it auto detects through the universal serial bus controller?upnp

Actually, check your device manager, it may be one of the the usb "enhanced' controllers?
The 2.0 and the 3.0 are on different controllers man. They are not the same.
 

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1. Turn off PC

2. Remove side panel

3. Look at board edge.

4. See red header.

5. Touch the header that is red inside the header's plastic.

6. You just touched the high-power USB port.

Oh, what's that you say? you didn't plug anything in there? Hmmm...
 

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1. Turn off PC

2. Remove side panel

3. Look at board edge.

4. See red header.

5. Touch the header that is red inside the header's plastic.

6. You just touched the high-power USB port.

Oh, what's that you say? you didn't plug anything in there? Hmmm...
No idea what your talking about, I don't see anything red on any of the edges of my motherboard. :confused: You mean the red usb ports on the back of my mobo? there are 2 red, 2 blue, and 4 black, i know the blues are the only 3.0 ports. reds i assume are the high powered ones?
 
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Actually, thats handy for me to know too so thanx too,[for charging my phone]

To mailman, figured as much, isnt one intel the other asmedia.?
 

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it works on the motherboard back panel ports for me. all the ports. i dont have USB 3.0 Though
and neither have i installed the drivers :p
 
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As it should, supposedly...
Yes, it changes form board to board. Unfortuantely ASUS did nto send me a sample of the OP's board, so I had to guess wehre the red ports were.


That's why there are RED USB ports...otherwise they'd be black. The color of the ports used seems to be a standardized tyhing in the industry, but I'm not 100% sure that it really is, evne though all board makers seem to stick to the same sort of stuff when it comes to this.


To mailman, figured as much, isnt one intel the other asmedia.?
USB 2.0 on that board is provided by INtel, and USB 3.0 my ASMedia on most ASUS products, yes. Each motherboared brand tends to use teh same contorllers for all products iwthin a family, although there are some outliers.
 

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1. Turn off PC

2. Remove side panel

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4. See red header.

5. Touch the header that is red inside the header's plastic.

6. You just touched the high-power USB port.

Oh, what's that you say? you didn't plug anything in there? Hmmm...
this made me rofl.
 
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Yes, it changes form board to board. Unfortuantely ASUS did nto send me a sample of the OP's board, so I had to guess wehre the red ports were.


That's why there are RED USB ports...otherwise they'd be black. The color of the ports used seems to be a standardized tyhing in the industry, but I'm not 100% sure that it really is, evne though all board makers seem to stick to the same sort of stuff when it comes to this.
Thanks Dave, that's what I suspected. I always thought the different color USB ports meant USB 2 vs USB 3, which is probably true, but yea, is there a standard for the color? All old USB 2.0 that I've seen are black, unless you're looking at an apple product... in that case they're white, which is the symbol for purity, how ironic lol. (evil bastards)
 
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USB 2.0: Black
USB 3.0: Blue
USB ROG Connect: White (Asus only)
 
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Never seen a red USB. Normally red is reserved for E-SATA. Not saying they are not out there. Just saying I have never seen one. Dave said there is red USB so there is red USB. lol. My board does the whole super charging thing also and none of my USB are red.
 
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Never seen a red USB. Normally red is reserved for E-SATA. Not saying they are not out there. Just saying I have never seen one. Dave said there is red USB so there is red USB. lol. My board does the whole super charging thing also and none of my USB are red.
I'm learning. What's the one to the left under the firewire port:

 

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Yeha, i think these red ports on al lboards are the high-power USB ports. But like I said, although I think it might be a standard, I am not 100% sure. Makes sense though, doesn't it?


Gigabyte will also put red inside the pin header, as do a few other oEMs, but usually it's jsut a single header. Some boards offer high-power USB 2.0 on al lports anyway, and usually these boards in particular don't have any demarkation of what ports are what.


This thread actually raises a very good thing, in that OEMs are not very open with information about this functionality, so I'll make a point of asking WTF is going on with that from thispoint forward, if it isn't handled in the manual.
 
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Yeha, i think these red ports on al lboards are the high-power USB ports. But like I said, although I think it might be a standard, I am not 100% sure. Makes sense though, doesn't it?


Gigabyte will also put red inside the pin header, as do a few other oEMs, but usually it's jsut a single header. Some boards offer high-power USB 2.0 on al lports anyway, and usually these boards in particular don't have any demarkation of what ports are what.


This thread actually raises a very good thing, in that OEMs are not very open with information about this functionality, so I'll make a point of asking WTF is going on with that from thispoint forward, if it isn't handled in the manual.
Yeah man mine has that high powered USB thing but I have no idea what port it is. I thought it was all USB 3.0 ports if the board supported it but now I dunno.

Edit: On my board its only the USB 3.0 ports that are controlled by the Asmedia controller.
 
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You are right Dave, red usb ports are high powered for charging devices
 

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You are right Dave, red usb ports are high powered for charging devices
I want something official though, so I'm not just blowing hot air. ;)
 
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You are right Dave, red usb ports are high powered for charging devices
Not all of them are Red. My board is proof of that. Unless the standardization has come out since my board.
 
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I want something official though, so I'm not just blowing hot air. ;)
Not all of them are Red. My board is proof of that. Unless the standardization has come out since my board.
Reading power standards for USB is fun! (not). I read part of the USB 3.0 power standard, woohoo!

@Dave, that would be a good thing... I've seen those multi colored ports a few times and wondered.
 
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I want something official though, so I'm not just blowing hot air. ;)
Yes of course, I just said what I've come up with experience, I would like if you could get some official info for us :toast:
 

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Thanks for all the comments guys. My Z68 Deluxe manual says nothing about high powered USB ports so maybe I do not even have them. Until then I will just keep charging my Kindle on the red USB ports, just in-case they actually are high powered xD
 
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This thread is the best proof that customer service of some BIG brands is lacking, lacking a lot... their manuals suck all over and their applications look like a script kiddie's work.