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  1. hello everyone i just got a new corsair rm850x white power supply. and need to ask a question about the ATX cable and the CPU cable. i am new to building after many years of a laptop. i see the ATX cable connects to my motherboard 24 pin. but at the PSU it has 2 separate connectors. do these have to both be plugged in or just one? also the 8 pin cpu which of the 8 pin connectors does it need to be plugged into or do i plug it into a free one? again i am new at these advanced PSUs. any help is appreciated. thanks everyone StormChaser
  2. Hello 👋 Hoping someone can shed some light on my problem I have been experiencing with the iCUE software. For the past month my computer has been experiencing lag in games and streaming. I had discovered very high cpu usage while running iCUE software. Even after a shut down the cpu would be pegged at 100% before running any programs. Uninstalling and reinstalling would sometimes seem to fix the problem but it would always start back up soon after. I could tell when it would be acting up because my idle temp would sit at 50c. After uninstalling the software the computer runs fine with an idle temp of 30c with 1-2% cpu usage after booting. I’m dissapointed I can not run the software that ties all my Corsair products together. This is a new build with minimal software installed mainly used for gaming. P.S. I have a feeling it could be problem with iCUE conflicting with some other monitoring software. The only other installed is MSI’s Dragon Center, Intel extreme tuning and MSI afterburner. Thanks in advance for and advice / help
  3. Hey hope someone from Corsair sees this cause this finally got me to create an account :o: first some information, I have been using icue for over 2 years now and hadn't really had any problems before.. normally my ICUE CPU load is 2,5% when idle and that is with the following connected. K95 PLATINUM DARK CORE SE VOID PRO WIRELESS MM800 RGB POLARIS ST100 RGB COMMANDER PRO LIGHTNING NODE PRO LS100 STARTER KIT 6 x LL120 FANS 4 X LED STRIPS 4 LONG LIGHT STRIPS AND 4 SHORT LIGHT STRIPS so with all that my normal idle ICUE CPU load is 2,5% when i plug the Nexus into my k95's usb hub my ICUE idle cpu load is 20% that is crazy! so from 2% to 20% i have tried plugging the hub cable from the K95 in usb 3.0 port usb 2.0 port usb 3.0 hub it's all the same... load on 20% if i take the nexus and plug it directly into my machine and not in the k95 hub then the usage drops from 20% to 11% so that's half of the raised load, still crazy but alot better, so it doesn't look like the K95 platinum hub can't handle it with the current load, maybe a firmware upgrade to the keyboard can fix this if not directly related to the nexus firmware or icue software. but right now i can't use it cause the CPU usage with it plugged in will never be that low so my machine can idle... it would be nice with a quick fix... it would be nice, as someone else said in another post that we could be able to control the refresh.. from 24 maybe all the way down to 1, that would work for most of my usage with it. my CPU is a Intel Core i5 8600K (running stock) i would love to provide more info and help if needed to get this fixed or else i would have to return it :( running K95 Plat firmware version 3.21.28 Nexus firmware version 2.2.5 icue 3.31.81 all other icue related stuff is also running the newest firmware.
  4. Hi there, Just finished installing the H100i RGB Platinum and everything seems to be working fine except for the RGB on the CPU cooler itself. I plugged in mini-usb cable to the CPU cooler and the other end into JUSB1, and connected the SATA power directly to 550w PSU. Additionally, the connected fans on the radiator are spinning fine along with the RGB for them working as well. Despite this, the RGB for CPU cooler itself is not turning on. Mind you, I have yet to even install windows on the PC so I have not tried to set it up with iCUE. Can anyone help? Thanks.
