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  1. So, I have the older K95 RGB with 18 Macros, and I'm trying to figure out how to get all the M-buttons to light up at once. While using M1, I'd like M2 and M3 to be light up as well. Is that possible? I can't seem to figure out if it is or how to do it. I'm using the iCUE software to program the lights. Maybe that's the problem? Is doing such a thing not possible with the iCUE? Is it only possible with the older Corsair Utility Engine, since I have an older keyboard? So right no the problem is that while M1 is activated, M2 and M3 lights are off, and I'd like them to be on. Any help will be appreciated, thank you!
  2. Just like everyone else on the Forum, the functions & lights would freeze up after 5-30 minutes of use. I tried everything that people suggested here on the forum. I plugged into 2 USB 2.0 ports on my computer in different orders, I plugged into 1 USB 3.0 and then I plugged into 2 USB 3.0 ports. I tried every possible combination and nothing worked. I tried every port, etc.. I uninstalled the Corsair Software and totally removed my Corsair M65 RGB mouse and K95 RGB keyboard from my system. I then reinstalled everything and made sure that everything was up to date and correct. I started to think that it was a problem with my USB ports on my computer. I have an ASRock Z87 Extreme 3 motherboard with an Intel i74770K Processor. I decided to take the plunge and update the BIOS on my motherboard to the latest version. Same thing, after a few minutes of serious gaming, the keyboard froze again. I was pretty mad! $189 and it freezes!!!! Not happy. I settled on the fact that if I wanted to keep the keyboard and not return it to Best Buy, then I would just have to get used to flipping the Bios USB Polling rate switch on the back of the keyboard to reset it when this would happen. Since it was only a few days since I picked it up at Best Buy, I was really leaning toward just returning the keyboard and getting a Razr Chroma RGB keyboard. I would also return the Corsair M65 RGB mouse that I bought from Microcenter and get a RAZR Chroma Epic mouse so the keyboard and mouse match. This morning, I was reorganizing my cables and doing a little gaming system reorganization. I plugged both K95 RGB USB plugs into my powered USB Hub and the keyboard does NOT freeze anymore!!! It's been over 12 hours of extreme system use and there has been no keyboard freezing or any issues whatsoever. I have extensively used the Corsair Utility engine software to create profiles and modes. I have installed all kinds of Profiles from the forums and had some good NON-freezing fun with the K95 RGB keyboard. At first I had both USB plugs from the K95 RGB plugged into my powered USB hub, then I unplugged 1 and left only the USB Plug with the keyboard icon plugged in. The keyboard is solid. No Freezing. My USB hub is a Roccat Apuri Powered Active USB-Hub with mouse bungee. The power adapter that plugs into the hub is a 5.0 V - 2A power adapter. The box states that this hub has 4 x high-speed USB 2.0 ports (480Mbps each). The output power is 4 x 5V and max 500ma per port. The Roccat Apuri is plugged into 1 USB 3.0 port on the back of my computer and the power adapter is plugged into my APC Surge Supressor powerstrip. I am using 3 of the 4 ports right now. I plugged in my Corsair M65 RGB mouse, 1 USB keyboard plug from the K95 RGB keyboard and a Logitech C310 webcam into the Roccat Apuri hub. 1 open port on the USB hub. No Issues, No freezing, everything works great. My theory is that the Corsair K95 RGB keyboard is very power hungry and not very compatible with many of the USB hardware/drivers out in the wild. Plugging into the generic Roccat Apuri powered USB hub and providing a fresh and clean 500ma power flow to the keyboard has turned this thing into a very nice NON-FREEZING keyboard. I theorize the passthrough USB plug from the previous K95 RGB keyboard was probably deleted on the new version due to possible power drain from whatever was plugged into that port. I'm sure that the onboard Panasonic lighting controller and all the LEDS must use more power than standard USB devices. The inability of most standard USB connections to provide strong power to this device must be causing the lockups and freezing that everyone is experiencing. Hopefully Corsair can fix this problem. If not, a powered USB hub powered by least a 5V 2A power supply is sufficient to keep the K95 RGB operating perfectly without freezing. Get the Roccat Apuri. It's really cool looking. George Cee :D:
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