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Use iCue with AuraSync, one and not the other? Neither?


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I'm new to the whole ARGB world, and have a new build with Corsair Pro ARGB ram and an Asus B550-i motherboard with an argb fan header that I have connected to ARGB fans (via a controller).

 

What do I do to get things setup? I have Asus Armourycrate installed for AuraSync and AuraSync creator, and Corsair iCue. To sync up my ARGB fans with my Corsair ARGB ram, do I just ditch iCue and go full-on AuraSync?

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I believe B550 will force you to use Armory Crate and not the predecessor Aura. CUE can engage the MB lighting sections and 12v RGB headers, but if you are using the 5v D-RGB headers for your fans, you will want Armory Crate in control. Make sure the "enable plugins" box in CUE settings is unchecked.

 

I have not used Aura/AC to control the RAM lighting before. If the results are satisfactory with AC and that is the only device you are using CUE to control, then that makes it easy. Otherwise, you only need CUE for the RAM.

 

Also note the RAM has a "hardware lighting mode" that is drops into when the CUE software is not running. Even if the AC does not do what you want, you can still use CUE to set the colors (or turn it off 0,0,0. You can enable hardware mode by going to the device settings for the RAM and unchecking "enable full software control". When in this state, you set the preset you want and the software writes it to the device. The choices will be more limited than when the software can run the patterns.

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Thanks for the response.

 

iCue can control the ram, and AC controls the mobo headings, but the kicker is I want all of the ARGB linked together. I think I need to ditch iCue to make sure AC can run on its own and control the ARGB element of the ram. I will test and get back to you!

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If it's Corsair RGB RAM, then it is controlled by CUE. The only way to force Asus control would be to completely uninstall the CUE software and I don't know how that will turn out. The plugin allows CUE to piggy back on Asus lighting service and allow control of the MB and select GPU lighting zones from within CUE. Unchecking does not make a Corsair product part of another brand's system. Corsair products will always be Corsair controlled when CUE is installed.
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I only tinkered with Creator for a short while. On my system where I am letting CUE take control over the MB, it makes more sense to run the smaller, lighter Aura package. I did not figure out Creator in the time I had it running. Someone else here may be more familiar with it.
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I got the RGB ram now showing up in AC, but Aura Creator that launches within the lighting effects are, cannot see the RGB ram. Have you successfully done this via Aura Creator?

 

You really should be referring these sort of inquiries to Asus. We aren't going to be able to assist with third-party software.

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