Need help setting up fan lighting and cooling in the new iCUE? We have a video and a written guide to help you out.
Please note that these instructions only apply when iCUE is updated to version 4.9.388 or newer.
- Video instructions
- Setting up lighting
- Adding lighting layers
- Setting up hardware lighting
- Setting up cooling
Setting up lighting
To set up fan lighting:
- Hover your mouse cursor over your fan or lighting controller.
- Click Lighting Setup.
- In the Setup Lighting Channel section, select your fan type and the number of fans connected to the lighting channel.
- You can drag and drop the fans in the preview section to reorder the fans to match your system configuration.
Adding lighting layers
When adding a lighting layer to your fans, you can apply the lighting effects to all lighting zones or select individual lighting zones to apply the effect to.
When using the preview to select lighting zones, you can click and drag to select specific lighting zones, or press the CTRL key and click a lighting zone to select it.
To add and customize lighting layers:
- Click Lighting Channel on the left menu.
- Click the + button in the Lighting Layers section to add a new lighting layer.
- Select the lighting effect that you want to apply.
Setting up hardware lighting
If you want your fans to have specific lighting when iCUE is not running or when your system is in sleep mode, you can set the lighting effects by clicking Hardware Lightings Channel in the left menu.
Hardware lighting effects are saved to your lighting controller.
If you want your fans to have no lighting when your system is turned off, select Static Color in the Lighting Type section and set the RGB values to 0.
Setting up cooling
If your fans are connected to an iCUE-compatible controller, you can click Cooling in the left menu to set up how you want your fans to run.
Click the menu button on each fan tile to select a cooling preset for the fan.
If you want to create your own cooling profile, click the + button in Cooling Presets. You can choose whether you want a fixed percentage, fixed RPM, or a custom curve. If you select the custom curve, use the Fan Curve section to set your desired curve and tie it to a temperature sensor in your system.