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H100i Pro RGB and LL120 Case fans not detected


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I think i know what the problem is. Its been seven years since i built a computer, so i thought i did all my research. Apparently, my Mini-ITX mobo did not have enough USB headers to plug in both the Lighting node pro AND the H100i Usb plug. The mobo i have only has one USB 2.0 header

 

When i had the lighting node disconnected and the H100i directly plugged into the mobo, ICUE detects it.

 

However, after purchasing a USB header extender and plugging both into it, neither is detected. Well, the H100 was, but after reinstalling to try to get my fans detected, it wasn't there anymore. I think it was only detected still because it was already there. But, i could not change the colors or settings for it. The profile would change but the colors stayed default rainbow.

 

My question is, if i purchase the commander pro, and do the same thing, will that then let them be detected? Because it has USB headers incorporated into it. I just don't see how thats different than the extender i already bought. Will it REPLACE my lighting node pro? Or connect to it.?

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What is this "extender" that you got? Most of the ones that I've seen I question whether they are actually appropriate for use. You need a HUB and yes, the Commander Pro has an internal USB hub. There are other internal hubs available too.

The CoPro would replace the Lighting Node Pro and more - you can control all of your case fans with it.

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https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817116035

 

NZXT Internal USB Hub.

 

Seemed logical to get something that had more USB headers. Plugs right into the Powersupply. Then you plug it into your USB header and it gives you 3 slots to plug into.

 

Anyway, if you think replacing my lighting node pro with the Commander will allow My H100i and my fans to be detected, i'll try it. I would've done that already, but i didn't see a difference in doing this and doing that.

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https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817116035

 

NZXT Internal USB Hub.

 

Seemed logical to get something that had more USB headers. Plugs right into the Powersupply. Then you plug it into your USB header and it gives you 3 slots to plug into.

 

Anyway, if you think replacing my lighting node pro with the Commander will allow My H100i and my fans to be detected, i'll try it. I would've done that already, but i didn't see a difference in doing this and doing that.

 

It should be able to work as is with your NZXT hub. I actually have an NZXT hub and a Commander Pro, with the NZXT connected to the Commander Pro and my Lightning Node Pro into the NZXT. My H100i is plugged into the other USB port on the Commander Pro.

 

I'd just double-triple check that the USB connector to the motherboard has been situated properly on all the required pins. It sounds silly, but sometimes its just a matter of reseating it to ensure a solid connection and with all pins. Your NZXT has a small white power light on it too, just check that you also have a solid connection between the molex connector and your molex wire from your power supply. Sometimes the molex pin likes to pop out slightly.

 

Don't get me wrong, the Commander Pro is a nice piece of kit, but you should be able to connect everything with the NZXT hub you have.

 

Tony

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I've checked it and checked it again, all the RGB lights up, the fans spin, the pump works and they even increase speed when i'm gaming. They just aren't detected by ICUE. Fresh Windows 10 install.

 

The key to what you said is that you have your H100 plugged into the commander. Maybe, because my lighting node and h100 are botth in the nzxt for USB, and that is feeding into the only USB on my mobo, it can't tell? Originally i thought it wouldn't matter...

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So ... that's not an extender. That is a hub. And it does work with the Commander Pro and Lighting Node Pro - I have one as well.

 

Next - you have a Lighting Node Pro. That'd detected by iCUE, correct? If so, check that you have the Lighting Channel configured. iCUE doesn't "detect" what is on each channel - you have to tell it what's on there.

 

It's also entirely possible that the NZXT hub is bad or your cables are bad. While many of us use the NZXT hub with success, all hardware has the occasional failure. But before we assume that, double check all of your connections and make sure that the NZXT hub has adequate power - the molex power connection is required. But since you've plugged the cooler directly into the motherboard and it was connected, it doesn't seem like that cable is bad.

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