Today, like it or not, almost all PC components and peripherals have RGB lighting; This lighting can look great on many desks, but the reality is that not everyone likes it, especially if you are one of those people who has a PC in the room and leaves the PC on at night. So what can you do if you want turn off all RGB lighting? In this article, we tell you.
At first it was just the mice and keyboards, and later the lighting also included the fans. The reality is that today, even many SSDs already have RGB lighting (or A-RGB, which is the same for that matter), not to mention liquid-cooled AIO heatsinks or RAM memory, turning your PC almost into a disco, especially if you don’t make everything work in sync.
Can you turn off all RGB lighting on your PC?
The answer to this question is yes, but with some conditions. First of all, you have to have all the lighting in sync somehow, mostly via software, although obviously the hardware device needs to be compatible with the software in question. Fortunately, most components are compatible with the motherboard’s RGB software, although in this case you must also make sure that you have everything connected to it to be able to control it.
Of course, there are many users who are fans of a specific brand, and if for example you have all (or most) of your CORSAIR brand devices, you can use its unified software, iCUE, to turn on, control and of course turn off all PC RGB lighting. There are some components that this brand does not manufacture, such as the motherboard, but fortunately there are «addons» that can be installed to be able to configure it from the same software as well.
With all this, what we want to tell you is that, if you want to be able to turn all the RGB lighting on your PC on and off easily, the ideal is that you have designed the lighting system from the beginning to be able to control everything from the same place. In this way, you can even turn everything on and off with a simple button (for example, in iCUE you can create several profiles, you could have one with all the lighting on and another with everything off, so that just by pressing the button (or access direct) of profile change, you can go from one state to the other).
On the other hand, if in your case not all your hardware with RGB can be configured from a single software, you always have other alternatives. For example, in our case, we have a mid-range ASUS Prime Z690-A motherboard whose integrated lighting does not work even with iCUE nor with signalRGB, for example. In this case, we had to additionally install ASUS Armory Crate to be able to control its lighting, and we always leave it off by default, being able to control everything else with other programs.
In short, do you want to be able to turn off ALL RGB lighting on your PC? So you have several options:
- Design all the lighting from the moment you choose the PC hardware so that everything is compatible with the same software.
- Using various software to control the different components, with the disadvantage that you will not be able to have everything unified and, for example, turn everything on and off with a single button.
- The last option is not to physically connect the lighting of the devices that allow it, such as fans that have an RGB connector (this, as you will already assume, is not possible in some components, such as RAM memory).