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Is it me or is Corsair's peripheral software just terrible? recommendations for replacement.

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After using Corsair stuff for over a decade, i can only conclude that Corsair's software support is not just rubbish, its abysmal. 

Which is why I've started to avoid buying some of Corsairs peripherals recently,

 

*incoming rant*

 

Creating and assigning macro's in the Link or iCUE software is not that user friendly, most other companies had creating macro's nailed down over a decade ago, (this also applies to lighting profiles)

It makes me want to swap back to my old Microsoft keyboards just for the nicer macro software.

 

The iCUE software is not compatible with any older Corsair hardware, even if its only 3-4 years old, meaning you still need the older Corsair Link software as well.

That is unless you buy the new hardware, so the 3 year old perfectly functional hardware becomes e-waste.

In my system i've got a Corsair Commander mini and a Corsair RM1000 PSU, the iCUE software does not control them.

 

Not only that, iCUE just errors out if you happen to have an ASUS Xonar sound card, and Corsair appears to have no intent on fixing the memory error their software causes.

This isn't a new thing, and affects anyone with this series of sound card, (links to Corsairs forum, 1, 2, 3 etc.)

I value having nice audio more than some terrible LED controlling software.

 

If you use Win 7 and get random bluescreens, its likely because of using older Corsair USB2 devices in a USB3 port, as the constant data flow will just cause a driver error making the system Bluescreen.

I had this issue in the past, just swapping the K95 RGB keyboard to a USB2 port solved my issues.

 

And that the older Corsair Link software also has memory leaks in some versions.

Enough so that i had to make a script to launch Corsair Link, wait till its told the Corsair Commander Mini what the fan profiles are, then force the processes to close so the PC wont have any issues.

 

*end rant*

 

What software is out there that will control Corsairs devices in place of their bloatware?

And what companies actually support their peripherals for a long time?

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8 minutes ago, Bumblebeepee said:

Not only that, iCUE just errors out if you happen to have an ASUS Xonar sound card, and Corsair appears to have no intent on fixing the memory error their software causes.

This isn't a new thing, and affects anyone with this series of sound card, (links to Corsairs forum, 1, 2, 3 etc.)

I value having nice audio more than some terrible LED controlling software.

Same issue here with my Xonar Essence STX II. Memory error every time i shut down my pc. If i don't remember to press OK in the message box, the pc simply doesn't turn off after pressing the power button and walking away. I hate it. I also had to put in some time to "learn" how to program macros or even mess with RGB settings. It is not straight forward at all. I really like the Dark Core mouse, K63 keyboard and the functionality of the commander pro, but the Software is absolute garbage. I'd like to know aswell if there are alternatives...


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I haven't seen any peripheral software that's not garbage in a way or another yet...


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3 minutes ago, Kilrah said:

I haven't seen any peripheral software that's not garbage in a way or another yet...

I could not agree more, I have tried tons of products and there software.


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well, if you switch to linux you can use this: https://github.com/ckb-next/ckb-next

i've used it on linux with corsaiur keyboards and mice and it's fantastic. 

 

if you want to stay on Windows try OpenRGB: https://gitlab.com/CalcProgrammer1/OpenRGB


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TFW Corsair software sucks and yet somehow it's still better than software from Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, EVGA, to name a few that I've used.


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