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    New ROGer Array archie79 PC Specs
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    MotherboardASUS ROG STRIX Z390-E Gaming
    ProcessorIntel i5-9600k Refresh
    Memory (part number)SKU CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 (2 x 8GB)
    Graphics Card #1MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660Ti Ventus XS 6G OC
    Sound CardRealtek(R) Audio (Creative BlasterX Acoustic Engine)
    MonitorHP 24ea
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    Storage #2Seagate 7200 rpm 1 TB HDD
    CPU CoolerCorsair Hydro H75
    CaseAntec NX600
    Power SupplyCorsair TX550M
    Keyboard Corsair K55 RGB
    Mouse Corsair Ironclaw RGB Gaming
    Headset Creative Sound BlasterX H5
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    Is ASUS lighting service normally a CPU hog

    I have just built my new rig with a ROG STRIX z390-E Gaming paired with an i5-9600k. I am over the moon with it all apart from the CPU usage with ASUS lighting service for Auora sync rgb lighting. Normally at rest I use 1%-2% CPU. With the ASUS lighting service active I am sitting at an average of 12% CPU usage at rest which is pretty disappointing. I have since uninstalled the lighting service and switched on the motherboard light from BIOS and then use the onboard controller on my case for fan and case lights which imo have better effects and doesn't use any CPU. Is this kind of CPU usage with the ASUS lighting service normal?

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    I believe that everyone is saying the static color fixes that issue on here. I'm more surprised yours actually works right now.

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    New ROGer Array archie79 PC Specs
    archie79 PC Specs
    MotherboardASUS ROG STRIX Z390-E Gaming
    ProcessorIntel i5-9600k Refresh
    Memory (part number)SKU CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 (2 x 8GB)
    Graphics Card #1MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660Ti Ventus XS 6G OC
    Sound CardRealtek(R) Audio (Creative BlasterX Acoustic Engine)
    MonitorHP 24ea
    Storage #1Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500 GB SSD
    Storage #2Seagate 7200 rpm 1 TB HDD
    CPU CoolerCorsair Hydro H75
    CaseAntec NX600
    Power SupplyCorsair TX550M
    Keyboard Corsair K55 RGB
    Mouse Corsair Ironclaw RGB Gaming
    Headset Creative Sound BlasterX H5
    Mouse Pad Corsair Gaming Pad
    Headset/Speakers Creative Sound BlasterX Kratos S3
    OS Win10 Pro

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    Thanks for your response. Yes I have seen people are having a lot of issues with it. Mine seems to be working just that it is a CPU hog. It's not a big deal, I will just uninstall the lighting service and use my case RGB controller as I think the lighting effect is better anyway plus it uses zero resources.

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    New ROGer Array Nero666 PC Specs
    Nero666 PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)Yeah, right.. :P
    MotherboardROG STRIX B450-F GAMING
    ProcessorRyzen 5 3600X 6-Core Processor
    Memory (part number)KHX3200C16D4/8GX
    Graphics Card #1ASUS 2060 Super ROG STRIX ADV
    Sound CardKingston HyperX Cloud II USB dongle
    MonitorAOC 2470W & AOC 2460
    Storage #1KINGSTON SA2000M81000G
    Storage #2Samsung SSD 860 QVO 1TB (x2)
    CPU CoolerCooler Master Hyper 212 Evo (Corsair ML 120 fan)
    CasePhanteks Eclipse P400S Satin Black
    Power SupplyCooler MAster MasterWatt 650 Bronze
    Keyboard Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Brown
    Mouse Corsair Nightblade RGB
    Headset Kingston HyperX Cloud II
    Mouse Pad Steelseries XXL
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    When I tried Armory Crate it was a massive CPU hog. I tried to set affinity to thread 12 on my Ryzen 3600X and it used somewhere above 70%

    However last version of Aura Sync was not so much. It is actually fine ...atleast for me. Spikes to about 0,2%.

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    New ROGer Array gb2048 PC Specs
    gb2048 PC Specs
    MotherboardROG STRIX z390-E
    ProcessorIntel i5-9500
    CPU CoolerbeQuiet Dark Rock Slim
    CaseNZXT H510
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    OS Windows 10 64-Bit 1903
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    I've found that it can happen every now and then. Restarting the service seems to solve it.

    From reading other posts (I forget which so can't take the credit), I've found that the following install is more reliable - if not using Armory Crate but AI Suite 3. So...

    1. Uninstall both AURA and the Lighting Service. Reboot.
    2. Extract the Lighting Control SW zip that you can get from https://www.asus.com/campaign/aura/uk/download.html.
    3. You need to install the 'service' first, so go to the 'LightingService' folder first and run 'AuraServiceSetup.exe'.
    4. Reboot.
    5. Go back to the Lighting Control folder you extracted and run 'Setup.exe'.
    6. Reboot.

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