  5. The temp on my i7-7700k when in the BIOS is typically around 37°C and about 50°C when idling on my desktop, not too sure if these temps are too high. I first experienced a problem when trying to emulate a game and my PC crashed after about 2 hours of it running. I tried the game again while monitoring my CPU temps, and they were hitting 100°C or near that on all cores. I thought it might just be an issue with the game, but I got near identical temps when I tested Rise of the Tomb Raider (both games running in 1440p). I checked the water temp of my AIO when playing Rise of the Tomb Raider and it only slowly works its way up from its idle 27-28°C to the low 30s. The RPM of the pump and fan seemed normal the whole time, just the speed at which the water rises. This was with the stock thermal paste that comes pre-applied on the H115i. I changed out the thermal paste to see if something was wrong with that, or if I had poorly installed the AIO, yet I'm still getting the same results; my CPU temps immediately jump to the 90s under heavy load. Same thing happened when I tested prime95. When playing less intensive games my temps are still reaching the upper 70s and even into the 80s. I reset my BIOS to see if this changed anything, but my temps still remained the same as before. This seems way to hot for an AIO from what I've seen on the internet, so I'm not sure if this is a problem with my AIO or with the CPU itself.
  6. Hi! I have the H80i GT in my rig since 5 years cooling my 4790k. I just moved to a new household, transporting the computer carefully. However now I suddenly have problems with frequent Blue screens which I now know are because of CPU overheat. When I run the computer at idle the temps stay around 40-50 degrees C, much higher than Before. And when I runt games it goes up to 90-100 degrees and krasches. Corsair LINK says the pump is running at 3000rpm. When I feel the pump hoses one is really warm and the other is like room temp Cold. The radiator is not warm at all and the air flowing through it is not warmt either. What do you guys Think. Do I need to replace the cooler? Any Point in changing the cooling paste? Anything else? Suck to buy a new cooling unit if it doesnt solve the problem. Thanks Kristian
  7. Hi all, please bear with me as I am kind of computer illiterate and might not explain this properly. My brother just built my computer for me for Christmas. I am a game developer, so I needed a computer that can handle a LOT. And it does!(the specs are on my profile, but I don't know if they should be copied over to here) It renders and plays high-demand games with no issue at all. It's been running perfectly for about 3 weeks now. I went to use it today to write a word document, and I noticed my fans (water-cooled) were running quite loudly. I checked CPU usage and it was bouncing between 20 and 70% non-stop even with nothing open and no background processes. I shut down iCue for the heck of it, and lo and behold, it solved the spiking. I tried to reinstall iCue with the newest version, but I had the same spikes start happening, iCue kept freezing and saying "not responding" and at some point, my GPU usage fell to 0 and my screen blanked out for a second. As of right now, I no longer have iCue installed and it hasn't had performance issues since uninstalling it. I'd like to have it installed, and really there's no reason my CPU can't handle it. My CPU usage is staying at a fairly level 5% with chrome and discord open, and the fans are nice and quiet. The last time I had used it before this time it was running just fine, so I really have no clue what could be happening. Any help would be appreciated and I'm sorry if I sound like an idiot :[pouts:
  8. I recently purchased a Corsair One Elite, running the 8700K. I have also had an offer for a very very reasonably priced 9700K, so reasonably priced that I would be able to sell the 8700K, used and be in profit so I very intrestd in possibly switching out the 8700K to the 9700K, enjoying the slight speed increase and making a bit of money in the process. My issue is with motherboard comparability. Looking at CPU-Z it seems to show the motherboard as a 'Z370I CORSAIR ONE (MS-7B43)', which when googling comes up as the MSI Z370I Gaming Pro Carbon AC, which states it should support the 9th gen processor in question however I would like to confirm before going ahead as the board is quite obviously running custom software / bios and seems to have the top VRM heatsink removed for space saving reasons. The bios version is 2.CA and dated as 06/25/2018. Is this a custom BIOS version for the corsair one? Would the Motherboard be compatible with the 9700K? Or is this a board specifically modified and locked for the one CPU?
  9. Hey guys, I'm wondering if any of you have found success with overclocking the i165. What I mean is if you've gotten significantly more performance out of it, because I tried and did not achieve more than some inconsistent 2% ish boosts in CPU speed and, perhaps, a few frames more per second from the GPU at the expense of a lot more fan noise (though still at full volume it wasn't a big deal - i just think that the tradeoff of silence for a few less frames is worth it). Jake
  10. Where the tubes connect to the pump - I noticed that the tubes are able to pivot from that location (i.e. move in a 45 degree angle). Is this the way it's supposed to be? I'd love a answer because I'm nervous about installing it - that, and I have to wait two days because this CPU cooler requires the original retention brackets.... Please advise.
