AMD’s Wraith Prism Cooler is the stock cooler provided with their high-end Ryzen 2000 and Ryzen 3000 series CPUs. If you own one of them and want to change the RGB color on your AMD Wraith Prism cooler, the process is pretty simple.
- You can only control all three RGB lights (ring, logo, and fan) on the Wraith Prism cooler if you plug in ONLY the USB cable into the cooler, not by plugging in both or just plugging in the RGB cable.
- You can use many different software to control the RGB on your AMD Wraith Prism cooler. These include Cooler Master’s Wraith Prism software, motherboard-specific software (Gigabyte RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic Light, etc.), or Razer’s Chroma software.
- To control the RGB of the Wraith Prism cooler on Mac or Linux OS, you will need to use third-party software such as OpenRGB or CM-RGB.
What To Know
You need to know that it is necessary to connect one of the RGB or the USB Type-2 cables provided with the coolers to control the RGB of the cooler.
Three different RGB lights can be controlled on the cooler: the AMD logo, the fan, and the ring. The 12 volt RGB cable will only allow you to control the fan’s RGB, while the USB cable will allow you to control all three RGB lights.
You can’t use both cables simultaneously because, in this case, it will default to the RGB cable and will not allow you to control all the lights on your cooler. Therefore, you need to use only the USB cable.
How To Change AMD Wraith Prism RGB
Now, let’s see how to control the RGB on the Wraith Prism Coolers.
Connecting The USB cable
You need to start by plugging the USB cable into the cooler and removing the RGB cable from the cooler in case it is plugged in.
First, you’ll need to remove the rubber coverings on the USB port on the cooler. Now you can connect the 3-pin USB header into the cooler. Connect the other end of the cable to any one of the USB Type-2 ports on your motherboard.
If you’re looking to remove your AMD Wraith Prism cooler, perhaps to change the thermal paste, you can read our guide on how to remove the cooler.
Changing AMD Wraith Prism RGB On Windows
The best option is Cooler Master’s controller software which is specifically designed for this cooler. It provides loads of customizable options and is very easy to use.
Cooler Master AMD Wraith Prism Software
You can now customize the three different RGB lights through the options provided in each column. You can save your themes as a .SR4 file extension by clicking on “export” at the bottom. Then you can import the same or different themes by clicking import and selecting a .SR4 file.
Motherboard Specific Software
You can also use the software provided for your specific motherboard. Different manufacturers have their own software for this. Following is the list of motherboard-specific software that AMD’s Wraith Coolers support:
Pictured above is the ASUS Aura Sync software through which you can customize the RGB on your AMD Wraith Prism with plenty of available options.
You can’t exclusively control the AMD Wraith Prism RGB through Razer Chroma. However, if you have any Razer peripherals, you can sync their RGB with your AMD Wraith Prism cooler.
Also, if you’re an RGB fanatic, you may need to read our guide on how to connect RGB fans to your motherboard.
Changing AMD Wraith Prism RGB On Linux And Mac
There is no official software from AMD/Cooler Master or the different motherboard manufacturers that work on Linux or Mac. You need to use third-party software to control the RGB of your cooler for these operating systems. Thankfully, there are a lot of options available:
- OpenRGB (supports both Windows, Linux, and Mac and can sync all your RGB peripherals)
- CM_RGB (supports Windows, Linux, and Mac)
- Wraith Master (only supports Linux)
Here, you can see the menu for customizing the RGB in OpenRGB software, with many options available. If you have any other RGB peripherals/components, you can sync these settings with them.
Changing the RGB on your AMD Wraith Cooler is not a difficult process by any means. You just need to make sure you plug in the USB cable provided with the cooler, and you’ll be able to change all three RGB lights on the cooler. There are many software you can use to change the RGB, no matter which operating software you are using.
Frequently Asked Questions
To control the RGB of the ring or logo on your Wraith Prism Cooler, you need to make sure that you plug in ONLY the USB cable into your cooler.
If you’re using Windows OS, then you can use Cooler Master’s Wraith Prism software which is specifically designed to control the RGB on this cooler.
If you’re a Mac or Linux OS user, you can control your cooler’s RGB using third-party software. This includes OpenRGB and CM-RGB.
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