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I've been lucky to take delivery in the last few days of a nicely specced system with iCue 4 installed. Problem is, the default cooling profiles literally don't change anything when I click on them which seems a little strange. When I click on the dropdown boxes for the fans and pump (eg quiet, balanced, extreme), the RPMs change but the profiles? Nothing.

Am I misunderstanding the purpose of the cooling profiles, I wonder?

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Can you clarify what device(s) you are trying to control?  Is this a Commander Pro?  Commander Core?

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Thanks for replying.

I've attached a couple of images. It's Commander Pro on one tab with cooling profiles, and H150I Elite LCD on another tab, also with its own cooling profiles. I'm probably stating the bleeding obvious, but Commander Pro is controlling the case fans (x3) while the CPU radiator fans are being controlled by the H150I tab.

I'm running version 4.18.209 of the iCue software.

 

 

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Ok, both a Commander Core (AIO) and Commander Pro. I can see why it’s confusing. 
 

Commander Pro - stay off the presets. They don’t mean the same thing as the Com Core or AIO. However, you can link these back to the cooler. In the C-Pro cooling tab, click + to create a new custom curve. Click one of the the three shape tools in the corner. These match up to the AIO quiet/balance/extreme presets. Then change the sensor to “H150i Temp”. Last change the fans above to the new custom 1 preset. 
 

You can use other variables for control. Gpu temp or motherboard temp are reasonable choices. CPU temp is not. Be aware all of these require active software to fetch the sensor data.  The native source is the temp probes. Those work all the time, software running or not. A rear exhaust temp value works well, but all of these require some experimentation to find the normal range. 
 

Commander Core - All of the above works. The three radiator fans should be H150i temp. The presets should work, but if you prefer to see the data points or make small tweaks to it, you can replicate it just as you did above. 
 

Pump speeds - again with quiet/balanced/extreme and here they have yet another meaning. Pump speeds are fixed and these act like a low/medium/high switch. 

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Do you mean you "can't physically change them" (it's greyed out, non-responsive, etc.) or that you change the fan profile and nothing happens?  Most of the presets are flat below 31C coolant temperature, so on a cold Winter morning you won't see fan response until the CPU temp crossed that threshold.  You might not get there with moderate CPU activity.  You can lower the fan response threshold to a lower temp value, although below 30C I don't see a reason unless you are running a very aggressive overclock with little headroom on temp peaks.  

5 hours ago, spacedyemeerkat said:

I'm using the H150i coolant temp - assume that's the 'right' one?

Correct.

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I'm having the same issue... the cooling presets don't appear to do anything whatsoever — they like dummy buttons, I.e., when clicked nothing at all changes.

To elaborate, although the dropdown lists for each fan work correctly, allowing quiet, balanced, etc, to be set... clicking on any of the cooling presets does Not! change the dropdown selection for any of the fans.

Indeed, the + button preset option adds a new preset, but once again, clicking any of the named presets appears to change absolutely nothing, not directly or indirectly.

As this is my 1st experience with iCue, It's as if the dropdown lists for each fan are perhaps the new way to control/set via named presets, but it was forgotten/overlooked to remove the named presets from the GUI, albeit the + button customised preset should of course remain.

If this isn't the case, and instead those named cooling presets are believed to be working correctly, the please kindly explain what should happen after clicking on any one of them?

Cheers, Gary.

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I am also seeing this issue. Clicking on any of the presets does absolutely nothing. I am a Corsair fan but I find the icue software to be poorly written.

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6 hours ago, GaryDT said:

To elaborate, although the dropdown lists for each fan work correctly, allowing quiet, balanced, etc, to be set... clicking on any of the cooling presets does Not! change the dropdown selection for any of the fans.

CUE 4 does not assign fan profiles in the same way as CUE 3.  CUE 3 was click the preset/curve, then apply to any fans you want to run it.  CUE 4 requires to change the drop down selection for each fan.  All available choices should appear in the drop down, including custom curves.  

 

Clicking on custom curves (left panel) should allow you to edit them.  Clicking on Quiet, Balanced, Extreme, or any Hydro X presets will not display any action.  These values are hidden.  My general advice for most users is to make a copy of the Q/B/E presets from the custom panel so you can see the data points. 

 

1) Create a new custom curve.  Graph appears.  Choose one of the three shape tools in the lower right corner.  Text will appear identifying it as Quiet, Balanced, or Extreme. 

2) Change the sensor value to "H1xx Temp" or your AIO coolant temp name.  

3) Change the name to something logical.  Apply the curve to any fans you want to run it. 


This will let you see the data points, if the fans are correctly following it, and edit any points along the way.  

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