  11. My problem is that i don't know if i should set the sensor to my h150i pro, CPU or graphicscard temp. Whatever i choose, setting the rpm mode to quiet it runs at 1500 rpm which is terrible loud. Now i am asking myself what custom curve should i use and where to get the temps from. Thank you.
  12. Hey, I just made my first water cooled build and I'm a bit worried about the CPU temperature on idle. config: Cooler: H115i pro installed on top, in pull configuration CPU: i7-8700K MB: Asus Z390-E gaming Ram: 2x32GB Case: Define R66 Front: 2 intake fans Back: 1 Exhaust (room temp around 20°) I haven't installed any IOS yet so I can't stress test it, but just checking the BIOS, the CPU runs at around 50-54° and I feel like it's already way high. I applied a normal amount of thermal paste and the pump should be installed properly. Again, I'm pretty noobish, so I'll take any info! Thanks!
  13. Hello. My simple question : Can i use with this Psu pins > for two cables for my morherboard Cpu plugs (2x 4+4pin EPS 12v) and leave one 8pin for GPU ? As i can see on the psu itself ,it says: ,,6+2 pin PCIE & 4+4 pin CPU”. Thanks!
  14. CorsairLink had this option to set fans at maximum when CPU reached certain temp. That option was useless, why? because I had to restart it manually when CPU temps dropped and it was really annoying. What I want from iCUE is to set fans at maximum if CPU temp reached 80 and it should go back to normal state when temp reaches below 80. I know radiator fans should be set according to Water pump temp but CPU temp is also important, if it reaches 80 I will know that something is wrong :!:. It could be a power virus or pump failure etc. Where is this feature? if this feature does not exist please add it, thanks :) --- Edit: Please also add Step-up and Step-down option. for example Step-up of 2 seconds means if CPU temp went 80 for more than 2 seconds, then set fans to max. and similarly Step-down of 2 seconds means if CPU temp was below 80 for more than 2 seconds go back to normal state.
  15. So Icue currently has a readout for your CPU load and temp, and gpu temp. Wouldn't it be nice if we had a per core load readout? Or here is a big one that I cant believe was missed, GPU core load! :eek: On the subject of Icue, can we get some custom brackets for the dashboard? Like I pull ALL my temps out from there brackets and It would be nice to have a bracket filled with Just Temps, and another filled with Fan RPM's another for Load's (GPU and CPU) and voltages. On a side note has anyone had an issue with Icue randomly stopping, disconnecting devices (In my case my M65 RGB and MM800 and some of my HD120's) and then reconnecting like nothing happen? No joke, when I plug my MM800 and M65 into 2 specific USB ports on the back of my Mobo that happen, interestingly I switched them to the 2 ports above those, and everything has been butter smooth...
  16. Unsure if I am missing something or just gone overkill, I installed a H100i V2 for the cpu - works fantastic then since my GPU gets 70-80 I bought a NZXT mount and installed another Hv100i V2 - yeah yeah probably overkill, but heres my problem the LINK software doesn't pick up that I have 2 separate H100i has anyone done something similar and if so how did you get around it I need to be able to set custom fan/pump for each cooler - is it possible? What am i missing - TIA
  17. Mein Problem ist das, sobald ich mein Mauspad(MM800) einstecke meine CPU Belastung von 3% auf 16% steigt. Wenn ich iCUE(neuste Version) clean neu installiere läuft alles gut aber sobald ich den PC dann neu starte fängt dasselbe Problem wieder an. Hoffe jemand kann mir weiterhelfen.
