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Fix: Asus Aura Sync not working (ultimate guide)

Are you using those awesome RGB computer parts from Asus like me? If you are, this post is for you. Asus is one of the leading RGB parts manufacturer companies, and also quite popular all around the world. Here I am gonna discuss how to fix Asus Aura Sync not working?

Do you know all the RGB effects, the lighting of PC components from Asus can be controlled by Asus Aura sync software? Yes, it can be. But, due to many reasons, it doesn’t work and that’s why RGB lighting too.

So, if your RGB lighting isn’t working, first check if LED lights are okay, if they are fine, you may not using Asus Aura sync, please make sure to use this software. 

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In other cases, you may be using Asus Aura sync, but not seeing RGB lighting, getting errors, can’t access it completely. Let’s fix those errors:

I have discussed what kind of errors you get in Asus Aura Sync software and their fixes accordingly, so don’t forget to read till the end.

Fix Asus Aura Sync not working with these easy steps:

Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a super tech-person to fix it by yourself. These steps are too simple and newbie-friendly.

#1. Restart the software:

After getting an error in Asus Aura sync, your first step should close the program, restart your computer, and start it again. I know this is the most obvious step, but do not ignore it.

So, do this step at the beginning and check your RGB status by opening the software, therefore, do the others too.

#2. Untick fast startup:

There are options to choose a fast startup or a balanced one in your system. But what does it do? Let’s discuss:

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Basically, if you have enabled fast startup, your system tries to boot up your device as soon as possible. Nowadays, SSDs are used to do that. But, if you have a hard disk in your system, some files don’t even load for booting the computer quickly.

That’s why I recommend to set it at balanced if you don’t have beasts like SSD, mSATA SSD. To do so:

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  • Go to the control panel.
  • Then go to power options.
  • After that in the left corner, click on Choose what the power button does.
  • Then click on Change Settings that are currently unavailable.
  • Untick the turn on the fast startup button and save it. That’s it.

After doing this step, restart your system and check if an error of Asus Aura sync is fixed or not.

#3. Check your USB headers on your motherboard:

Do you know I can see all the RGB lighting inside the CPU due to RGB headers? Yes, in all good, advanced motherboards, you can see at least two RGB headers to connect all the RGB cables.

So, if you haven’t connected them and keep biting your nails thinking your RGB parts are damaged or Asus Aura sync is not working, please check if the cables are properly attached to the headers in the motherboard.

In case they are properly connected, it will be better to reconnect them once again. Just pull out them and connect them (don’t apply extreme force) gently.

After doing this, restart your computer and check again opening the Asus Aura software.

#4. Make sure you are using the latest version:

It is always lettered to keep your software up to date. Since there are probabilities of the existence of bugs in old software, good companies always try to keep them away through regular updates.

That’s why, if you are using the old version of Asus Aura, there are probabilities that you can’t access it due to bugs. So, please update it and check again.

#5. Make sure you are only using Asus Aura for Asus parts:

If you have Asus RGB parts in your PC, then there is no better option for you than it. So, if you are using other RGB softwares, please use this one to avoid any errors.

Like that, for corsair parts, you should use official iCUE software. Overall, every manufacturer company has its own RGB software for their products. You should you only that to avoid errors. If you don’t know which software you have to choose, see it in the manual, which you get while buying any PC part.

#6. Reinstall the app:

If your Asus Aura sync software l is not fixed yet or you can’t see the RGB lighting yet, now only fix is left-behind is to reinstall it. To uninstall it:

  • Go to the program and files.
  • Right-click on Asus Aura sync and uninstall it.
  • Download again from its official website.
  • Follow on-screen instructions and simply install it and access awesome RGB lighting.

Now, let’s discuss what type of errors you can see in Asus Aura sync software and their fixes:

Common errors of Asus Aura sync:

#1. Asus Aura, not opening:

Sometimes, when you double click on the Asus Aura icon, nothing happens. That’s really very frustrating and as a result, you can’t see/access RGB lighting.


There could be tons of reasons due to which you can’t open it, but mainly it happens due to improper installation or disk space. So, please reinstall it and also check if you have enough storage available in your hard disk.

#2. Asus Aura has stopped working:

Sometimes after opening, Asus RGB software automatically stopped working. That’s why after this error, you can’t customize the RGB lighting.

Now, why you are getting this error. There could be many reasons like-

  • Software isn’t properly installed.
  • Check if your antivirus has blocked this software.
  • Turn of overclocking.


First, Restart your system. Then check if it is fixed, if not please reinstall Asus Aura sync software. And don’t forget to apply the fixes I have discussed above.

#3. Software is not detecting motherboard:

As I said before, if your RGB headers are not connected properly,  your Asus Aura sync software can’t detect the motherboard, as a result, you can’t get RGB effects.


  • Reconnect all RGB headers.

#4. Everything is ok but still can’t get access to RGB:

If everything is fine, but still your RGB components are not showing RGB lighting, make sure you are using official software for each part.

For example, if you have PC parts of both corsair and Asus, you have to use iCUE for corsair parts and Asus Aura sync for Asus parts separately.

These are the basic and most common errors of Asus Aura sync software. But, if you are getting a different one, first try the fixes I have discussed above, by chance if the fixes don’t work, comment me below, I will be very happy to help you.

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How to install Asus Aura sync and use it properly (ultimate guide)?

  • Go to Asus official website to download it (please don’t download it from anywhere else). 
  • Double-click on the installer and completely install it by clicking the next button and choosing the installing path.
  • After its done, open it and you are ready to go.

Its uses:

It is very easy to use, just open it and you can see all the RGB parts, in different tabs like in Google chrome. Select one to a part to apply RGB effects manually.

You can customize RGB profiles, lighting to get better results. You can also pick a different color from HTML codes or from the color circle.

For each part, you have to enable, edit like this or in some keyboards, you get dedicated buttons for RGB control.

Frequency asked questions (FAQs):

What is Asus Aura sync?

Asus Aura sync is the official software to control and customize RGB lighting of Asus parts. It is like the iCUE software of corsair.

If you want to personalize awesome RGB lighting, add RGB profiles, effects, you must have to download this software.

Do you need an Asus motherboard for Aura sync?

Absolutely not. You can use this software only to control/customize RGB effects of Asus parts, no matter what is the part. Like it can be GPU, keyboard, motherboard, headset or any one of them.

So, if you have only one RGB part from Asus, you have to install this software

How do I access my aura sync?

It’s really simple, just open the software and you can see different tabs for different RGB parts.

If you are getting error in opening the software, try the fixes I have discussed above.

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Is Corsair compatible with aura sync?

As I said before, Corsair components are not compatible with Asus Aura sync software. However, sometimes you can see RGB lighting, but the chances of getting errors are very high if you try to control corsair parts with Asus Aura or vice versa.

Wrapping up:

I hope after reading this post, you can get rid of Asus Aura sync not working problem. Please do comment if you haven’t till now.

That’s it for today, see you in the next one, tada:)

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