Syncing RGB Devices Guide

Last Updated: 5/1/2024

Guide to syncing RGB devices

In this guide you will learn how to sync your RGB setup with one FREE application. This is especially great if you have RGB devices from a variety of different brands that would normally require multiple RGB applications just to get your colors to match.

Step 1. Uninstalling existing RGB applications

Uninstall all of the manufacturer RGB applications for the best experience. You MUST restart your PC after uninstalling them to ensure all of the files are removed. To uninstall an application go to Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features in Windows. Right click the app and then click Uninstall. You can also use Revo uninstaller to make sure you have completely removed the apps.

Below is list of the applications tied to common brands that should be uninstalled:

ASUS - Armoury Crate

Corsair - iCUE

Razer - Synapse 3

Logitech - G HUB

MSI - Mystic Light or Dragon Center or MSI Center

Gigabyte - RGB Fusion or Gigabyte Control Center (GCC)

Lian Li - L-Connect 3

CoolerMaster - MasterPlus+ or MasterCTRL


SteelSeries - SteelSeries Engine

ThermalTake - TT RGB Plus

HyperX - Ngenuity

ASRock - Polychrome

Glorious - Core

Step 2. Download SignalRGB

The FREE RGB application you will be using to sync your devices is called SignalRGB. It supports the most RGB devices out of any other syncing application which means you will have a high chance of your devices being supported. The application comes with over 100 free customizable RGB effects. SignalRGB also includes 'Screen Ambience' for free which is also known in some other applications as 'Ambilight' or 'Screen Mirroring'.

Step 3. Install SignalRGB

Run the SignalRGB installer as an administrator and continue through the installation.

If you see a popup with a list of conflicting exe's then it means you did not uninstall or at-least close the applications associated with the exe's. Click on 'Close Processes' and SignalRGB will attempt to auto-close them for you. You can also go into Windows Task Manager and end the conflicting processes if it fails to auto-close them. It is recommended after you finish the SignalRGB installation that you go back and uninstall the applications associated with the listed exe's by following the instructions in step 1 of this guide.

Once SignalRGB is open for the first time you should see your devices cycling through a neon color scheme (pink-->purple-->blue-->cyan) which means the devices are supported. If you see any of your devices flickering then it means there is still conflicting applications running associated with those flickering devices. At this point if everything appears to be synced together and you just want to set everything to a single color then you can do so using the 'Solid Color' effect. If some of your devices don't appear to be synced then that is okay. It could just be because your devices require further configuration.

Step 4. Configuring your components

Components such as RGB fans, RGB strips, and other accessories may require additional configuration through the RGB controller or motherboard.

On the left side of SignalRGB under 'My Rig' click on the tab labeled 'Devices'.

Now you should see a list of your devices at the bottom of the screen. Start with the motherboard configuration (if applicable) by clicking the motherboard icon below.

Delete any of the existing custom strips that might have been placed in each channel automatically by the application.

You should see your devices pulsing a specific color based on what channel they are connected to. This is how you will know which component you need to add onto each channel. If nothing is pulsing based on the channels then it means nothing is connected to your motherboard headers. Refer to the image as an example:

To add a device to a channel simply click the plus button on the channel.

Now you can use the search bar to find the component that should be on the channel.

Click on the component and it will get added to the channel.

Sometimes you might not see your component on the list which means you will need to create a custom strip with the LED count that matches your component or you can select a different component that has the same amount of LEDs. You can create a custom strip by typing the LED count you need in the box and pressing 'Create'.

Configure your RGB controllers if you have any by following the same process above. Select the RGB controller from the devices list below and then add the correct components onto each channel. Some controllers will only have one channel like the Corsair Commander Core controller. This means you MUST add all of the components onto that one channel in the CORRECT ORDER. In the example image below you can see that it is three QL fans because there is a QL fan connected onto port 1, 2 and 3. For example, if you have a different fan in port 2 then it would need to be placed second in the order. The same thing also applies anytime you have components daisy chained onto a single channel.

With the components configured on your motherboard and all of your RGB controllers you should be seeing every device on your setup synced together if they are supported. At this point you could start loading any of the RGB effects in SignalRGB and they should look good. But if you want to learn how to have RGB effects flowing through your devices perfectly then keep reading.

Step 5. Layouts

This next part will take you some time but it is totally worth it! SignalRGB Layouts allows you to control the positioning of your devices on a 'canvas' to make effects flow from one device to another anyway you want. The most common way of setting up the layout is by matching the overall real positions of the devices in your setup. The easiest way to get this done is by using an effect called 'Side to Side'. This effect will act as your reference so that you know if you are laying everything out correctly.

On the left side of SignalRGB under 'My Rig' click on the tab labeled 'Layouts'. You should now see a bunch of boxes all over the canvas. Each of these boxes represents a device in your setup.

Hold the ALT key on your keyboard and left click any of the eyeball icons next to any device in the list. This will hide every device from the canvas which makes it easier to layout each device one at a time.

Now you can start unhiding the devices one at a time and positioning, scaling, and rotating them until you see the Side to Side effect flowing through all of your devices correctly. It is recommended to do all of the devices inside of your PC tower first. You should have a layout that looks like the image below.

Hide every device on the canvas again and do same the thing for devices on your desk.

Be sure to save your layout using the menu at the bottom of the screen.

Step 6. Have fun

Now you can take full advantage of the hundreds of RGB effects that are available in SignalRGB. Be sure to checkout some fan favorites like Watercolor, Dark Matter, Sakura, Vapor Wave, and Calm Water. Don't sleep on the 6 different FREE audio visualizers either!