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Hi all,

New to this forum and TOTALLY new to rgb. Just downloaded the latest version of icue. Before I had icue the leds were bright and cherry, on a new build! While trying to figure out the program the leds went drab and no fun. I have no clue what I did to cause that and I have even less clue on how to fix it. I read one post somewhere where the writer complained that icue is not intuitive, I have to agree. Would someone please, please point me to a thread where how to set up icue is explained to the clueless. I have commander pro and a lighting node, if that helps.  

Thanks for the help 

 

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1 hour ago, flyingblind said:

I have commander pro and a lighting node,

Lighting Effects tab -> This is where you create the lighting patterns displayed when CUE is running.  + to add a new effect.  Bew effect are automatically applied to all fans or you can selectively apply them with the Fan # tool.  You need to add for each device.

 

Hardware Lighting -> This is where you create the effects displayed when CUE is not running.  Since these have to be saved to the device, the choices are more basic.  You will see this at boot, shutdown, lock screen, or any time you quit CUE.  

 

In older versions of CUE you needed to CTRL + Left Click Drag to select (or de-select) groups of LEDs when applying lighting.  The CUE 4 controls make this easier, but if you plain old left click somewhere within the app window when on the lighting tab, it will instantly de-select all LEDs for the current effect.  This can be frustrating when first start using CUE and your instinct is to click on things.  

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Hi C- Attack thanks for your reply,

I appreciate your taking the time to reply . When I say I am new to rgb I mean NEW! I'm sure you know exactly what you are referring to in your reply, I don't have a clue as to what you are referring to. When I look at my icue home screen at the top I see an icon for the lighting node and an icon for the commander pro. each has different options displayed.  There are categories for lighting set up, lighting channel 1, lighting channel 2, device settings. On the commander there are those options also, plus some others not available on the lighting node screen. On one of the options there is a hand that appears that I can use to "grab" the fan symbol, what is that about? I REALLY do need to start at the beginning, if not even sooner than that. 

Is there a thread thats "icue for dummies"?    

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I am not sure there is a codified location for all CUE resources.  There is a general list of FAQs in this link.  https://help.corsair.com/hc/en-us/articles/4413855827853-What-to-do-if-your-RGB-DIMMs-do-not-show-up-in-iCUE-correctly

 

There also are pinned threads at the top of the most forum sections that discuss common issues.  However, there is a lot of material there.  There also a lot of videos on YouTube, but those are likely to span several different versions of the software and not necessarily the CUE 4 version we are using now.

 

Short Version:

1) You have two lighting controllers - the Commander Pro and Lighting Node Pro.  There very first thing you need to do is tell the software (and me) what is connected to those devices.  Go to the Lighting Set-up page for one of those devices.  

 

What is connected to Channel 1?  If you have 3 "LL fans" and you tell the software LL x 3 and it will generate the correct UI picture for that.  It does not auto-detect what you have, except on Commander Core/XT controllers.

 

Same for Lighting Channel 2.  If nothing is there, you can leave it empty.

 

Repeat the steps for the other controller(s).  The drop down list includes many things like strips and Hydro X custom cooling.  Be aware the program will allow you to lie to it.  If I tell it I have QL fan x 4, it will show me that even if I have 2 LED strips.  

 

 

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After you do the set-up, then you can start adding the lighting effects as described above.  Stick to the presets at first.  Note that static single color effects are hiding in the "custom" category.  You will need to set an effect for each channel that has a device connected to it. If you do not create an effect, it will remain dark/off.  

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ooookay,

Yep, icue is not intuitive, at least not to me. Thanks for the feedback. looks like I have some reading, playing, and button pushing to do. I will take a look at what you have pointed out to me and see what I can make of it. I will be looking at some youtube stuff and see what I can glean from that. 

As number 5 said thanks for the input 🙂 

 

 

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Hi,

I have 6 sp 120mm  fans, these are connected to the lighting node, and that in turn is connected to the commander via usb, msi z490 MBO, 4 pny ram sticks, and 1 led strip that came with the antec case. I've been reading posts and looking at videos related to cue and the ones that I have seen are mostly very specific to a particular component or a very specific problem. All I want to do for now is have the leds be brighter than they are now, and maybe be able to change the pattern without becoming lost in sub, sub folders or sub, sub categories. By the by will cue be able to control the MBO leds, or the pny led's? Any REALLY simple help would be appreciated!  

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It’s doubtful the RAM is going to be controllable through CUE. It may have compatibility with MSI’s dragon center motherboard RGB software, but that in turn may cause issues with CUE. Your RGB strip likely has a “motherboard style” RGB connector made for 4 pins (12v) or 3 pins (5v). It’s possible to run generic strips from CUE but it would need to be connected to a Corsair controller and RGB channel, like on the Commander Pro. 
 

If you want a 1 touch lighting control, use the scenes on the left side of the main CUE tab. These act like a master control for lighting only and will override any current profile settings. However, that’s not going to help you understand how your gear works. 
 

There are brightness sliders in the device settings for each of your controllers, but unless you changed something they should all be at maximum. 

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