Better Together: Controlling ASUS RGB Graphics Cards and Motherboards in iCUE

System builders are well aware of the components produced by our friends over at ASUS. If you’ve got ASUS RGB components like a graphics card or motherboard, you can sync their RGB lighting together with the rest of your CORSAIR gear using the CORSAIR iCUE software!

First you’ll need to have your ASUS motherboard and graphics card properly set up while having the latest versions of ASUS Armoury Crate and CORSAIR iCUE installed on your PC.

The process is the same for both components so follow these steps to customize your RGB lighting effects. We’ll use the motherboard setup process as the example.

  1. Open up iCUE and click on the ASUS motherboard icon that should be listed on your profile home interface and select the Lighting Effects tab on the left hand side.
  2. Click the “+” button in the Lighting Layers panel to create a new lighting layer and you’ll see a couple additional panels pop up for additional configuration options.
  3. Every motherboard and graphics card will have different RGB lighting zones, some more or less than others. You can select and deselect the lighting zones you want to customize by clicking on them to see if they are highlighted or not.
  4. The Lighting Type panel will show you a list of lighting effects you can choose from. You can pick one of our preset effects, customize your own, or use the Lighting Link effects to sync all your iCUE-compatible devices on your PC.
  5. The third panel will allow further customization by changing the speed or direction of your lighting effects. Not all effects will have this so it will depend on which effects you choose in the Lighting Type panel.
  6. Additionally, you may add multiple lighting layers in the first menu and apply them to any of your lighting zones for more complex effects.
  • CORSAIR iCUE can control the 12V RGB header on a supported motherboard, however, 5V ARGB header control can only be done through ASUS Armoury Crate.
Video tutorial on customizing ASUS motherboard RGB through CORSAIR iCUE 4.

For supported ASUS graphics cards, you can follow the same steps that we covered for configuring motherboard lighting. Here is a video tutorial on our CORSAIR LAB channel.

Video tutorial on customizing ASUS graphics cards RGB through CORSAIR iCUE 4.

Most supported ASUS graphics cards will only have one lighting zone to customize. You can however add multiple layers in the Lighting Effects menus to that single zone in order to create more complex lighting effects.

If you need additional help with setting up your ASUS graphics card or motherboard in CORSAIR iCUE or if you want to join the discussion about CORSAIR iCUE integrations or hardware in general, check out our communities over on Reddit, Discord, or the CORSAIR User Forums!

Updating the HS75 XB Firmware

The CORSAIR HS75 XB WIRELESS gaming headset features full wireless integration with Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S game consoles.

Occasionally new firmware updates are released to improve this user experience, so we’ve put together a quick guide to help you update your headset and get back to gaming!

Prerequisites:
HS75 XB gaming headset
• USB-A to USB-C cable
• PC with the latest version of the CORSAIR iCUE Software

Step 1:
Connect the HS75 XB gaming headset to your PC using the headset’s included USB-A to USB-C cable, the USB-C side connects to the headset while the USB-A side will connect directly to an open port on your system (avoid connecting through a USB hub or dock).

Step 2:
Open the CORSAIR iCUE Software and mouse over the tile for the HS75 XB headset, click on “DEVICE SETTINGS”.

Step 3:
Click on the “UPDATE” button to begin the update process. Do not unplug or power down the HS75 XB while it is updating!

Step 4:
Once the update is finished, disconnect the USB cable. You’ll now need to re-pair your headset to your Xbox.

Step 5:
Start your Xbox console back up and begin the pairing procedure by pressing the connect button on the console (this button will be in a different location depending on your Xbox One / Series X|S model)

Step 6:
With the HS75 XB turned off, press and hold the power/pairing button on the headset for 10 seconds. A “Headset Assigned” confirmation will appear on your screen once the HS75 XB has been paired with your Xbox console.

Closing Thoughts

And that’s it for updating your HS75 XB WIRELESS gaming headset, for more information on how to set up your headset on an Xbox console, check out this video:

To join the conversation about the HS75 XB WIRELESS or our other gaming headsets, join our communities over on the CORSAIR User Forums, Reddit, or Discord!

