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Why did I ever update to 4.18


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Hello,

I have the full Hydro X custom liquid cooling loop series with 9 QL fans installed. Everything was working fine until updating to the latest version of iCUE 4.18. After the upgrade there are the following two main issues:

 

  1. The fan “Quite” profile had their curve increased to 1500rpm. Is this intentional? The only way for me to restore the old curve and noise levels is to create a new fan profile
  2. The most annoying issue, however, is that whenever win10 lock the screen (either manually or automatically), the RGB and settings would revert to “hardware”. Even after re-login to win wont fix this. Settings can only be restored to the set custom values is by relaunching iCUE.

 

Would appreciate if someone would chime in this.

 

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1) What are you using for your fan controller?  Commander Pro? XT?  The three presets (quiet/balanced/extreme) on the Commander Pro should not be used. It is using cpu temp as the control variable and this is neither effective or pleasing. You may have some very relaxed Hydro X curves in your fan profiles or you can quickly create a suitable curve by clicking + in the cooling to create a custom curve.  Then click on one of the three shape tools in the corner of the newly created graph. These are copies of the three fan profiles for AIO coolers and a good place to start. You will be able to see and move control points, unlike the main presets. Last, you must change the sensor choice to one of your C-Pro temp sensors, like the one you likely connected to the pump/reservoir. Those curves were intended for liquid temp and that is the proper control variable for any water cooled system. I’m not sure if you were on a different curve before or it reset to quiet on the update, but don’t use the generic presets. 
 

2) I don’t typically lock my home pc, but I have not seen any widespread reports of this. It is normal for all your devices to drop into HW Lighting when you lock it and CUE app shuts down. You must re-launch CUE to restore normal lighting. 

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On 12/27/2021 at 3:38 PM, c-attack said:

1) What are you using for your fan controller?  Commander Pro? XT?  The three presets (quiet/balanced/extreme) on the Commander Pro should not be used. It is using cpu temp as the control variable and this is neither effective or pleasing. You may have some very relaxed Hydro X curves in your fan profiles or you can quickly create a suitable curve by clicking + in the cooling to create a custom curve.  Then click on one of the three shape tools in the corner of the newly created graph. These are copies of the three fan profiles for AIO coolers and a good place to start. You will be able to see and move control points, unlike the main presets. Last, you must change the sensor choice to one of your C-Pro temp sensors, like the one you likely connected to the pump/reservoir. Those curves were intended for liquid temp and that is the proper control variable for any water cooled system. I’m not sure if you were on a different curve before or it reset to quiet on the update, but don’t use the generic presets. 
 

2) I don’t typically lock my home pc, but I have not seen any widespread reports of this. It is normal for all your devices to drop into HW Lighting when you lock it and CUE app shuts down. You must re-launch CUE to restore normal lighting. 

Thank you my friend. My fans are connected to a Commander Pro. I've created custom fan/pump profiles with the right sensor selected. It does appear to be performing better now. 

Thanks again 🙂

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