  18. I just installed a new H100i v2 on my old I7-980x. Let me preface this by saying the system ran flawless for 8 years prior to installing the H100i v2, with the exception of swapping out the old PSU for a Corsair RM1000i a few years ago. Basically, I just wanted a less noisy cooling system. The Intel stock fan cooler was getting loud. Please note: ignore my current PC specs on my bio they’re for my new PC. The I7-980X is on an Asus P6X58 mobo, GPU is an EVGA 680 Classified, 24GB Corsair Vengeance ram, and PSU Corsair RM1000i. So now since I’ve installed the H100i the PC always takes 3 attempts before it will boot. It will attempt to start twice then shut down until the 3rd try where it will successfully boot into Windows. I only have to push the power button once then it does the rest on its own. Also the PC will randomly shutdown anywhere from 5 - 60 minutes after it has been running. The H100i is also making a strange chirping like noise that my H150i does not make. When I installed the H100i I cleaned the CPU thoroughly, however I did not reseat the CPU. When I tightened the CPU standoff screws connecting the cooler to the CPU I used a Phillips head, but didn’t tighten it a tight as possible. I also used the default CPU paste that came on the cooler bracket. I would like to mention the tempts on the CPU are fine. I ran Cinebench twice with no issues. Any ideas what may be causing the issue with 3 attempts to start before boot and the random crashes? Thank you for your assistance!
  19. I installed LL RGB fans with the Corsair Link software system and noticed stuttering and high CPU usage while it runs in the background. To get around this, I've created a windows PowerShell script which sets the two process priorities to their lowest levels which runs every time my machine starts up. Maybe this will help someone else too. Script Pseudocode: Store a log file with full path in a variable Store both corsair processes in variables Set maximum number of try attempts try to get the first process while the process is not found, try again until max try attempts is reached, sleeping for 2 seconds after each try if the process is found, set its priority to "idle", otherwise log that the process was not found reset try and repeat same logic for second corsair process. Below is the script and how to install it: Open a blank notepad document and paste the code below. Save the file as myscript.ps1 in the a safe place that won't get deleted (a folder in your documents, perhaps). You may have to change the file type from .txt to "all files". $outFile = "C:\Users\[b][color="red"]<USER>[/color][/b]\Documents\[b][color="red"]<CUSTOM_FOLDER>[/color][/b]\customlog.txt" $now = (Get-Date).ToUniversalTime() "Starting corsair priority droop: $now" > $outFile $CorsairP1 = "CorsairLink4" $CorsairP2 = "CorsairLink4.Service" $maxtrys = 20 #try to get process number 1 $process = Get-Process -Name $CorsairP1 -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue $trys = 0 while(!$process -And $trys -le $maxtrys) { "$CorsairP1 not found: $trys" >> $outFile $trys++ Start-Sleep -s 2 $process = Get-Process -Name $CorsairP1 -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue } if($process) { "$process found after try [$trys]" >> $outFile $process.PriorityClass = 'IDLE' "$process set to IDLE" >> $outFile } else { "$process did not start in time" >> $outFile } #try to get process number 2 $trys = 0 $process = Get-Process -Name $CorsairP2 -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue while(!$process -And $trys -le $maxtrys) { "$CorsairP2 not found: $trys" >> $outFile $trys++ Start-Sleep -s 2 $process = Get-Process -Name $CorsairP2 -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue } if($process) { "$process found after try [$trys]" >> $outFile $process.PriorityClass = 'IDLE' "$process set to IDLE" >> $outFile } else { "$process did not start in time" >> $outFile } Replace <USER> with your windows username Replace <CUSTOM_FOLDER> with a folder where you'd like the script log to be saved. Assign the script in the Local Group Policy Editor From the start menu search " Edit Group Policy" In the console tree, click Scripts (Startup/Shutdown) . The path is Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Scripts (Startup/Shutdown) . In the right window pane, double-click Startup. Choose the PowerShell Scripts tab at the top, click Add. Click Browse and find for the myscript.ps1 script file you saved above. Click Ok, then Ok again to close the "Startup Properties" box. Close the Local Group Policy Editor, you're done. Restart and check the log file to make sure both processes were found and their priority levels were lowered. You can also verify the script worked by checking their priorities in the Task Manager (right click each corsair process, click "go to details", click "set priority", see that it is at its lowest value) Resources: Assign Computer Startup Scripts How to Write and Run PowerShell Scripts
  20. Let me first start off by saying that I'm a complete novice when it comes to PC building - this will be my first ever build. It's been something that I've been wanting to do for a long time, but haven't had the financial resources to do so. I'm pretty nervous as this is going to be a pretty expensive machine. I'm trying to figure out my cooling setup, but I'm just so lost. Basically, I'm wondering if I need any extras (besides the Corsair Commander Pro included in my parts list) to get the following Corsair products working together? 1x H150i Pro CPU cooler 6x LL120 RGB fans 4x RGB LED lighting strips My parts list is here.
