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Everything You Need To Know About Running And Operating The Peripheral Management Utility Corsair iCUE On Your PC
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Corsair Gaming, Inc is a well-known American company that produces computer peripherals as well as components such as RAM, SSDs, computer cases, cooling solutions, and speakers.
iCUE is a utility software that you can download for free from the Corsair website that enables you to manage all of the settings for each of your Corsair peripherals and components (assuming they are compatible) in one place. iCUE includes the sort of functions you might find in similar software made by their competitors, such as Roccat Swarm or Logitech G Hub, functions like: managing RGB settings, setting up macros for your keyboard and mouse, and setting up custom profiles specific to certain games. In addition to this though, Corsair iCUE also lets you change the power settings of various internal components, monitor their temperatures, and customize and control the fan and pump speeds of your cooling solutions.
The below guide will go through all of the information you need to know when installing and operating Corsair iCUE on your computer.
MM100 Mouse pad, Void PRO Stereo Headset
Air or Liquid?
2400 RPM (+/- 10%)
Dimensions (with fan/height x width x depth)
276 x 120 x 27mm (radiator)
Headphone frequency response
20 - 20,000 Hz
Mic frequency response
100Hz - 10kHz
Up to 16 hours
Item Dimensions LxWxH
15.63 x 4.71 x 4.71 inches
Max Noise Level (dBa) Rotational Speed (RPM):
24.8 dBA / 1500RPM
120mm/ 120mm x 25mm
398 x 276 x 351mm
2 x Corsair LL120 RGB fans
2 x USB Ports, Aux Input
7.1 Surround Sound?
You can install iCUE similar to how you would most software. Simply navigate to the Download Software page of the Corsair website (which you can find under Support on the bar at the top of the homepage) and click on the latest version of Corsair iCUE which matches your operating system. You will likely be asked if you want to join the Corsair mailing list but you can skip this and download regardless.
Once you’ve downloaded the executable file, open it and then follow the steps of the installation wizard. Once the installation is completed, you can either open the software by clicking on a shortcut or by searching for it in your start menu search bar and then clicking it.
Prior to using Corsair iCUE you should ensure that it is fully up to date. Follow the below steps to do this:
Next to this, there should be a Check for update button. Press this, and if there is a new update iCUE will give you the option to install it.
When you insert a compatible Corsair device into a functioning USB port on your computer, the iCUE software should automatically detect the device and it should become visible on the homepage of the iCUE window, under Devices (see pictured). Clicking on any individual device will show you the options available for it.
The vast majority of Corsair products currently available are compatible with iCUE, though if you have a particularly old piece of kit you may have issues. It’s hard to come by a specific list of compatible / incompatible products from Corsair that is up-to-date, so the best way if you already own the equipment is to just download iCUE and try it out! (It is free after all). If you haven’t yet bought the Corsair product your best bet is just to Google ‘Is X compatible with iCUE?’ and have a read.
If iCUE doesn’t immediately detect your product it doesn’t necessarily indicate it is not compatible. Below is the list of ordered steps you should go through, checking if the component functions at each stage:
If you try all of the above and are sure your device should be compatible yet it is still not working, we recommend you get in touch with Corsair directly.
Custom profiles mean you can save all the various device settings, binds, macros, and RGB setups etc. you have come up with all under one named profile, which you can easily switch to depending on your needs / what game you happen to be playing.
Go through the steps below to create your own custom profile:
Macros are a series of pre-programmed button or key presses which you can bind to a single key or button, allowing you to automatically enact them with a single press of your finger. On Corsair iCUE you can also include delays between each of the button / key presses, allowing you to enact a perfectly timed series of commands in whatever game you may be playing.
See the below steps on how to accomplish this:
Besides the functions located under Macro, there are numerous other customization options you can do within the Actions menu. Simply select one of the below from the drop down menu within Actions (as described above) and tweak the settings to your preference.
If you’re using a Corsair cooler, whether it be an air cooling system or water cooling, you can select it from the home page as you would any other component.
On the left side of the screen you should see a Performance section, under which you can select different RPMs for your fans or Pump speed for your water cooling system.
If you click on Settings on the toolbar at the top of the iCue window, you should see a list of the different peripherals/components at the top underneath the heading Device Settings. From here you can, amongst other settings:
If you click on Settings in the toolbar at the top of the iCue window and scroll to the bottom you should see a section titles iCue Settings. Here you will find a tick box that says Start on system startup. Make sure this is ticked and you should be good to go.
On some occasions, the above method does not work however, either due to a bug in the latest update or some form of conflict with your sustem, in which case you have to manually change the startup settings within Windows. Follow the steps on how to do this below:
The easiest way to do this is to follow the initial recommendation on how to set Corsair iCUE to open on startup above, except this time untick the box. When you next start your computer iCue should not automatically open.
Once again, however, sometimes this does not work for some users. Below are the steps you can take to prevent iCue from opening on startup within Windows settings:
The easiest way to disable Corsair iCue short of removing the program altogether is to close it and make sure that the taskbar icon is gone as well, otherwise right-click on it and hit Close or alternatively press Ctrl+Alt+Delete, open the Task Manager, and close it down from there.
If Corsair iCue fails to open or just stops working altogether there are a few simple things you should check as typically they will resolve the problem:
If none of the above measures resolve the issue then we suggest that you contact Corsair themselves directly.
This has been our Corsair iCUE Software Guide. We hope it has been of use to you and you found any answers you were looking for. If there’s anything else you wish to know, please do leave a comment at the bottom of the page and we will do our best to update it accordingly. Make sure you stick with WePC for the latest How To guides on all things related to PC gaming. If you’re currently stuck using RGB devices from multiple different brands, you might be interested in our OpenRGB guide.