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How To Change The Color Of Corsair RAM? [Detailed Guide]

This guide will teach you how to change the color of your Corsair RAM using presets or custom picks.

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Besides the performance, the aesthetics, cooling, and lighting effects are equally crucial for a nice-looking PC setup. Corsair RAM kits are among the best in the industry in terms of essential aspects like CAS Latency, Frequency, and more. I resorted to the Corsair iCUE software to change the color of my Corsair RAM and other accessories like the keyboard

Key Takeaways
  • Easily manage and control the RGB of all your PC components using Corsair’s iCUE software, even if they are from another manufacturer.
  • iCUE allows users to monitor several components’ temperatures, voltage ratings, and fan speeds.
  • It offers multiple preset murals, effects, and static colors while allowing color customization.

Tip: Besides color-changing, iCUE is a great tool for monitoring RAM voltage, temperature, and fan speed of the RAM, CPU, and GPU.

Choosing Presets

The software comes loaded with presets for a quick color change. The Temperature preset is fantastic for monitoring the temperature. You can dedicate a particular color to when your component’s temperature reaches a certain point.

For instance, when my RAM’s temperature exceeds 80°C, it will automatically change color to Red; thus, I can take measures to control overheating during video editing or overclocking

  1. Get iCUE: Download the iCUE software from Corsair’s website > Launch once installed.
  2. Select Lighting: Select the RAM > Click Hardware Lighting on the left pane to customize your RAM lighting.

    Customizing RAM lighting
    Customizing Corsair RAM Lighting (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  3. Open Presets: Under Lighting Layers, click the + icon to view multiple lighting presets. I like the Color Shift preset at medium speed. You can also customize the colors in any preset.
    Lighting type for Corsair RAM
    Color Presets And Layers (Image By Tech4Gamers) 

Customized Lighting

With a wide array of colors, you can pick multiple combinations for your Corsair RAM to match the aesthetics of your RGB gaming room.

  1. Choose The RAM Stick: For custom static lighting colors, hit the + icon > Static Color > In the Quick Lighting Zone, select the RAM stick to customize. Highlight All to pick all the connected RAMs.
  2. Pick Color: Click on the color box to see an RGB wheel with preset colors and the option to select any custom colors. 
    Customizing Corsair RAM lighting
    Changing RAM Color On RGB Scale (Image By Tech4Gamers) 
  3. Apply Changes: Save the settings once finalized. This is how my Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 3200MHz looked after the customization.
Corsair RAM Red Color
RAM Color Changed To Red (Image By Tech4Gamers) 

Conclusion

I found iCUE very user-friendly and easy-to-navigate software that allowed me to manage different aspects of my PC components for customization and maintaining health. Moreover, the whole process barely took me five minutes. 

Unlike a few software where you need to restart your PC or the software every time to apply the changes, Corsair’s iCUE saved me from that hassle. So, if you plan on buying Corsair RAM for its RGB capabilities, I recommend utilizing this tool for efficient customization.


Frequently Asked Questions

Does Corsair’s iCUE Software Control All RGB?

Corsair’s iCUE software can control the RGB of Corsair’s products and other components. So, if you own an ASUS motherboard and GPU and have Corsair RAM, you can change the lighting of the motherboard and graphics card with iCUE.

Will Having The iCUE Software Affect My Gaming Performance?

Having the software open in the background shouldn’t affect your gaming performance much unless you have minimal RAM and a slow processor.

Is There Other Software Besides Corsair’s iCUE That Can Manage RGB?

If you don’t want to use Corsair’s iCUE software, you can try using the free OpenRGB software to control and manage your RGB settings.


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