  21. This had never happened before. I have had my computer for more than 1 year and a half, 3 days ago, after using my computer for hours I powered it off, ~5 min later I turn it on again and PC started being really loud, fans were maxed out... I could see temps from mobo temp sensor LED reaching 100 celsius degrees :eek: ! After some attemps trying to figure out what it was I decided to wait, like 15-30 min. When I came back I switched on the computer and... it worked fine as it should be :biggrin: . I've been motorizing performance since then and everything looks working perfectly: Temps in idle: When rendering or gaming it can reach 60/65 celsius degrees. No matter how many hours or time I'm working on my pc, temperatures are ok. The problem appears when I power off and switch on the computer in a short period of time. Some hours ago it happened again, exactly the same thing, same situation. I waited ~ 15 minutes and it worked again, looks like it has to "rest". I know it has almost no sense. It's not an OS issue. I unplugged the HDD the first time to discard, on BIOS same temps too. I'm really concerned about this issue, I didn't find any revelant information on the internet, that's why I'm asking. (Sorry about my english)
  22. Hello everyone, I am new here. A month ago I upgraded my old pc to the 1700x. I replaced all the components beside the ssd, hhd, power and gpu. These are the specs: Amd 1700x Asus prime x370 pro corsair vengeance lpx 2x16 gig CMK32GX4M2A2400C14 msi gtx 970 650 w power coolermaster I use my pc for productivity work like 3d rendering, premiere, afx, etc. The pc was rebuild by an company. At first I already had issues with stability. When doing normal tasks there was not a problem. Even running cpu tests like aida64 it was very stable. But when I began to render in afx, I began to have bsod. In the errors I had the understanding that it could have been the memory. I did memtest and everything was good. Then because of another person on the internet suggested to lower the clock speed of the memory. So I did. It is now 1866. That fixed the problem. After working for a month everything was smooth. Last week I got a bsod again. I did a memtest again and on test 7 there were 56 errors. Then I thought this is not good. So I looked on this forum and then I saw the compatibility thread. I saw that only the C16 series are compatible. But on the asus site there is also the C14 in the qvl list. So my question is, is the C14 versions of corsair memory compatible with the ryzen cpus? I hope someone can help me with this.
  23. So I'm building an i5 7600K with a GTX 1080 Ti on a Corsair Crystal 460X Case. Should I go for: - Corsair H60 - Corsair H80 - Corsair H100i V2 ( Does it fit into the Crystal 460X RGB? ) - CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO/LED - Cryorig H5 - Any specific Noctua? like NHD-14 maybe? I'm not planning to overclock that i5 much, maybe at 4.9-5Ghz is enough for me. Thanks in advance.
  24. Hallo, habe eine H110i GTX seit einem Jahr laufen jetzt ist mir bei einem Umbau ein Schlauch locker geworden und hat nun schön langsam nach unten getropft (Kühlung ist oben im Deckel verbaut) auch ein teil der anderen Komponenten sind betroffen. Der Pc ließ sich starten hat aber nach ein paar Sekunden brach er ab. Ich haben nun die Kühlung ausgebaut und den besagten Schlauch abgezogen kann ich diese Kühlung nun weiterverwenden in dem man sie wieder befüllt? Ich habe nun versucht den PC ohne Kühlung zu starten aber dies gelingt nicht, er startet aber nach ein paar Sekunden ist wieder alles Dunkel. Könnte es möglich sein das die CPU einen Schaden davongetragen hat? Merci!
  25. Hello, I would like to water cool my GTX 1080 FTW card. I already have a Corsair H100i for my CPU, and that is being used for the top of the case. I'm also still using the front 200mm case fan, so that just leaves the top-rear fan slot open. My question is, will I be able to use the AIO EVGA cooling kit and use that fan for the top-rear part of my case, or even a single fan Corsair cooler?
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