Design Your Own Custom Loop

For a beginner, designing a custom loop can be a daunting task. The CORSAIR Hydro X Series Custom Cooling Configurator takes the guess work out of picking compatible hardware for your PC, making it easy to configure a full custom loop of your own!

If you’d like to see the Hydro X Series Custom Cooling Configurator in action, we’ve put together a video guide to take you through the entire loop configuration process!

And once you’ve gotten all the hardware for your loop, check out our Hydro X video series with detailed installation and setup videos for everything from installing a water block to cutting/bending tubing, and even filling your loop!

To join the discussion about CORSAIR Hydro X Series custom cooling components, join our community over on the CORSAIR User Forums, Reddit, and Discord!

Preparing for the Next Generation of Memory

DDR4 memory has had a great run with our excellent kits like our DOMINATOR PLATINUM RGB, VENGEANCE RGB PRO SL, and VENGEANCE LPX offering high performance and outstanding looks. With that said, DDR5 memory is on the horizon, bringing with it some key improvements for your current and future computing needs.

What is DDR5?

Better, faster, and more efficient! DDR5 aims to raise the cap on memory speed and capacity in a big way, pushing bandwidth up to 51 GBps (for DDR5-6400 at the time of writing).

And raising the theoretical capacity of a single stick of RAM up to a whopping 128GB!

Why Do We Need DDR5?

More bandwidth allows for more efficient use of the memory bus in systems with high core count CPUs while the denser capacities will allow your system to tackle even more at once which is great for streaming and content creation (just to name a few applications).

When is DDR5 Coming?

Soon™! The industry is hard at work on bringing the next generation of memory to a desktop near you and we’ve been in the memory game for a long time. We’re excited to share more about DDR5 in the coming months so keep an eye out for more details from our social channels! In the meantime, we’ve put together this primer to help get you up to speed on DDR5.

To join the discussion about CORSAIR memory products, join our community over on the CORSAIR User Forums, Reddit, and Discord!

Better Together: SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS Multipoint

We first introduced SLIPSTREAM CORSAIR WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY on mice with the HARPOON RGB WIRELESS, keyboards with the K57 RGB WIRELESS, and headsets with the VIRTUOSO RGB and VIRTUOSO RGB SE.

An additional benefit to SLIPSTREAM CORSAIR WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY is the ability to connect multiple devices to a single wireless receiver using SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS Multipoint.

To get started, update to the latest version of CORSAIR iCUE, at the time of writing this would be version 4.12 or newer (which you can download directly from our website). Before we proceed, we strongly recommend connecting your peripherals and wireless receivers directly to your system and temporarily disabling any third-party RGB software throughout this process.

Now update the firmware for all your peripherals that you intend to connect via SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS Multipoint (if any firmware updates are available).

Then navigate to the “Connections” tab for the wireless receiver that came with your mouse or keyboard (you can choose the receiver for either).

If you intend to use a SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS headset like the VIRTUOSO RGB or VIRTUOSO RGB SE, you’ll need to select the VIRTUOSO wireless receiver instead.

Click the “PAIR” button to add additional devices in Multipoint mode for this wireless receiver. Note that this button will only be enabled when you have a compatible combination of peripherals connected, such as a mouse and keyboard, headset and keyboard, headset and mouse, or all three connected to your system.

You’ll be advised to connect all peripherals and the receiver you wish to pair them to directly to your system’s USB ports. Avoid connecting your devices through a USB hub, dock, or extension.

Each device should be connected via USB cable and switched to USB mode.

Once all devices are connected via USB and are in USB mode, the pairing process will begin, don’t unplug or switch modes on any of these peripherals.

Once complete, you can remove all USB cables and switch your devices back to wireless mode.

And you’ll now see currently paired devices in the “CONNECTIONS” tab for your wireless receiver.

And on the iCUE 4 homescreen, you’ll notice icons indicating the paired devices on the tile for your primary wireless receiver so you can quickly see what’s connected at a glance. If you still have the wireless receivers for your other peripherals connected still, you can remove them from your system and store them in a safe place should you ever need to use them again in the future.

For additional information about SLIPSTREAM CORSAIR WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY Multipoint, we’ve put together a comprehensive FAQ over on the CORSAIR User Forums. To join the discussion, check out our communities over on the CORSAIR User Forums, Reddit, and Discord.

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